Lord help me to accept the things I cannot change

by kristinwood

Today I woke up and checked my Facebook, as I do nearly every morning. I had two posts on my We’re Losing It! group page that was people saying how frustrated they are with things and down they are on themselves. Then I scroll a little bit further and there’s more posts where people are frustrated or whining or looking for sympathy and encouragement…and guess what?!? They get it! Then I see my few positive and upbeat posts about nonscale victories and asking people what their motivation is and I get very few comments. So I’m mad. I’m laying here mad to start my day. I don’t know where to vent my anger so I decided to just type it here where very few people actually read on a daily basis. I said the serenity prayer a few times because sometimes focusing on those words really helps me. Today it didn’t…

I cannot help these people. As much as I wanted to be something awesome for them…I just can’t. Why? Because very few of them really want to stop making excuses and help themselves. If you’re reading this and struggling or one of the people I’m referring to, I’m sorry but this is when my tough love kicks in. Do you honestly think I cut myself any slack the past year? Absolutely not! Do you think I made excuses leading up to my success? Absolutely not! Do you think I let a bump in my routine ruin everything? Absolutely not!

I was driven! I had God’s fuel raging through my veins. I was determined! I wanted this more than I wanted to whine on a Facebook forum! I wanted to be the best form of myself I could be! I have been humbled several times though and I’m sure after posting this people will humble me some more but YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN DO THIS! No one else is going to put your shoes on and tie them and make you go out the door. No one is going to tell you that you’re doing great when you feel like death on the elliptical. No one is going to slap cookies out of your hands. No one is going to shop for veggies and fruit.

Here’s my last piece if advice before I get up and do something awesome with my day.