This week hubby asked “what is Epi-Fanny?”. My initial reaction was to wonder what sort of magazine he was reading at breakfast time but then it dawned on me that he really meant Epiphany (Aha! moment]. Apart from being the Christian celebration of the Three Wise Men visiting the baby Jesus on the 12th day after Christmas, an Epiphany is the sudden realization or comprehension of the meaning of something, confirmation that you have at last found the last piece of the puzzle. An Aha! moment.
Today is my Epiphany. I have decided to combine several Aha! moments with being wise to bring about a change in lifestyle long overdue. I realise that I am never going to lose weight or get fit by eating copious amounts of chocolates, biscuits and cakes, or by slurping my way through litres of vino (even if someone did tell me that a glass of wine counts as one of your 5-a-day because it is made out of grapes). These changes will also help my mood and hopefully bring back some self-control and discipline to my world. I always feel better when I’m in control.
So, the wine glasses have been put out of sight on the top shelf, the remaining chocolate biscuits are in the bin, my treadmill is getting an overhaul, body weight and measurements taken and discipline, determination and direction are the new addictions.
I don’t see any of these changes as negative. I know what it feels like to be slimmer, healthier, mentally strong and in control. It feels GREAT! And that feeling is what I’m going to cling on to in those dark moments when temptation creeps up on me.
It’s not going to be easy, but that will make the end result even sweeter.