Often times we feel the safest when we are in our comfort zone, as it’s the place where we are the most familiar. We think that we are at our best in our comfort zone and we often feel untouchable when we are in that zone. Comfort is defined as a feeling of relief or consolation. For me, being able to drop the weight has made me very comfortable. I’ve been able to wear clothing that I’ve only imagined being able to wear, I've shopped in stores that I’ve only been able to walk by, and I've eliminated the high blood pressure that Dr. Oz said was simply making me, “rust away on the inside.” I was comfortable and feeling great, but I think that being comfortable was also causing me to forget the hard work that it took for me to get here.
In a few ways, I’ve felt myself once again reaching for the comfort of familiar stress relievers like hard candy. I could really blame the new assistant at work, Christine, for all of the goodies that she brings into the office. The cakes, pies and cobblers come and go and I barely blink, but that hard candy just hangs around. I was finding myself grabbing a piece or 2 or 3. I’ll be honest that I started with the miniature candy bars, but after a few, realized that wasn’t my thing. I wanted that hard sugary fat-free candy. Who can pass up something that says fat-free, right?
Well in writing this, I’ve realized that I can pass it up! Am I saying that I will never eat candy again? No. Am I saying that candy is evil? For me, yes it is! Candy is my weakness, and because it contains sugar – it’s a felon. A felon is defined as, “called treacherous which means deceptive, untrustworthy or unreliable.” When I read all of that, I realized that the candy is out!
For the record it’s so not Christine’s fault and she has redeemed herself by bringing me fresh fruit, as she knows that I try hard to withstand the temptations of sugar. Just remember to never get too comfortable where you are, as it can cause you to become complaisant and forget what you had to leave behind to get where you currently are.
Are you looking to move past that comfort zone and be the best you that you can be? Let’s do it together! I would love to hear from you so e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.