|This brilliant picture is by Kelli Nina Perkins. http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/2011/07/let-me-eat-cake.html|
Woke up early this morning, first day of 2013.
I made myself a cup of coffee and reached into the fridge for a slice of leftover Egg Nog & Rum Bundt cake. (Breakfast of Champions...)
"Hold it!" My annoying, meddling, do-gooder side interrupted as I sunk my teeth into the cake.
"What?!" I mumbled back...mouth full...innocent...but clearly, BUSTED!
"Its the first day of a new year!" Do-gooder exclaimed in disbelief
"Uh-huh" I chewed a little and gulped...so guilty.
"So...how is this year going to be different from every other year?"
I stopped chewing..stared at the cake...and I realized the truth of the matter "It's not."
I fully expect that this year will be exactly like every other year since I cognitively started tracking my years, and change, and bad habits.
Miraculously, over the past few decades, I have managed to improve more than decline...just maybe not always in ways that I envisioned.
This year will not be any different. I will struggle with my diet and won't want to exercise. My metabolism will continue to slow as I age. I will continue to struggle with my weight. I will incorporate some very good things and I will eliminate some bad things too. I will try. I will have set -backs. I will have successes. I will try again.
When it is all said and done...I will still -occasionally- want cake.
One thing is for certain: I really don't want 2013 to be all about whether or not I should have my cake and eat it too. (Of course I should!)
Take Good Care!
Self Care Girl