While walking with my friend Kristin she mentioned that she had cut all meat, dairy and sugar out of her diet a few months prior.
“And?” I asked.
“Girl, it was not easy,” she replied. “There are all these people out there who say ‘Oh, I could never do that. I love cheese too much.’ And I want to tell them ‘You think I don’t love cheese? And flank steak?’ The truth is, it’s not so much about not wanting those things. I want them. But they’re not good for me, and I feel so much better without it. So it just becomes not an option.”
Her comments reminded me of what I want to think when people say, “I could never wake up early and swim,” or “I could never run every day.” My answer is quite similar. It’s not that I want to do those things. In fact, I often joke in my head that if given the choice, I wouldn’t do them. But it’s never been a choice. It has just been what is.
To everyone who is cutting something out, or incorporating something in – go forth and conquer!