Saturday, January 2, 2010

Start Now, Not Monday

Cammy of Tippy Toe Diet fame wrote an excellent post about not waiting until Monday to start a healthy eating/exercise/healthy life program. You should check out her insightful post here if you haven't seen it yet. I wanted share my comments here because I couldn't agree with her more.

I've waited long enough. I'm done waiting. There's always going to be an excuse to start next Monday after the holiday food fest trifecta. I've used every single excuse there is over the past 20+ years and I'm done making excuses.

Stop waiting for next Monday because you will only have Valentine's Day chocolate to eat, St. Patrick's Day alcohol to drink, tax time stress to endure, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day BBQ's to attend, Halloween candy to devour, and then we're right back to the mother of all excuses, the food feasts of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years again.

If we wait until Monday to start a program we'll only find ourselves looking back on 2010 and bemoaning how we didn't lose weight and wonder why we get fatter and fatter each year. If those holiday excuses aren't enough you have office functions, business lunches, cocktail parties, birthday parties and anniversary parties. It looks like there may be a small window of opportunity to start a diet in June if you don't have a wedding to go to.

Don't wait until Monday. Don't wait until June. Every day, every meal, every morsel is a new time to start. No more excuses. NOW is the best time to start. RIGHT NOW!


  1. I so agree! I am starting right now, this every minute! The holidays are over and it's time to get back to reality!

  2. Aw, thanks for the mention.

    You said it so much better than I did! Tomorrow isn't too late, but there's no really good reason we can't start right now, whenever now is. :)

  3. Agree! You should never wait til the new year or to monday or to some "next step" in the future. The best time to start is ALWAYS now.

  4. I couldn't agree more! I used to do this kind of thing. I would wait till Monday or Wednesday or Sunday to start something. It's part of my OCness. But I'm trying to overcome that. It's not doing me any good.

  5. Great post!
    I started January first, right away! It's been good so far. I feel relieved that the holidays and the eating fests are finally over. I had enough of food.


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