First of all, Happy New Year to everyone and Happy Birthday to this blog!
It’s been two years of a roller coaster ride and I hope you guys have enjoyed reading my stories as much as I’ve enjoyed living & writing them 🙂
Now, a little update on where I’ve been.
I spent the last three weeks stuffing myself with fries and getting up to all sorts of things that weren’t good for my health.
Of course I knew I shouldn’t. And normally I would feel super guilty afterwards.
But because it was holiday season, I convinced myself that it was OK.
It didn’t take a lot of convincing, and as a result, I didn’t feel any guilt for indulging.
Not even a teeny tiny bit.
I could eat all the fries in the world and not hate myself for it.
Life without guilt was a complete bliss.
Or so I thought.
Until I was faced with something much bigger and scarier than guilt.
I’m sure you know it too. It’s called ‘consequence’.
As my very wise friend B puts it: You can escape guilt, but you can’t escape consequences.
Come to think of it, maybe guilt exists to serve as a warning sign so we won’t have to face consequences.
But somehow we tend to think that because we can avoid guilt, we can also avoid consequences. Well, I learned the hard way that that’s not how it works.
The consequence I faced? A bigger butt that no longer fits into jeans.
Fortunately for me, this is a consequence that can be undone i.e. by hitting the gym & eating healthy meals.
But what if I continue to do whatever the hell I wanted and just push aside the guilt? Sure, it will be fun for a while and it will feel amazing. But, let’s face it, there will be more severe consequences which cannot be undone.
Question is, am I prepared to face those consequences?
This is probably the part where I talk about the need for self-control so that there won’t be any guilt or consequences. But who am I kidding? I’m nowhere near that.