How do you put your socks and shoes on? Is it sock/sock, shoe/shoe? Or are you a sock/shoe, sock/shoe person? Watch this before I make my point:
So which are you? Me, I'm more like Meathead - I'm a sock /shoe, sock/shoe person. What's this say about me?
I think that people who are sock/shoe, sock/shoe people are risk takers. Can I get everything done (socks and shoes both) in the time allotted before getting interrupted? I think sock/sock, shoe/shoe people are more conventional and want their bases covered.
How does this relate to weight loss? I think to have even a marginal amount of success you have to take some sort of risk. Look, starting to exercise SUCKS. When you're overweight you feel like a complete ass there on the treadmill next to Miss 100 Pounds (as in that's what she weighs, not what she has to lose) and Mr. Hardbody. I know I did. My first few times at the gym were EXCRUCIATING. I felt that everyone was thinking "It's about time fatty got her fat self in here."
But I took that risk. I decided I didn't give a flying F what Miss 100 and Mr. Hardbody thought of me. I wasn't doing this for them. And each day that I went back, I gained confidence. I owned that time. That time was / is for ME. And who knows? Maybe they started out like ME once.
There's nothing wrong with sock/sock, shoe/shoe people. And seriously, it's all a mindset and not how you actually put on your socks and shoes, people. For me, sock/sock, shoe/shoe just represents me taking the easy and conventional way out. The way I was SUPPOSED to be. Now, I just do things the way they work for ME.
So how about you? Ready for the risk?
And you know what else? Ever since I first watched this clip from All In The Family, I think about it EVERY time I put on socks and shoes. Every. Single. Time.