Why Is It That Mondays Are Always Best For Starting A Diet

Suzy teases me by asking, “When are you going to start your diet?” My answer is always on Monday. Unless its a Monday, I give myself a little time to come up with an excuse not to start.

“Why is it that we do things we know are not good for us but satisfy an immediate craving.” I’m tempted to blame the snake in the Garden of Eden. I really don’t like snakes anyway, but I think blaming one’s ancestors is a cop out. So I find myself asking again, “Why is it?”

I think we all have something we know we need to do to improve our health, our well-being, or to live the life we were born to live but can’t find the will-power or at best it is short-lived.

So my mornings meditation mantra is “Why is it?” The answer that comes to me is I haven’t reached the tipping point, in AA terms “hit rock bottom,” or in old coaching lingo, “I am not fed up enough with losing to do what’s necessary to win.”

That’s the beauty of meditation and prayer — ask often enough and the answer will come. This morning consider taking a walk, finding you meditation mat, or sit quietly in a comfortable chair. Ask “Why is It?” The answer will come.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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