Internal Dialog: Motivator or Enabler?

If my internal dialog genuinely wanted to help, this is what it would look like:

And this is what it would shout:

“Quit whining, shut your pie hole and run!”

Instead it speaks in hushed tones and whispers and says things like:

“You’re over 40.  Your metabolism has slowed considerably.  Of course you’re going to put on weight.”

And “You’ve worked so hard n your diet, you deserve a little chocolate now and then.” 

Over the summer, while running “Camp Mom”, I choose to ignore my internal Drill Sergeant and turn up the volume on my Enabler, who is so much more pleasant and understanding.

My Enabler knows that as head counselor of Camp Mom, I feel justified in stuffing my face with S’Mores, movie popcorn and ice cream cones.

But come September, the Sergeant is back on my doorstep, his bulging biceps folded across his chest, poking a finger at my protruding gut and saying:

“What’s this?  Move your butt, clam cake belly!”

His take no prisoners approach to fitness is the only way I know to release the pancakes I have been holding hostage on my hips and thighs all summer.

So I start running again and stop indulging in foods that lead to bulging.  And I give up whining…well, at least out loud.

Published by Eileen Slovak

I am an Author Novelist living in Virginia. My body of work includes: published non-fiction articles, this blog, fictional short stories, a published short story series on www.Smashwords.com, flash fiction, poetry and one published novel "Secret Agent of God", a spiritual thriller. Thank you for your interest in my bio. For more: amazon.com/author/eileenslovak

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Reluctant Poet

A Discovery of Enlightening Insights, Information, Humor, Writings and Musings

BBC America

Seeker of truth in a fictitious world!

BBC America

Seeker of truth in a fictitious world!

Quirky Wanderer

Travel stories (Told differently)

La Verzura

Life food travels & gardens, in Italy

to what place

Seeker of truth in a fictitious world!

Adobe 99U

A resource for the creative career

The Public Medievalist

The Middle Ages in the Modern World

My Persian Corner

Traveling in Iran and Persian language and culture explained through personal stories and beautiful imagery from the eyes of an Iranian-American living in Tehran

One Large Popcorn, Please!

Film and TV musings from Tom Parry

Longreads

The best longform stories on the web

KATE PEARCE VINTAGE

ECLECTIC LIVING

DogTime

Seeker of truth in a fictitious world!

CaMP Anthropology

Communication, Media and Performance

%d bloggers like this: