On a holiday where we celebrate the Irish spirit, I want to explore this question. “Are you just lucky?”
When I initially lost weight, I had many people say to me, “Oh, well, you are just so lucky! You must have skinny genes or something…” Ha Ha. Funny. No, actually I don’t have luck, I just had to make my own. I had to log calories, workout, and turn down a few shamrock shakes. Similarly, when I hear the “I’m just unlucky” excuses, I also have to wonder about the luck of it all.
Are you just lucky to have the healthy body you have? Or, do you feel like you are the unlucky one? Just like in the lottery, imagine those balls whirling around with features stamped on them instead of numbers. Did you draw the blue eyes or the green? Did you draw in the apple or pear shaped? Did you end up with your uncle’s nose? Or, did you end up with high blood pressure and high cholesterol? All of these dominant and recessive traits are picked at random, right?
So, is your body simply a genetic lottery ball? Are you doomed to bad or good luck in your body? What do you think?