Happy Thursday, loves!
Just linking with Katie and Samantha for NonScale Victories - what were your NSVs this week??
Mine was pretty simple and it is simply this: I'm learning to trust the process.
They say that strength and success comes from looking in the mirror and seeing no change but continuing on anyway because you know it's the right thing to do...or something like that.
Last year at this time, I was looking forward to Spring and Summer and all of the cute clothes I was going to be wearing. I'm still excited about that (after spending 20 years dreading the warmer months because that meant less clothes to cover myself up!) but it seemed like last year I couldn't buy something without it being too big after I'd only worn it one or two times. That isn't happening at the same rate this year...and sometimes when I think about that, it makes me anxious. I even get irritated and probably berate myself a little bit...I know, I know...I'm working on it.
But being anxious and irritated with the process doesn't make me quit...it's doesn't even make me want to THINK about quitting. I sigh, walk out of my closet, face the day and do what I know I need to do. I honestly can say at this point in my journey, I have no idea what quitting would feel like. And this is coming from someone who didn't even have the confidence in herself to even TRY in my past life.
Each of the little victories I've had over the past two years made me stronger each and every single time I faced and overcame them. The first time I went a whole week tracking my food, the first time I came home from vacation and got right back to my routine, the first time I gained and continued on anyway, the first time I climbed a mountain, the first time I ran for 90 seconds straight...each and every single victory built my strength and confidence up.
In today's society we want everything SO fast. It doesn't help that pretty much every single thing can be made better, faster, stronger. The thing is that nobody - NO. BODY.- has been able to come up with anything that will make the process of being healthy a quick fix. It's not going to happen, people! You have to be willing to put in every second, minute, hour, day, month and year to make it happen. That's the reality. And during that time, you are going to have ups and downs...LOTS of them...it's not going to be easy and there are going to be many, many obstacles to overcome...OVERCOME them. Each one makes you stronger.
I'm here to tell you that you will be successful if you just know this, remember this, live this, and TRUST this. If you do, you will be successful. I'm not going to be a success WHEN I get to whatever scale-weight I decide works for me. I'm successful NOW. Every single day that I live this healthy life, I'm a success. I have always wanted to be a healthy person, so here I am, living it.