Friday, April 21, 2017
Here it is Day 5 and I'm already getting compliments. My kids are happy that I'm happier and more energetic. My mom commented on the pep in my step. My husband says this is the favorite me he's ever seen. While none of those are about weight lose or how good I look, my journey is about much more than that.
I think people get way too caught up with numbers. Number of calories. Number of minutes exercising. Number on the scale. Number of inches lost. Now while I do keep track of all of those, I am celebrating every tiny victory. Like on Day 5 I am celebrating that I've made it this far without straying from my plan. I'm not celebrating with cake or a drink, but I'm congratulating myself on a job well done.
I feel like if all my focus was on the scale, then a. That means I only have a chance to feel good about what I'm doing once a week and b. At some point I'm going to feel let down. I don't want that. I want a reason to feel good everyday. Enjoy everyday. Celebrate everyday. And that's what I'm going to do.
"Every step forward, no matter how small, is a step closer to being where you want to be."