When you’re on a journey of health and wellness and you’re dropping weight, blood pressure points and sizes, it’s easy to forget that someday soon you will be at your destination.
You will achieve your goals.
People start noticing your weight loss. They begin to compliment your glow, your attitude, your commitment. You receive accolades for your accomplishments and you feel your being light up. It’s ok to get this positivity from others. It’s ok to wear it around like a new outfit. Just don’t get comfortable there.
At some point you will reach your goal. You will be your dream; when you get there it will feel better, sweeter, more extraordinary than you ever thought. It will be new. It will be exciting and it will eventually be up to you to manufacture that feeling.
Everyone loves a winner and as you shrink and gain health you are being cheered on by your fans. When you reach the finish line they are still there hugging and high-fiving. They’re your people, they love you and they are over the moon that you achieved your goals through commitment, choice and grit.
Enter the rest of your life.
At some point, the cheers will stop and who you are as goal will be who you are as everyone knows you. At some point, you will be the new you but the new will be gone.
When that time comes, find the place in your being that still cheers for your awesomeness. Find the place that pours worth into your heart just because. Find that little voice that whispers to you that you’re a big deal.
If there is even a tendril of your being that is still tethered to your worth being connected to your success of goal completion, find it, cut it, heal it.
You are so much more than your journey to health. It is unfathomable to some to lose hundreds of pounds. To some it is also unfathomable to maintain it.
You are an incredible, whole and complete being and the journey to health only accentuates that. It does not define you.
When the sparkle turns to a burnished luster, shine on. Shine because you shine.
Shine because you are you.