Saturday, November 15, 2014

Treasure Every Bump in the Road

I've recently been telling people that I am amazed how this journey has changed my mind more than my body. I am in an amazing place in my life, and I can finally say that even though my life isn't perfect, and I know it will never be, that I am not just content, but I am extremely happy. Being happy means finding happiness in any situation, and although I am not where I want to be, it is important to me to find happiness while holding on to the drive and determination of wanting to improve every aspect of my life.

I knew I had it in me, but I would have never thought that after less than seven months, I would be less than ten pounds away from losing 100 pounds! I've said many prayers hoping I would find the strength to believe in myself. It's crazy how depressed you can feel when you think your life is going nowhere, you are left in a constant state of wondering what your purpose is in life, and you feel like giving into your old habits. When you decide to keep going when your progress has plateaued, that is the very moment your life will change. Don't blink, or you'll miss it, and honestly, I missed that moment for myself.

The moment I didn't miss however, and the moment I will never forget, happened yesterday. Yesterday was a turning point in my life, not because something amazing happened or because of a certain decision I made, but because I finally realized that I am destined to become someone so much greater in life than I could have ever imagined. The moments in your life when your outlook changes are way more precious than receiving something you've been wanting for a very long time. The moment of excitement when you realize that all of those things will come at exactly the right times is what keeps you going. And knowing that whatever bumps you'll hit in the road are something to be treasured just as much the good times. After all, running a path with mountains and hills is way more exciting than running a long, flat course. What's the fun in that?

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