I didn’t use to believe there could be joy on this journey. Making a lifestyle change to better my health and gain self-confidence is hard work. There are days I dread, especially when I know a buffet is involved. But even then I can still make good choices, and if I don’t, then I have learned to forgive myself and move on. I can either look at this journey as a continuing uphill battle, or I can choose to find the joy in it despite the challenges.I can either look at this journey as a continuing uphill battle, or I can choose to find the joy in it despite the challenges. Click To Tweet
I’m nearly five months in to this life-long journey, and here are some of the joys I’ve found:
- 27lbs down. That’s an average of 5lbs a month!
- 2 pant sizes down.
- No more swollen feet.
- I can cut my toenails without feeling like I will break in half.
- I wear a half size smaller shoe.
- Compliments from people I know.
- I am beginning to like what I see in the mirror.
Whenever you embark on a life-long journey, there will be twists and turns along the way. When you are undoing years of unhealthy habits, it’s going to take time. Take a moment to look at how far you’ve come on your own journey.
What joy have you found on your journey? I would love for you to share with me in the comments. Let’s encourage one another along the way.
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