Joy in the journey

I realized that so much of life is mental. How do you think you are and how should you feel?  I invested in and am doing some awesome brain training. Instead of saying negative things to myself, I find a positive. I’m more aware of how I think about myself and my situation.  

As coaches, we tell our challengers to set goals and schedule rewards to hit them. The team is what keeps me going. Many of us have done our “transformation” and now need to maintain for the rest of our lives. We gain and lose and sometimes our goals are totally unrealistic. What matters is the journey and having friends who help along the way. There is no finish line except the grave. 

Today, one of our challengers posted her before and after results. I looked at her measurements that she dutifully took and realized that aside from my waist being 5″ thinner, our measurements everywhere else were within 1/2″ of each other. She reported she had lost 4lbs. I looked at the numbers and realized that her before weigh in was my lofty goal weight. She’s 20lbs LIGHTER than I am. 20 POUNDS! With the same measurements. She’s also 5″ shorter. It blew my mind. 

What I realized is that I’m obsessed with metrics and tracking change and need to instead “do my best and forget the rest.” I need to find joy in the journey and breathe and enjoy life. 

And I realized that I’ll always treat myself as an experiment. Try something new and see what changes. 

Next up, eating my way through the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook and finishing P90X. 

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