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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I have been reading some other blogs this morning and it has got me thinking about transformation. Easter is a wonderful time to take a look at new beginnings and accept cleansing for where we are with our struggles.

My little boy has been learning about butterflies in school and he is so mesmerized by the process of their transformation. It makes me think...

Instead of getting frustrated by my moments in a "chrysalis"... times where I seem to stay the same on the scale (even when I know that I am working really hard)... when I am emotionally drained and feel defeated... when I want SO badly to fit into "that dress" for Easter and I know that I won't this year...
I need to take a step back and gain some perspective.

I am in my chrysalis. I am no longer the caterpillar that doesn't move very fast and eats everything in sight ... I have moved past that stage... I have grown...
I have made huge strides to NOT be that caterpillar anymore. I am at a place where I know that I cannot look back... only forward... I will NEVER be that caterpillar again! I am in my transitional phase... the MOST IMPORTANT phase of my life.... the phase where I learn how to move ahead and not look back... the phase where I concentrate on ME and how to honor the body that God has given me and realize that I am NOT being selfish, I NEED to do this for ME! I have to realize that it is NOT taking time away from my husband and my kids and my dogs to take a walk without them sometimes... it is adding to my life with them. When I take care of myself... I am giving them the BEST gift of all. More time with me in the long run! So, here I stay in my chrysalis... working hard and eating right (even if noone else notices right now)...

Soon... I will grow wings and fly!
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KALISWALKER 3/31/2010 10:44PM

    I love how you described where you at now. Only you can work on you, and now you are doing it. You are making yourself into the person you were meant to be - happy, healthy and fit - a role model for your family and friends.

I really appreciated the message you sent me. Despite almost 3 years of diet and exercise, it's my online friends who keep my motivation fresh.
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BABSRA302 3/31/2010 12:39PM

    Thanks Lisa! That is a great outlook and perfect timing too. Easter makes us all think of transformation but I never thought to relate it to this journey. Thanks for the insight! Have a great day! You are doing good things.


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LITTLEBRICHIZ 3/31/2010 12:32PM

  Thank you for this blog. I love your outlook. Stay positive.

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SPORTSMOM03 3/31/2010 11:42AM

    And fly you will!! But believe me, people are already noticing the changes!

Thanks for sharing; this is how I was feeling a couple of weeks ago, and all of a sudden, my wings started to emerge!

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