Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I saw this quote today, and I really was affected by it, so I have to share...then I'll explain myself.
"I have learned to just stop and go with the flow. Enjoy life. Because if you worry and speed through it, you will miss the best part: living."...Anonymous
Now for why it really affects me. Most times we see quotes that say "go for it", "give it your all", etc. Well, I am a Type A personality person, and sometimes obsess with things, including my weight loss/eating healthy journey. Since I found this site, I have learned to eat better and take better care of myself. I exercise regularly and drink lots of water...I'm heading in the right direction...I know this.
The problem is that I stress over it, as well as other things in my life, too much! I take on too much on my own, when I should be asking for help. If I go fast enough, strong enough, for long enough, I'll be able to get everything done, and be happy with myself.
Well, we all know that is NOT really going to happen.
In all actuality, I am [was] stressed, crying, angry, miserable, and NOT losing weight. Well, in July I found out I was pregnant, and all of my CONTROL had to be LET GO. My stress level has declined, because it had to...my baby's life and well-being were now in my hands. I have seen positive changes in my body since being pregnant, but in the right places. I have learned to stress less, yell less, and smile more. I am learning (it is a process, believe me), to ask for help.
I am learning to slow down, go with the flow, and enjoy more. It is a process, and it does take time to change (and let go of all the control), but I'm seeing positive from it. Yes, I still have my "moments", but it is getting better. I realized I don't want to get old, look back and see an angry person...I want to be happy with what I see.