Success Is Not Just Reaching the Goal
Monday, March 18, 2013
Today is day 27 of my streak!
I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal weight, but I am in this for the long haul. I know I will reach my goal someday, but in the meantime I am doing my best to enjoy the journey! It isn't easy, but I am willing to fight for what I want.
The other day, a friend told me to keep going so that I can be a success someday. I know she meant well, but that comment kind of stuck in my craw. (Whatever a craw is.) Because to be honest, I already consider myself to be a success. Every day when I get up and resume the fight to reach my goal, I am a success. Each workout, each healthy meal, each glass of water, each conscious decision to keep pushing...those are the things that make me a success. Yes, reaching my goal will be awesome, but it will just be one more success in a string of successes. And reaching my goal will not be the end of my journey, because this is a lifestyle that I must continue with forever. I can never ever say "I'm done." Right now, I am fighting to reach my goal. When I reach my goal, I will have to fight to stay there. I know this and I accept it.
Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is not easy. But being out of shape, unhealthy and overweight isn't easy, either. So choose your hard! Why not choose to break out of that unhealthy lifestyle, and start working towards being healthy and fit? Yes, its hard, but its so worth it. If you do nothing, nothing will change except that you will just get more unhealthy, and your life will pass you by. So be a success NOW, and start fighting to live a healthy life. Fight to lose that weight. Even if you can only workout for 2 minutes at a time, get started. Those 2 minutes will lead you to more and more, as long as you keep trying. A small start is better than NO start.
To me, success is not just reaching the goal. I think that success happens with each and every step you make towards the goal! So congratulate yourself for your efforts...you are a success as long as you are putting forth your best effort every day!