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Success Is Not Just Reaching the Goal

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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!

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    " I know I will reach my goal someday, but in the meantime I am doing my best to enjoy the journey!" Yes, yes, a million times yes! I've been struggling with wrapping my mind around this so this blog was right on time for me. emoticon
    1828 days ago
    Like so many people I LOVE your blogs. Your modesty wouldn't allow you to blow your own horn so to speak, but your blogs and the time and effort you put into them is a success step as well. By inspiring others and being positive (and honest) you fuel the fire that keeps you going in the right direction. You are awesome. emoticon
    1828 days ago
    I am impressed with your blogg - it is so true - we are successful and should we think we are not than we are on the wrong road. Just getting up and starting out with good intentions is succes

    Have a great day
    1828 days ago
    I use midpoint goals to help feel success. I just reached my second goal, and whatever you value counts... not what anyone else thinks. I think it'd be great for me to simply not fail the mile test for once, even if I'm not running the entire mile. I agree with you, small steps really matter. You might be in for the long haul, but you're helping motivate everyone else while you're at it! emoticon
    1828 days ago
  • DALID414
    The goal is just the starting point for the next goal.
    1828 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You are a success NOW!! emoticon emoticon
    1828 days ago
  • JMSA67
    Thank you. I needed to hear this today. Have an awesome day!
    1828 days ago
    Love Love Love this blog.'
    I love that we have Spark Friends that understand right where we are.
    Yes its for the long haul and Halleluia that we can make it as pleasant
    as possible as we change habits & lifestyle!
    How did you get the 71 in that picture? That is so cool! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1828 days ago
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