Saturday, March 29, 2014
Very often in life, how we view things is the direction our lives will take.
If we are constantly negative about what we are doing, then we will get stuck in a rut.
However, the same can be said about being positive.
If we are positive, we will see opportunities to refine/change ourselves rather than sticking with the...tried that nothing worked....attitude.
I say this because it happens to us all at some time. Yesterday over a "power chat" with my younger son, he reminded me of how far I have come. He reminded me that 7 yrs ago I went to East London (SA) to visit my other son and dil. That year, I had learned about calorie counting through Sparks and lost 20 kgs. I had a totally new look, wardrobe, and a spring in my step and as a result the kids did not recognize me when I walked through the restaurant door (our agreed upon meeting place). We went on to visit with my hubbies family and again everyone was so enamored at my new look and questions were flying around as to what I had done etc.
Lastly we called in on a very dear friend and his jaw dropped when he opened the door of his apartment to Justin and I. It was such a awesome week of my life and I felt as proud of my achievements as you can imagine.
Now...the jeans I wore yesterday to the "power chat" were the same ones that I wore with a tight fit 7 years ago. I seriously did lie on my bed to zip them up but was determined to wear them all the same. Now, they are baggy around the legs and can be buttoned standing with ease. How quickly one forgets the positive side of our journey. Besides the way my clothes fit, my energy is better and many other things in my life are better even than 7 years ago.
Needless to say, I am excited about my life again and so fired up to keep on going with the choices that got me here while remembering that this is not a sprint but a lifestyle.
I will keep on going till I get exactly where I am headed no matter how long it takes me.
So REMEMBER the good part, not the bad day/week/month...remember the entire journey.