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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Last night, I turned on the tv to watch the first half of The Voice finale. I popped some popcorn, poured me a glass of tea and snuggled down to watch the final three contestants battle for their lives....or at least their music careers.

Part way through the show, Usher was mentoring to his last remaining contestant. As he was giving him advice on his singing career, I had an out of body experience.........kinda.

This is what Usher said to Josh in my version of the conversation-

"You can't get go so wrapped up in the end, the grand finale, that you forget that the journey IS the destination."

......wait,...what? I rewound the show and played it again.

"You can't get so wrapped up in the end, the grand finale, that you forget that the journey IS the destination."

I had to really think about that for a minute because it was like Usher was talking to me! I mulled it over, and thought hard as to why Usher's message to Josh before he took center stage was affecting ME so much.

I swear I heard the light bulb click on. I get it.

This journey of a healthy lifestyle IS the destination. There is no grand finale... no finish line... no second place. There is no such place as "done" when DOING a healthy lifestyle. The DOING is the done.

"THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION".

Usher was trying to convey to Josh that the music career that he was chasing...was the music career he was already doing.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the pursuit of a magic number, or an imaginary finish line, that we forget that we are doing it.

The healthy lifestyle that we are striving for is the healthy lifestyle we are living day in and day out by the choices that we make, in nutrition and exercise.

I will be the first to admit that I still have setbacks, and that I am in no way perfect, but I am doing it. One choice at a time, one day at a time...I am doing it. I am in it, a fight for my life, and I am doing it.

"The journey IS the destination!"
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