Embrace the Journey

I used to spend hours on the elliptical and not lose a pound.
I used to eat the “perfect diet” and always fall off track.
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I had this great vision for where I wanted to be, and knew exactly what I needed to do… I could just never seem to get there.🤔
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What was I missing?!
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I hated the JOURNEY. I had the HUGE end goal in mind and just wanted to hurry up and get there, so I followed the drastic steps that I hated in hopes of getting there.
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That right there.
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That was the problem. If you don’t enjoy the journey… the in-between… the steps you take to get there. You will NEVER see it through.
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The scale would go up. I’d get frustrated. I’d give up.
I’d eat a cookie. I was a horrible person. I’d eat ten more. 🍪
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Then I learned the power of making the journey fun. I figured out which workouts I enjoyed the most. Which styles of eating would keep me full and happy. 🍓
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It wasn’t as fast. It wasn’t as drastic. It wasn’t perfect.
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But it was long term. It was sustainable. I actually saw RESULTS. So I kept going. Because guess what, that “PERFECT plan” for you is the one that you’ll actually follow. It’s not about perfect. It’s about consistency. And enjoying the way there.
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And quite honestly if you don’t LOVE the journey – you’ll never maintain the results. 👊

 

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