Sometimes you just need a reminder about how far you’ve come because you don’t always see it. Me 2 years ago just starting on my weight loss journey. Since then the number on the scale has gone on a roller-coaster ride but I am no where near the place I was then, physically or mentally. Its the little things I am appreciating. No more migraines, my knees aren’t as bad, my cheeks not as “fluffy” as I liked to call them 🙂 I could go on and on.
Sometimes the best thing you can do to encourage yourself is to look back at where you have been to appreciate where you are. Grateful for all I have done with my body and mindset. Excited for what the future holds on this lovely journey.
What are your standards for success? What do you consider a gain and a loss?
I am in the process of a really big transition in my life and I found myself asking this question. People will tell you how successful you are and list all of your accomplishments but it will never fully mean much to you unless those accomplishments meet your standards. So daily I ask myself what my standards are for myself and am I meeting them. Some days I do and other days not so much. As of late I count my successes with things as “simple” as my water intake or heck how many steps I get in a day. Sometimes the simple things in life are what gives us the most satisfaction. All that extra stuff and stress we put on ourselves is just us placing these standards of success on ourselves that aren’t always feasible. For instance success = losing weight. I can go to the gym everyday and not lose the weight “I think” I should to be successful. Does that make me or you a failure. Heck no!
Mentally it has been a struggle for me to get into this head space but now that I am… I feel powerful. So this week I challenge everyone to check your standards of success. Monitor what stress you are putting on yourself versus the much-needed daily encouragement you should be giving yourself. Not to say everyday you shouldn’t work hard at the goals you want in life but applaud the little accomplishments daily.