Everyone loves a good weight transformation story. But sometimes, you have to focus on your before before you can transform your after.
Six months ago I embarked on a journey that would alter my life forever. It was November and I was still feeling the sting of saying goodbye to my first child who left home for college. I was consumed with the void he left in my heart and our home. I was just not satisfied. Something had to change. One look at this picture to the left told me I could start with my weight, which has been an on-and-off struggle for my whole adult life.
This time I took a completely different approach. I decided to record my thoughts along the way through journaling. I wrote about my frustrations and small victories. I noted when I felt the hungriest and I paid special attention to the foods that were the most difficult to resist. Most importantly, I recorded my self-talk; the internal dialogue that bounced around in my head when I was faced with temptation.
After two months on my weight journey I realized that I had something to share with others. A light had finally switched on in my head and I wanted to tell others about it. So, I decided to blog. Wow, was that a kick in the pants! For those of you who write blogs, you know that starting out takes a lot more than a username and password!
With a lot of grit, determination and google searches I was finally off and running. About the time I hit a comfortable stride with my Weight Journey blog. I began sensing a desire to talk about more than weight. That is how this blog was born.
Transform Your After
What started out as a sad, overweight mama set me on the path of new possibilities, friends and adventures in blogging. It’s hard to believe that I knew nothing about blogging 4 months ago.
But, my after is not really about weight loss or blogs. It’s about transformation and embracing new seasons. When I started out, I only saw my dissatisfaction and my desire for a change. That dissatisfaction was my catalyst! I needed it to shake me up and give me the “want to” to do something different.
What about you? Is there something you would like to see change in your life? We can’t predict what tomorrow holds, but I can promise you your tomorrow is fashioned by today’s choices.
We weren’t made to stay the same forever. We were made to live, learn and grow! You can focus your before and transform your after. Find something you’re passionate about and challenge yourself to learn something new. Determine what needs to change in your life and make a plan to change it. The transformation may not happen overnight, but then you do get what you pay for.
Who you are today is not what you were yesterday or who you’ll be tomorrow.No one will ever be more concerned about your after than you are.
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