When I recently visited Brazil, I found a friend I had known in South Africa. We had last seen each other six years ago. When she saw me, she started complimenting me about how different I was, how my appearance had changed for the better, and while she spoke, I compared what she was saying with what I felt about myself on the inside… there were no similarities!
Inside of me, I was frustrated with myself, because I am fighting to lose weight and to improve (we should never stop seeking to improve). I have a goal that I want to reach and as long as I don’t reach this goal, I will never rest. But, until I get there, there will barriers I will need to overcome and when get to those barriers, it is frustrating, isn’t it? True… I noticed something there. A war is made of many small battles, and each small battle that we win, adds to our victory. I have not yet won the war, but I have already won many battles. And today I’m going to celebrate some victories:
- Now I give value to my appearance. I am no longer waiting to lose weight first so I can start taking care of my appearance.
- Now I love myself more – I no longer see myself as the ugly fat one. I am the cuddly teddy bear, lol.
- Now I am more disciplined about what I eat, even though I am not seeing results yet.
Darlings, if we don’t stop to recognize and celebrate our small victories, how are we going to be motivated to continue pursuing our goal and to win the war? Stop to celebrate your small victories today. And, share them by leaving your comments below, because then we can motivate each other.
A huge hug for all of you!!!
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