The Gift of Perspective
You just had a tough week of workouts. You feel like you are making progress then you step on the weight scale and look down and see a number that does not reflect the work you put in or how you feel. All the sacrifices you made seemingly are for nothing.
It is discouraging to put your heart into something and not see the results you desire. But like a person walking a tightrope to the other side, you can’t look down. You have to keep walking with your eyes focused on what is before not what is beneath you. When you look down you will lose balance and fall. How many times have you fallen off the tightrope of healthy living? How many times have you turned back from where you want to be to return back to where you have been?
The life you desire is in front of you. It is where you are now. Each step, each workout, each meal all work together to give you your desired outcome. If your perspective is off you will only see your mistakes. You will see your flaws and ignore your inner strength. No matter if you miss a workout, eat something you didn’t intend to eat, it is okay just keep walking. Don’t look down. Don’t lose focus on where you want to be. Embrace the learning process. Let your mistakes teach you, not discourage you. Don’t torment yourself with trying to be perfect. Perfection is overrated. Loving who you are is more important. Love will allow you to enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Love frees you to simply be with no strings attached. When your perspective is filled with love you give yourself the grace to learn and discover who you truly are. Don’t look down; keep looking forward to living the best life in front of you.
Do You know that you are beautiful?
You may not feel beautiful. You may not see your beauty but you are beautiful. Nothing can change that fact. Your beauty is not up for debate or worthy to be compared to someone else’s.
If you don’t see your beauty it is because you have been looking through someone else’s mirror. You have lived according to their reflection and have measured and defined beauty by what they reflected. Put down their mirrors, turn off the televisions and discover the beauty you possess.
You are not working to become beautiful, you already are. Accept who you are, love who you are. That is what will make a difference as you reach your own personal goals. You are not getting physically fit to prove anything to anyone. You are doing it for you. Your motivation is rooted in loving yourself first. That love will push you to do your best. Regardless of the results never forgot that you are beautiful.
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