It’s Not About The Destination
By Meggan Larson
Have you noticed that life is a big ol’ test of sorts? Just when you learn a valuable lesson there’s another one waiting to pop up in its place. I think that’s kind of the point, to be honest. We are always learning and growing and God is so good to us that He gives us plenty of opportunities to learn lessons as many times as we need to. Isn’t that great? (No sarcasm, for real!) My biggest regret over the last many years of my weight loss journey has been…
Not realizing the amazing learning opportunities right in front of me. I’ve always had the goal in front of my face thinking that I’ll finally be happy when I get to that goal weight or size. I never realized that learning to be happy and content with myself in the midst of the journey was the real win. Can I tell you how awesome it feels to be several sizes above where I ultimately want to be and I’m happy with it? I know where I’m going and I know that I’ll get there but for right now I’m enjoying the journey. I’m enjoying speaking life to myself daily and learning to love exactly who I am right NOW. Of course, I’ll love my future self too but for so long that was the only version I focused on. That was the only version of myself I felt good about. “When I’m finally this” or “when I’m finally that” I’ll love myself completely.
I can honestly say that I love myself right now and that is absolutely massive in terms of personal growth. I can truly say that I’m in love with myself and not in a prideful way, in a grace-filled, give yourself a break kind of way. I’m a pretty awesome person and it’s okay that I feel that way. You are a pretty amazing person too and if you haven’t figured that out yet, go look in the mirror and tell yourself right now. Life’s a journey, not a destination. Enjoy it! I would love for you to join the Laundry Mom’s Speak Life Challenge happening on Fridays at noon all summer long. If you need a pick-me-up and want to hang out with a tribe of awesome life-giving people then jump onto our Facebook page at noon CST every Friday where the page will go live to walk you through a simple but life-changing exercise. I’ll be there!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!