By Meggan Larson
This has been a very interesting season for me. My house is up for sale because my husband and I have decided (after a year-long deliberation and many hours spent in prayer) to sell our house and buy a truck and 5th wheel to travel for a few months. Basically we are escaping the Canadian winter for the first time in our lives. (Cue the angels singing!). I thought I was totally fine with our decision and that it was onward and upward for us.
It wasn’t until…
…I was sitting on my moms living room couch after working harder than I ever have for the last month. I was finally done getting the house ready, the pictures had been taken, and the house was staged. She quietly mentioned that she’d miss the closeness because our house is literally the next street over. Y’all, I lost it. I burst into tears and pretty much cried steadily for the next several hours. You see my mom and I were barely even speaking last year and that was a culmination of years of distance. I’ve lived in that house for 8 years but it wasn’t until the last 6-9 months that she and I have been really close. It’s such a bittersweet thing to have a beautiful relationship to miss when we leave.
It made me think of my relationship with food. There is a similar grieving process I find when you’re saying goodbye to the junk food that made you fat, to begin with. Just like my house, there is a familiar comfort in those foods. But also just like my house, the familiarity and comfort of those walls have kept me trapped in a way. I’ve been in a comfort zone for years and just falling further and further into a type of sadness knowing that there was so much more for my life but not actually doing it. It’s scary to make big changes but it’s in those big changes that you find out what you’re made of. It’s in those life adventures that you become the person you were always meant to be but you have to let go of the familiar in order to reach your full potential.
So this season I am letting go of my house, my comfort zone, and my familiarity, and old junky foods. Here I go y’all!
There is something huge that has been a real help to get me to make this giant leap. If you need help finding yourself, help to figure out why you are struggling with weight, or anything else really, then I strongly urge you to check out this webinar coming up soon. It could be the difference between you staying in your comfort zone for the rest of your life or taking a giant leap of faith.
~ 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!