Trust The Journey
By Meggan Larson
I have a very clear idea of what I want for my future. I’ve been working towards it for years now to be honest with you. I want financial freedom for my family so badly I can taste it. Somehow the link between my finances and my weight has been closely linked for some reason and for some time. When I am on track in one area, I’m on track in the other. When I go off the rails in one, the other usually follows closely behind. I don’t know if you’re anything like me but if you are…
Then when things seem to take you off track for where you think you should be, it’s frustrating. By frustrating I mean infuriating of course. I do not like to get sidetracked or derailed and recently I made a decision that on the outside might appear as though I’ve given up on my dream. That couldn’t be further from the truth, it’s more of a means to an end. It got me thinking about how important it is to trust the journey. I know Jesus so He’s who I trust in. When things aren’t going my way it’s so easy to question what’s really happening. It’s easy to think that this is the end of everything (I can be dramatic, I’ll admit it). But when I look back at different journeys I’ve been on, I can see how everything that happened needed to happen for me to get to where I ended up. I had to learn to trust the journey. It’s the same with weight loss. When I was exercising like crazy I GAINED weight! How maddening right? Every time I would try again my body would store weight like it was going out of style. Yet when I would just be diligent about what I was putting into my body and not stress about it, the weight would drop off effortlessly. I had to trust the journey in that time and realize that for whatever reason, exercise is not for me at this time in my life. I still walk two to three times per day just so you don’t think I’m sedentary or anything. But as for a hardcore workout plan or going to the gym, that’s not for me right now. Maybe it’s for you and if it is great! We need to do what works for us and realize that it might be different than what works for someone else. And you know what? That is perfectly okay. There is no one size fits all to weight loss and the sooner we acknowledge that, the easier our lives will be. Trust the journey friend, but more importantly, trust YOUR journey.
~ 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 five 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!