Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weighing the lifestyle without numbers...

If there's one thing I know...

I don't weigh my healthy lifestyle results by how much I've lost or gained (in lbs) along the way.

If anything...

I measure my successes in health by...

The way I feel, from the inside out.

Which is grrrrrreat :P

As I've seen my body transform itself (with effort and commitment!) over the years...

I've come to understand it more as I continue forward on this healthy living journey of mine.

I must admit...

I've had my fair share of ups and downs (who hasn't?!?) but...

Through it all...

I've become more confident in the way I am, presently, because...


Even if it ain't all 'chizzled'. (A six pack doesn't define who I am nor my commitment to my overall wellness.)

This is me stage ready.
I gotta say...

Right now...

At this point in time...

I'm happy in the body I'm in.

I'm happy with my routine.

I'm happy with how I FUel myself to keep me going and...

Really...

I'm just happy that I found a place that allows me to grow in any direction I so choose. (I'm not working towards any fitness goals other than staying true to the lifestyle I've chosen to live by - for me, and my overall well-being!)

This is me, normally.
My day to day routine is based around balance, of all things...
Including my body.
It's FUll, all around.

Don't get me wrong though......

I may some day choose to compete again (it's been a over a year since I competed last).

I may decide to lean out to the point where my abs will be clearly defined...

I may choose to do a lot of things...

But in the mean time...

I know that currently...

I feel strong.

I feel FUll (in heart and body) and...

I feel grateFUl for my health and wellness. (And I'm so grateFUl to SuperFit for opening my eyes and making me see that my health does matter! That taking care of myself IS a priority!)

To put it simply...

I just feel great so...

Why would change anything?

Why would I let (almost) every media outlet influence me into believing that I need more?

Why would allow anyone (or anything) define what I ought to look like or try to achieve?

Why would I strive for anything but doing what's good for ME? Really.

What about you...

Do you weigh success in numbers?

*I get that numbers do matter to some, I know they mattered to me when I first started on my journey to health and wellness. But overtime, I came to focus less on numbers and more on feeling. Like, how I loved feeling energized after exercising, how loved that FUelling myself with good food left me feeling great, and how I loved the feeling of knowing that my physical and mental self  had become stronger as I continued forward in my commitment to take care of myself. Eventually, health, fitness and everything in between would become more than just body, but mind too (and I would see the connection!). It would now be about living a lifestyle, and not just something meant to be lived temporarily (until I reached a goal) . All of that being said, whichever way you measure success, that is your way, I'm simply sharing mine right now, at THIS point in my life :)*

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

8 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes! I think you will enjoy my post from last Friday! We are on the same page for a lot of our thoughts, but you have also caught me out for a few other number related issues that i need to let go of. Thank you!

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  2. YES YES YES.
    yo know me.
    Im with you.
    nary a number here at all.

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  3. It has taken me some time (and, um, maturity), but I now just enjoy my like and health for what it is. You are very inspiring for so many people at any point in their healthy journey.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this!!! YES to everything you said. I never weigh myself ( I honestly have no idea how much I weigh bc I don't own a scale) therefore I measure my "success" based on how I feel! That is all that really matters to me!

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  5. All over this, Kierston! Way to go.

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  6. Love this post! We should all strive to feel this happy and not have it tied to a number on the scale!

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  7. I stopped focusing on weight/numbers a few years ago and never felt better.

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