Lately I've had a million and a half thoughts running through my head - I can't seem to switch them off so I just let them run wild and see where they take me :)
Since starting my own fitness journey and becoming a Beachbody Coach, I have begun to think more about who I currently am and who I'm striving to be in terms of health. When I started working out, my main goal was to lose weight. Which is a great goal for me to have started with - it gave me a kick in the rump and got me off the couch and into some workout clothes! But now that I've been eating healthier, drinking Shakeology, doing Insanity and just taking better care of myself, I've been really thinking about what my long-term goals are.
Because eventually I will hit my weight loss goal, and then what? We have to continually be reinventing ourselves and our goals in order to keep being successful. If my only goal was to lose 70 pounds, then after those were off my body I'd have nothing left to work for! Or, if the only thing I cared about was losing weight, I could do it much more quickly by doing a fad diet or working out too often and ultimately do damage to myself. At the end of the day, I have much more important and long-lasting goals than simply the number on the scale.
I want to live a life that I'm proud of. I don't want to be lazy, large, an awesome cook of bad-for-you food. At the same time, I don't want to be skinny, tiny or someone who only eats weird, unsatisfying food. I don't want to be on either side of that spectrum. I want to be fit. Healthy. Strong. Someone who can be asked for help in doing things. Great cook of healthy AND tasty food. Someone who knows how to make any dish healthier. A role model and inspiration.
Those are the things I want to be, both to myself and others. So although I've been on a weight-loss journey, I'm really on a lifestyle makeover journey. I know who I want to be, and I know that person is a part of me already. I will find her, and I will lose the weight, and I will be the best person I can possibly be.