Again, don’t forget I’d love to know what the words FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE mean to you in regards to your weight loss journey. You can drop me your thoughts by commenting on this post.
As I’ve been thinking on Independence Day I have been thinking a lot about freedom and what a wonderful thing it is. A famous quote keeps coming back to me, “Freedom isn’t free.” We hear that quote and understand that freedom for our country came at a price. It took hard work, perseverance, a focus on a goal and a willingness to sacrifice at times to reach a day when we could officially have our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain signed and begin living life in our United States of America.
I’d like to take a moment and show that freedom from an obsession with food is also going to come at a price. There must be some hard work put in to planning meals and making time for exercise. We must also persevere through the rough times. With our focus on the goal we’ll know which path to take that will help us reach our goals.
Most of all we are going to have to be willing to sacrifice at times. I’m all for any food in moderation being okay, but I’ve learned that in my “weight loss” portion of my journey I have to sacrifice at times to see my goals met. Sometimes I have to let the desserts pass without taking one, or I have to give up a lazy 30 minutes to get a workout in, because I know these things are necessary for success in my weight loss journey.
Just like I’m proud to be an American and enjoy the freedoms that have been earned at sometimes high costs, I’ll one day hold my head a bit higher for becoming a thin, healthier person. All I have to do is be willing to pay the costs the journey requires. I will and look forward to that day. 🙂