“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.”
Talk about perfect timing—having just begun my 30 day challenge and realizing that I may have been a tad overzealous; these words were exactly what I needed to hear (or read). Thank you Instagram and my incessant need to scroll through all the latest posts.
I’m going to be real—I don’t really know how I’m going to do it. I figure it’s best to be honest with myself (and y’all). Quite simply, I love alcohol and fatty foods (but then again, who doesn’t?). What matters is that despite my acceptance of being one of the biggest fans of these things, I do realize that they’re just things. And what is it that they say? That’s right, that the most important things in life aren’t things.
That being said, I’m incredibly excited to be embarking on this 30 day challenge—to be letting go of some of my favorite things and reaching for and embracing new experiences. I’m four days in and feeling proud of myself. I’ve eaten well, attended yoga every morning and either gone on a run or worked out every night. I feel slightly more peaceful, a tad less analytical and my heels are getting the tiniest bit closer to the mat. I’ve been craving salads (I guess that’s what happens after you’ve cut out the sweets). My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. and I haven’t pressed snooze, not even once.
It’s wonderful to feel like I’m putting myself to the test—each day I wake up and embrace it; prepared to handle whatever (even free chocolate) comes my way. Surely there are moments when I’m going to want to waver and just say fu*k it—but I’m hoping I’ll just sit there sipping water and ignoring the urge. And, so far, that’s been the case (yeah, take that Starbucks, Ben & Jerry’s and sleeping in).
Obviously these sorts of challenges can be daunting, especially when it’s all at once—and it makes you wonder how you’ll get anywhere with it or be able to stick to it. But, with the help of this perfectly timed quote, I know it’s possible with a little effort and perseverance.
And, yeah, it’s only been four days, but what’s wonderful about these things and everything, really, is that you have to start somewhere, put your best foot forward and go from there.