No, it’s not Christmas. I’m not even ready for Halloween. But for everything, there is a season. There is even a Bible verse about that. Some things are temporary; some are lifelong; some are recurring. We have seasons of the year, seasons of parenting, seasons of life … and of course … seasons of your journey.
What journey are you on? Do you know? What journey are you reaching for or hoping to start? Do you have a plan? Maybe you’re just getting started or maybe you’re in the home stretch. Maybe you’re frozen with analysis paralysis and stuck. It doesn’t matter. Keep this in mind … what you do in one season is not necessarily the same thing you will need to do for the other seasons. Let that sink in a bit.
Do you wear snow boots to the beach? Do you wear a swimsuit while raking leaves? Probably not. Although it may be entertaining. Right now, I am in a ‘maintenance’ season of my weight loss journey. Some would say it is over, since I am a normal weight. However; it is never over. It is a lifestyle. It is a huge compilation of a thousand habits. What I need to do for maintaining my weight is NOT the same as when I was losing. Even when I was losing, the beginning was different from the middle.
Remember: If nothing changes, nothing changes. I say this all of the time. It is true though. If you keep doing the same exercises, eating exactly the same thing, same nutrient ratios, etc. ~ you may get stuck. The dreaded plateau. Or heck, you may even gain. It happens to everyone. Trust me on that. It’s fine. It’s normal. It’s a season. Just. Keep. Going! Adjust and modify as needed. Or like Dory says, just keep swimming !
You know what else? It’s okay to have a favorite season or not-so-favorite season. Some people love the baby stage of parenting with diapers and bottles and what not. Some people hate that. Some people loathe the teenage years, and some people thrive on such. Here’s the fabulous part of all of this… seasons change.
What season are you in right now? I would love to hear your thoughts.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
Great blog! I’m in the “Oh, crap! I have to lose all this weight again” season. But the fact that I can seriously consider losing it tells me that I am through the “Life hurts so bad right now that I can’t even consider caring for myself” season. Thanks for the perspective!
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