Earlier this year I was chosen to be an Ignite presenter, so I had to be there. Well, that I try my best not to miss a weekend spent with some of my favorite blends!
Every year I leave with new lessons I’ve learned or just reminders of things I have forgotten. This year in Denver was no different. This year, I took away 3 great things.
Love where I’m at.
I don’t try to sugarcoat things around here and I’ve been fairly open with the fact that I have gained weight. In fact I haven’t been at my goal of 155 since 2013. I have gone from beating myself up about this, to being fine with it, and back again. I was in the mode of beating myself up for it lately, but after some chats at Fitbloggin, I’ve learned that I need to love where I’m at.
This is the body I have right now and it does amazing things. Sure it doesn’t fit into all the clothes in my closet, but it does do things I couldn’t do at 327 pounds. Sure I don’t weigh 155, but I do weigh 175, which is JUST a number and means that I take up space in the world. I like taking up space because it means I can be seen & heard.
I do love myself, I’m just not always the kindest to myself. Working on it!
I’m doing okay.
This goes along with the lesson above. Phases of life change and things that worked for me before may not work for me now. I needed the reminder that I am doing what I can in this phase of my life and it is OKAY. I only get one of these lives and I’m what I’m doing right now is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.
I need to chase my happy
While I’m doing okay right now, that doesn’t mean I cannot strive to do better. I’m a happy person,but there are things that make me happy that I just don’t do often enough. Yoga, card making, writing, reading, cooking, being outside with Mr. B, and so much more makes me happy. Yet, I don’t make time for a lot of those things. Many days are just spent here on my laptop scrolling through Facebook.
It is really time to start my own Happiness Tour and do more of what makes me happy. Oh and not worry so much what others are doing or may think of what I’m doing. Again, I only get one shot at this life, why not do more of what I love. I need to be more mindful of chasing my happiness and holding onto it when found.
I love Fitbloggin and how it makes me feel. I loved that Mr. B got to hang with my Fitbloggin family. I loved the conversations inside of Fitbloggin and the conversations that happened outside of it as well. I love the hugs, the tears, the dancing, the laughter.
I love it all.
photo credit: Carrie D Photography