Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Believe

I was chatting to a new client yesterday and the conversation turned to goals and getting there, and the things that can happen along the way. Yada, yada....

And it made me pause for a moment and look back at this amazing journey I've been on for the past six years (Really? Six years? Wow, where did that time go?).

The thing that struck me is that sometimes you embark on a lifestyle change without actually being aware that's what you're doing. I just wanted to lose some weight. I remember stating that I'd be happy to be an (Aussie) size 14. And wistfully thinking that a 12 would be nice. And I had some vague, wishy-washy health improvement goals too.

Fitness didn't really enter the picture. Drastically overhauling my nutrition? Not really, apart from cutting out some of the junk. Winning a body transformation competition prize? Nuh-uh. A change of career? Hardly. Being able to walk into shops and buy size 8 clothes off the rack? Are you kidding me? Standing on stage - in public - in a costume the size of a postage stamp and a pair of stripper heels? Bwahahaha!! Helping and inspiring other people to achieve their dreams? Who, me?

The thing is, that you can never really know where a big decision is going to lead you. But if you face your fears, find someone or something that you can trust to guide you, then take a BIG leap of faith.... the rewards can be huge. That one little first step may lead you to places you never imagined. You will probably have disappointments and setbacks along the way, but you'll also have moments of great triumph.

And if you follow your heart and are prepared to learn from your mistakes, you will gain so much more than a smaller dress size.

It can be a wild ride, but it is totally worth it.

8 comments:

ss2306 said...

Here Here!! Applause all round! Definately worth it.

KatieP said...

Exactly the same thing that happened to me. Once you make a small change, the momentum takes over, and you end up in places you could never have imagined. Yay!! ♥

Debstar said...

I've enjoyed reading about your amazing journey. Thank you for sharing and inspiring and motivating. It's been a great ride.

Kristy said...

Fantastic post Kerryn, I have found the same thing. The things I have achieved since I just started wanting to lose weight..

Hanni said...

You are such an inspiration to all! You must be so proud of yourself : )

Ashwee said...

Hey Kerryn,

That post might not have been written for me but it's just what I need to hear. Thank you. I am working nicely toward my "goal" that we discussed- one day at a time, one good nutritional choice after the last...

skinny latte said...

Fabulous post - what an inspiring story :) xx

Trixie said...

You're an amazing woman and quite and inspiration! I love reading this blog everyday for support and motivation:)

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