The other day in my e-mail box I got an e-mail from Fitocracy. It was an article written by a man named Jason Helmes.
It hit home so hard that by the time I reached the end of the article I was in tears. Here it is and I hope you’ll take the time to read it:
Did you read it? If you didn’t take the time, the main gist of the article is that for your “everyday” man and woman, no one gives a shit about the tiny things. And getting to some nearly unattainable goal won’t make you happy if you haven’t changed internally.
I am sure that most people in my life are incredibly happy and proud of me for losing the weight that I did. And they must be glad that I am no longer a ticking time bomb.
But as far as giving a shit whether I weigh 119 or 125? Nope. Do they stare at me and think “Woo – she had a little more definition there one year ago – what happened?” I’m guessing not.
And here’s the thing – I care for the wrong reasons. Which doesn’t remove my fear. There is no moment where the heavens open up and suddenly I get it and find peace. But each little insight bring me closer to what my real goal is – happiness and self-acceptance.