Today I had to use my own advice and grant myself some grace.
Earlier this month, I wrote about how important it is to not only forgive yourself, but to give yourself some grace. Do you remember? Hopefully, you read that post📖.
So, a personal thing about me…I am pre-diabetic and insulin resistant. For years I did not make healthy food choices, did not make healthy beverage choices , did not consistently exercise and I did not manage my stress well. Yikes. Bad news.
I knew better.
For a long while I was in denial. I did not want to accept that I was really the one responsible for my condition. No one else.
Now, I’m taking MUCH better care of myself- on the inside.
That’s the thing about caring for yourself holistically- only some parts of obvious to others. It was easy to see I take great care of my hair, skin and nails. I dress well👗. I smell nice🧧. But I was missing that piece of moderation. I was too often partaking in overindulgence when it came to food.
That is until I started wearing my poor choices around my waist like a heavy tire cloud. It became quite clear to me that I had to make a change and stick with it!
The human body is amazing though💪🏾💪🏽💪🏻 With consistent care, it starts to heal itself….over time.
So now that I have been making much better choices and taking care of myself from the inside out, I started growing impatient. Yes, impatient. I want the results now darn it!
Today, I’ve come to my senses and like I said I’m taking my own advice. Slow and steady wins the race and I must be patient and consistent. I’m celebrating how far I’ve come and look forward to where I am headed in my journey.
I encourage you all to keep moving forward. No matter what your personal battle is. The feeling of impatience will come to you time to time, but let it pass. Pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments and keep moving forward. 🧘🏾♀️🧘🏼♀️🧘♀️
We’ve got this!!! One day at a time.