My transition to a healthy life has been a long journey.
Hitting goal weight was only one milestone I intend to accomplish this year. See the thing about getting healthy, it begins to change your entire perspective on many things. Once I began losing weight I began to realize that my personality was changing as well.
I was no longer depressed like I used to be. I began running. I loved running. It gave me a lot of joy. And when I became joyful all the time it carried over into my personal life as well. I began making more friends and being more social. I was closer to my sister and family.
Everyone began to notice that I was changing and not just on the outside. Inside changed even more. I became strong. Not only physically, but mentally as well. I held my head up high and began to realize that I deserved much more from life than I was allowing myself.
All that strength has led me down the path to a new beginning. One I am excited about and eager to explore. It has given me the strength to finally say goodbye to a part of my life that I needed to part ways with in order to be happy. It will be hard to say goodbye to that part of my life.
I will grieve for some time for this part of my life that will no longer be there. But through my grief I am also learning that I have made the right choice and things will be much better for me in the future. Letting go is always the hardest step.
But sometimes once you let go of the very things that are weighing you down, you see the rainbow that is glowing at the end of the tunnel. I like to think that this next part of my journey is like that. The tunnel is dark and it is hard to see at the end of it, however there is a tiny spark there that I know will only get stronger as I continue along the way.
I am excited to get to the end of the tunnel and dance in the sunshine with my rainbow.