Looking Forward

Often I find myself looking forward to tomorrow, Friday, when I graduate, when I lose 10    pounds, etcetera, etcetra, etcetra. Why do we always look to the future rather than living in the present? Of course it is always fun to be excited for what the future holds but it is also important to be okay with the now. Take everyday and be grateful for it. I always find myself thinking, “I’ll be happy when I finally weigh x amount of pounds.” But it is amazing what my body can do, I should be happy with and love it at all stages. I can run 13.1 miles, lift weights, and hike so why am I worried about a little number on the scale? I am lucky to have a body that allows me to do the things that I love. I have hiked up some pretty beautiful trails, I have seen some pretty incredible scenery on my runs, and I have become stronger from lifting weights. When I look back on my life when I am 80 years old I don’t want to think about how much time I wasted talking down to myself. I want to live each day the way I love living; eating healthy, whole foods, exercising, reading, spending time with my friends and boyfriend. If I ever see the number on the scale that I want to be, then that will be great. But I will not live each day longing for the day that I hit that number. There is more to life than the number on the scale.

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