During our quest to reach our weight loss and / or performance goals, it’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life, operating on automatic, focusing only on the glaringly obvious markers that we feel serve as proof that we’re making progress. Just like renovating our family home, when looking to make changes to our physical home - our self, we require plans. Solid foundations must be built and secured along the way, and stages must be completed before we can reach completion of the project. In the absence of these crucial components, we may end up building a shack, which risks being blown away by even the slightest breeze, instead building a rock solid building, prepared to withstand even the harshest cyclonic winds.
Life is an adventure. It’s a journey full of love, laughs, opportunities and growth experiences. Progress is not just the number you see on the scale, it’s just one outcome caused by a series of many events that lead to this point. It’s also creating and changing parts of you for the better. It’s healing broken pieces inside you, gaining strength and growing as person. It’s learning to live authentically and be true to who you are. Without these core components met, no number on the scale will ever fulfil the longing we as humans all have for happiness.
Here at Working Against Gravity, it’s important to us that whilst you push forward towards your goals, whatever they may be, that along the way you celebrate and appreciate that progress comes in more ways than one. We want you to acknowledge all your achievements and growth along the way, to gain a greater appreciation for yourself and your journey, and bring awareness to the reality that your life is already so rich and your inner world is a very bright and warm place.
Below are just some examples of how you may be progressing without recognition: