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Find Joy Where You Are and Get Excited About Where You’re Going

If you’re trying to lose weight and/or create true lifestyle change, you’re probably like I was…focused mostly on future results rather than enjoying the “right now.” Instead of finding joy where you are in the body you have, you resent it and feel pressure to change rather than feeling excited about where you’re going.

If you’re doing it right, life is a constant evolution that requires constant learning and adapting as we go. This is why it is important to find joy where you are and to get excited about where you’re going.

We tend to consume ourselves with the future, worrying about things we may or may not be able to control, and feeling bad about where we’re at, currently. We forget to find joy in the moment because we’re only looking forward to what lies ahead- the work that needs to be done and whether or not we’ll achieve our goals.

When it comes to living a happy, healthy, I’mperfect Life, it is crucial that we find joy where we are.

Joy stems from love and appreciation and both of those things are required in order to nurture anything that needs it, including ourselves.

Things that bring us joy get the best attention. If you’re a gardener or a cat lover, a mother, a business owner, etc., you know this well. Caring for something that induces a sense of pride or affection is extremely rewarding and encourages us to want to do more and be better. Approaching our love for ourselves, creating change, and working towards living our best, happy, healthy lives, is no different.

In order to become whomever or whatever it is that you want to be; in order to evolve, make progress, and find peace, you must find joy right now and get excited about where you’re going.

You know how it feels to get a new car, or a new outfit, a new piece of jewelry…or whatever it is that is new and exciting, that brings you joy.

You want to care for it; you want to keep it clean, hang it just right, or keep it with you at all times so you can use it.  But over time, the car becomes just another vehicle, the outfit fades, and the jewelry becomes tarnished. We, particularly our bodies, are often treated the same way. They become one more chore or something we lose interest in…sometimes, something we loathe.

It’s hard to find joy in something we don’t love and it’s even harder to get excited about something with which we can’t foresee a future. But here’s the thing, we only get one body, ever, and it’s up to us to love and appreciate it for what it does every day—keep us alive! That in and of itself is worthy of joy!

If you’re reading this right now, be grateful for the body that is allowing you to do that. Take pride in knowing that the body you have right now is breathing, pumping blood to all of your organs, metabolizing the food you just ate into energy so you can continue to live.

Be joyful!

You and your body are worthy of life and are capable of living your best, happy, healthy, I’mperfect Life!

Be excited!

Your evolution is never ending and if you’re ready to move forward, you can and will get where you want to be.

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