How about that, “VALIDATION”. Sometimes we can get so involved in others that we seek their approval and forget about all the gains we’ve achieved.
This is in regard to a recent conversation with a friend. We were both sharing about our fitness journey and nutrition and she stopped. Hello, what happened? Having lost pounds that decrease her down 2 sizes, energy up by 100. She lost validation. Her lost, at least for me was to herself. She didn’t get validation from other friends, family and spouse that she’d lost weight. She actually felt they didn’t notice or anyone else and just stopped working out, nutrition slightly off nit much because she was a healthy eater .
Yes I had to remind her, how she felt, how she looked, why didn’t she praise herself for her accomplishments. Remind her about HER.
It is so important to LOVE you first. Validate you on any success toward your goals. This is about fitness, but applies to any goals in your life. If it is 1 inch or 1 pound you are making progress. Your progress is for You as is your goals. When you, me, we stand proud and validate ourselves our energy is different. Just keep the focus and action applied others will see it. But what happens if it take others a minute that’s okay.
Do you, me, we need others to validate our gains? No. We must love ourselves FIRST. Are you waiting for others to validate you? If so stop. Your goals and journey are life changing for you. Others once again will see it and again FIRST YOU.
It’s YOU for YOU. That doesn’t mean being rude, disrespectful. But you first will release an energy that validates a list greater than you will ever know and the joy will overwhelm you.
Today validate, all that you are, all that you’ve accomplished, and all that you’re moving forward to achieve.