In the Body Goddess Quest, one of the tasks is to create a vision board of what we see success as. Images and words of what success looks like at the end of the quest, and the end of the journey.
I have had huge problems trying to get a single image or moment down in this task, but there are consistent themes in what appeals to me.
This afternoon was unseasonably warm of the time of year. And it was a beautiful, sunny day, and at around 2pm I decided to go for a run.
Just to go. Not to think. Just to go now. While it was beautiful.
AND instead of just heading out the door and running along the streets, I jumped (literally!) on my bike, cycled 2.5km to the local woods and ran along the beautiful wooded trail for 3km before cycling home. I was out for less than an hour.
As I was running, I had a sudden revelation. I was enjoying it. More than that. I was loving it. And then it hit me.
I AM LIVING MY DREAM NOW – TODAY.
Today my reality is my vision board.
OK so I’m not a size 10 in my running kit. But I am running through beautiful woods. Now. Today. Not tomorrow.
I am also skiing. I am also a successful working mum. In many ways I am already honouring my desires.
But today I did better than that. I stayed in my kit to pick up the kids and I took them running in the park after school. The three of us jogging around a large circuit together like a team. It was joy. Bliss. We connected through sport. They were laughing and sweating and so was I.
This was special.
Perhaps the end of the quest isn’t as far away as it sometimes feels?
The food is still the big issue, a massive issue, but I’m getting clarity on that. By working on these other areas, things are seeming more and more possible.
This is so liberating and exciting.
Codename: Goddess. Signing off.
Re-posted from www.codenamegoddess.com.
I’ve passed the big 4-0! I’ve now ‘released’ 48kgs, since the birth of my son 2 years ago. To Kylie, Selina and all my GBQ sisters, you helped me to get out of my own way, so I could coach my inner critic and encourage my cheerleader. I am getting my pre-babies mojo back and am in a better headspace than when I was fighting fit! I feel like GBQ really delivered on the greatest gift, self-love and clarity, and has given me the confidence and conviction to continue my journey! Thank you.
With Kylie’s help I released the hopelessness & anger I was using as an excuse, and have stepped out of my shell with a vengeance! I’m now clear on what I want to do with my life and I’m taking steps towards making it a reality, and in doing so my entire eating habits have changed… the ‘hunger subsided’ & I’ve stuck to my better eating habits and gym workouts easily. It’s been amazing!
Working with Kylie has been life changing. Kylie helped me get back in touch with my own body, taught me how to nourish myself and get my glowing, gorgeous body. She helped me move from self-loathing to self-love. She taught me how to consciously turn down the critical voice and turn up my inner cheerleader. Without a doubt starting with your mindset is the first place to start on your weight loss journey. Lasting results for sure and totally life changing!
What I have gotten out of the course can’t be measured. I glow from the inside out! For the first time in years; I am happy because I am happy! I love myself – I can actually look in a mirror with no self loathing… I love the woman smiling back at me and not just because my body has changed on the outside – I have changed from the inside and it is a reflection!
Everything has really changed, I finally let the girl inside out. I feel like my life has really just started. I’ve had a massive increase in personal power (from zero), sense of possibility, happiness, resilience, CONFIDENCE! Reached my first weight loss goal, I have gone from a size 12 to an 8-10. I love myself and respect myself for the first time, I cannot express how much this has changed me. Thank you does not even cut it.
I have been struggling with my weight and feeling of not being good enough for as long as I can remember…This has changed for me now. I have had more awakenings and realisations and learnings than I thought possible in the past few months. This really is SOOOOO not about the weight. I TOTALLY get that now.
I have loads more energy… I’m eating so well and exercising when I can. With my 1st baby I couldn’t cope with the emotional roller-coaster that is pregnancy. I ate, and ate, and ate non-stop. My head is in such a great place at the moment. I owe it all to Kylie and your Goddess Body Quest program x