Monday, October 22, 2012

Dare to Dream

One of the things that I found really helpful while embarking on such a task as losing weight and changing my lifestyle was the occasion where my mind would slip into another place and before I knew it, I was living my life in my new body.  I was dreaming.

I had energy.
I was moving in ways I never thought I could.
I was wearing things I never thought I could.
I was talking and motivating people in ways I never thought I could.
I preferred healthy food over any other food.
I was active.
I was running.
I was climbing mountains.
I was happy.
I wanted to keep going.....


 In some ways I give credit for these "small moments" to God. He needed me to embrace just who I was becoming and fall in love with the new me. He wanted me to see that I could be anything I wanted to be and none of it had to be a dream but something that could become a reality. God is the only one who knows the desires of your heart and is so deeply invested in your happiness that He will do just about anything to show you how much you mean not only to Him and to many others, but most importantly yourself. If you can fall as deeply in love with that person as He has, your dreams will soon become a reality.  No matter how long it takes to get there, it will be something you cherish and it will be a lifestyle you will hold on to forever. 

Dare to dream? I say go for it!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh Paige! I love this! Your words are so touching! I ran a 15k this weekend, looking for some comfort, I "stumbled" upon Isaiah 41:10! I repeated that verse all through my run and it really describes my whole "journey" (i know some people hate that word) We can't be afraid to go after our dreams...We can do this, with God's help!

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  2. Thank you so much for your blog and inspiration. I notice you haven't posted in a little while. Please continue to post regular because it really helps keep me on my way. I have several blogs I ready daily to keep me on my path way to finally freedom from all the weight that has held me back for far too long. Congrats on your success and I hope oneday to be a story like yours where I am finally free from the old me!

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  3. Hi Paige,
    Bumped into your blog and loved reading through your weight loss journey, I have embarked on one too and hope to succeed soon.
    Thank you for sharing your experiences and happy to follow you!

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  4. I ran across your blog tonight on Pinterest! So excited to find someone with so much in common. I've just started blogging about my weight/health journey and have added you to my bloglist!
    Serena
    www.donesneakingsnacks.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Paige,

    Just wanted to let you know that I miss your posts! I hope all is well with you. Please keep blogging. You are helping so many people, including me!

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  6. Hi Paige,

    I hope you're going to keep blogging - miss your posts!

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  7. Hi Paige! I hope things are well with you and your family.

    Miss your posts, but I understand life gets busy. Hope you'll be back soon!
    -Leah

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  8. Missing your inspiration. Hope you are doing well.

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