It’s been a long journey for me to realize that I wont ever be at the ‘perfect’ place with my body. Even if I reach my goals, I’m prompted to set new goals, therefore never reaching a place of 100% pure satisfaction. I have started to realize (with my heart instead of my head) that God loves my regardless of if I’m exactly where I want to be physically or not. I also realized that if I wanted to continue getting stronger (physically, and spiritually) that I needed to be more aware of the possibility of fitness becoming an idol for me.
I still have goals, but am much easier on myself when it comes to meeting them, and not meeting them. My goals are less specific and nit-picky, and more general,like getting stronger! I am seeing more and more non-scale victories when it comes to my fitness. From lifting heavier weights for more sets, to the progress of flexibility and strength in my yoga poses, there has been progress.
Practice doesn’t make perfect, we are imperfect people.
However, practice does make progress……