This is a BIG week for Jamey Valentine and I. We get to board a big jet plane ✈️ and join 10,000+ life changers including 8 beautiful women who have become sweet and dear friends to me in this journey.
These times invite reflection for me. In these last 3 years so much has changed...and so many beautiful truths have remained and grown within. I feel very much the butterfly 🦋 shedding her cocoon.
This story is not about weight in pounds. I so many times thought it would be. It is about weight as in layer by heavy layer of strain/stress, pain (physical and emotional), and burden being lifted. It is about slow and steady changes. None crazy. Most intuitive but previously without intention or understanding. A change in how I understand food (fuel/medicine/nourishment/delicious). A change in the rhythms of life (what I say yes to and things I let go of). How I move my body (doing more of what I love and letting go of the things I don’t). Learning to breath...understanding laughter really does heal. Play really does really ward off fear. Loving others does bring about the very best return on investment. Supplements are supplementary to all of the above in healing the mind and body in the most profound ways (omegas, pre and probiotics, Turmeric, alpha lipoic acid, Chromium, magnesium, folate, and B vitamins will be in my diet for LIFE). This lady on the right in all of her 40 year old self has so much love for her 37 year old self on the left. She sees her tired, weary, puffy, and worn down self and says, “Stick with me, kid....things are about to get so much better.” Thank you to my friends and loved ones far and near for following along with me and sticking with me in the journey. Changes are not overnight. But, oh my goodness, are they EVER worth the wait! #worththewait #stickwithmekid #fortyneverfeltsogood #slowandsteadywinstherace #liveloved #livelove #thevalentinelife