Written on March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm , by Jennifer Swafford
I saw this quote on a blog I read quite often and it really spoke to me:
Love, love, love this! How many of us are stuck doing the same old thing because it is “comfortable?” Do you think the caterpillar is miserable being a caterpillar? No…that’s all he knows. He doesn’t even know what is coming.
I was comfortable being fat. I didn’t even know what I was missing.
It was comfortable to come home every day, lay down on the couch and nap for two-three hours.
It was comfortable for me to eat anything I wanted whenever I wanted.
It was comfortable for me to never exercise.
However, comfort isn’t always the best way.
I was missing out on life. Life was literally passing me by one day at a time.
Here is a perfect example. My honeymoon, in St. Lucia. My new husband wanted to go hike a mountain. Hike a mountain? I weighed close to 300 pounds.
I wasn’t going to hike any mountain! So, he went by himself. I made my husband hike a mountain, by himself, on our honeymoon, because I was not physically able to do it.
Talk about missing out on life.
Now, I am a butterfly. It is not comfortable to have to plan meals constantly. But it keeps me on track.
It is not comfortable to have to train for half marathons. But the feeling of accomplishment crossing the finish line is worth every second of training.
But…you know what? It feels damn good. I am finally living life and loving it.
I am finally becoming a butterfly!
Are you living your best life or are you being a caterpillar who is capable of so much more?