It’s easy to want to quit.
I can easily think of a million reasons to keep going when it comes to doing the hard things in life for others. From dealing with the emotional issues, to making sure things for our family get done so we have what we need, but doing the same thing for my health, for myself? That’s where I have always slacked in coming up with the same reasoning.
Just last night I grappled with this. Is the pain after the workout really worth it? I hardly got any sleep. I hurt all over, and in turn, kept my husband up all night. I felt bad and by 3 am, I finally got up and took several Motrin. Was it worth it? If standing on the scale told me I lost 20 lbs overnight I’d be screaming HELL YEAH IT’S WORTH IT! But that’s not reality.
Truth is, anything good in life does take time and it’s never an easy road to travel. There will be pits, rocks, and mud puddles, but every now and then there will be flowers, there will be birds singing if we pay attention, and if we’re patient, there’s a rainbow waiting for us at our destination. I can’t get there fast enough and I pray I don’t run out of fuel on the way. Anything good in life is worth the pains we must go through to get there and the rewards, they last forever.
“Whatever your personal goal may be, keep going until you see it through to its beautiful finish.” LM Fields