I had a quiet moment yesterday. The sky was extra blue, and sunlight was pouring through the trees as I sat in my car waiting for preschool pick up. Windows were down, and the radio silent when I noticed it.
I was feeling better.
I wasn’t headachey or sore. I wasn’t uncomfortable in my skin. There weren’t cravings for something sweet or grain-filled. I didn’t feel bone tired. My clothes weren’t pinching or riding up. I was better. I was good even.
And for the first time since these 30 Days began, I felt like I was doing it right, like I had come far enough to see my way through the tunnel. And that made me feel even better. So when I got home, the kids and I took Molly the dog for a walk, and my feeling awesome clearly made it way through the leash to my sweet pup because she was extra well behaved and didn’t go “over threshold” once (her trainer’s words). Then for dinner, I made the kiddos pancakes, and I didn’t drool over them as they poured syrup and ate them.
It all felt so much easier. Because feeling better is an amazing motivator. Because feeling better is what I’ve been working toward all month, and now that better is here, I like how it feels.
I’m headed into the last 13 days of this challenge with renewed motivation and energy. Because right now, I’d like to keep this better feeling forever.