The Lesson of Letting Go

by Lauren on February 13, 2012

On My Mind: 

I often write about control.  I guess because it’s something that I continually battle day in and day out.  You see, I’m what they call a type A person.  I need my life to be organized, planned out and I need to be in control.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve made tremendous strides towards letting go and even in this past year but I feel like there are significant points where I am tested just how “okay” I really am with taking the back seat.

One thing I vowed to do this year (and which I publicly announced to you here) was to let go of the things in my life that I felt were unhealthy obsessions. Over these past few months, I feel as though I’ve reached a much healthier place with the things I once held on so closely to and I can honestly say I feel at peace with everything.  I’m running less, I’m eating meat and I’m feeling great.  So yes, on a whole, I’ve learned to let go and even though I still struggle with these things from time to time, I know that my life is better off because of the decisions I made.

But sometimes, letting go is much more than we think.  It goes beyond the surface and requires us to really shed our exterior shell and trust that the voice we are listening to is the right one.  Today, I was tested in my strength and as easy as it would be for me to say, “I give up”, I realize that doing so only brings me right back to the same dark place I once was.  So even though letting go may feel like a one time occurrence, we will continue to fall along the journey.  I choose not to hold on to the past but to trust that there will be something or someone at the bottom to catch me.

On My Plate: 

Breakfast

Oats, Plain Greek Yogurt, Berries, Crumbled TJ’s Berry Muffin 

Lunch

 Romaine, Edamame, Avocado, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Egg Whites, Goat Cheese, Edamame Hummus 

Dinner

Butternut Squash, Black Beans, Chicken Sausage, Kale, Corn Salsa

On Tap for Tomorrow: 

The WINNER of the V-Day “Chocolate” Granola Gift Box will be announced.  If you haven’t entered, here is your last chance!

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