My hands were now lying comfortably beside my body with room to spare.
As I got up to put my robe back on I had another realization. I could wrap the robe around my body easily. I didn’t have to worry about accidentally exposing myself because the robe wasn’t quite big enough.
It’s been over four years since I reached my goal, but these “non-scale victories” come up every now and then. Being on a plane and not having my hips touch both arm rests or buckling up without hesitation, grabbing a size medium and not worrying whether it will fit…these moments are more important and more rewarding that any number on a scale.
I love that even four years later these successes still feel like the first time. It’s a constant motivation to keep going, to keep making mindful choices every day.
And if I have to book myself into the spa on a regular basis to keep the victories coming, so be it. I’ll make that sacrifice.
What kind of non-scale victories have you celebrated?