We’re doing something special for this month’s Wellness Wednesday series. Each of our Mommy Makeover participants has shown so much strength, fortitude, and determination throughout the first month and a half of the contest. The results from our first check-in blew me away. On our Comeback Circle Facebook group, they check in with us every day, lending inspiration to everyone around them—both online and offline. I thought, “Why not bring that positive, transformative energy to our wellness series?!”
So throughout the month of March, each Wednesday we’ll hear from one of our participants. Our theme this month is renewal. They’ve chosen quotes that resonate with them on this topic and have also shared a little bit about how this quote and theme will get them through the last month and a half of the contest, stronger and more determined than ever!
This week we welcome Vanessa to the blog. Check out her essay below!
When we speak of renewal, we have to discuss revision and change. Typically, we associate renewal with springtime, as the world outside erupts in bloom and life. However, before we can celebrate that change, we must acknowledge the passing of something before it.
For my personal renewal, I need to let the bad habits be pruned from myself to allow for the creation of something better. Each day is a new chance to move toward this goal. This road is not easy, as the lyric alludes to, and similarly to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” you ultimately have to forge your own path within your mind alone. No matter the amount of love and support for this wellness journey, we are still individuals with free will to make choices.
Below is a video of my son and I the day he was born. My choices affect him and his older sister. These choices—how to feed your body and nourish your soul—represent the renewal I am seeking on this journey and the hope I have of teaching my children these same healthy choices.
Thank you so much to Vanessa for contributing to this week’s Wellness Wednesday series with her Grateful Dead lyrics! Be sure you check out her progress in our latest Mommy Makeover Contest check-in.
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