Let's say you're at a point in your wellness journey where you are gradually and proudly hitting critical milestones: You can briskly walk two miles without speed-dialing 911; you can zip up pants and jackets all the way (it's no longer mission impossible!); buttons are buttoning, not bulging; you take a healthy lunch to work instead of munching a mountain of pizza slices.
There's a thrill and excitement associated with each new experience. You look in the mirror and smile. You hop into great-looking clothes. You feel high with energy to live your dreams. You can't wait for the next rush of dopamine as you navigate another hurdle and triumph once again.