I was reading a book the other day and it hit me when it stated: having cancer is hard, the death of a loved one is hard, the loss of your mind is hard, having your coffee black is NOT hard. It is so true! The number one reason why people give up on exercising, eating healthy and on changing themselves, is because it is hard. Your right it is hard, very hard, day in and day out hard.
I started my journey in November 2013 and I quit after my 60 day group ended. Why? I compared myself to others. Why wasn't I losing as much as everyone else? The second reason was, this is too darn hard. When I worked out I felt like I could barely get through the 25 minutes and I was upset. I was 33 years old, how could I be this out of shape and as crazy as it sounds I quit. Fast forward two months later, I was still miserable, depressed anxious, on too many medicines to fix everything I was feeling (those side affects were not fun either), I was tired, uncomfortable in my own skin, heck let's just be real...I WAS MISERABLE BEING ME!
My 34th birthday came and I decided that day I was done feeling everything. I was done being so tired. I was done being so uncomfortable. I was done hiding at home. I was done taking all these medicines. I was done letting depression & anxiety control my life. I was done giving up. DONE! DONE! DONE! I decided to choose my hard. What exactly did that mean? It meant it was time to exercise 30 minutes a day, it was time to eat healthy foods every single day, it was time to surround myself with people that were good for my soul, it was time I started feeling good again and the only person that could make these things happen was me! I was tired of putting my happiness in the hands of others and waiting for them to make these things happen for me.
Yes it sucked there wasn't a magic pill to make everything change over night and yes the first two months felt like hell for me. I was overweight and out of shape, I disliked every single minute of my workouts. Then one day it clicked. I know this may sound very silly, but our minds are very powerful. I decided every single day while I was working out, I would tell myself positive affirmations(sometimes out loud) and guess what???? It worked, not in one day or one week, but day after day practicing it. Everyday I told myself I loved it, I learned to laugh at myself when I looked ridiculous and I started to embrace these lifestyle changes. Slowly but surely changes started happening on the inside and on the outside.
Life is hard. Working out and eating healthy every single day is hard, but it is not half as hard as the struggles many people are facing on a daily basis. So what are you going to choose???
I needed my coach and the support/accountability of a challenge group and if you need the help, reach out to me! This is what I do & I love what I do!