I felt failure much of my adolescence when I was overweight. I felt alone ? & hopeless & worthless.
My parents tried to reach out & help me but I wasn’t ready & felt defeated & embarassed. It’s hard to be an 8th grader & have your mom talk to you about weight loss & take you to a weight loss clinic. My parents were looking out for my best interest & wanted me to be healthy but it had to be on my terms.
I felt like a failure again after my first pregnancy. I had gained 40 pounds & while several friends lost all their baby weight nursing, I did not. I looked at my body & felt like I had been transported back to adolescence again.
How was I ever going to lose this baby weight now that I had a new baby? Where was there time in the day to get in shape when I could hardly find five minutes to take a shower??
BUT . . . in both these times in my life I knew I had to be the one to make healthy choices for myself. No one could do it for me. I had to make the choice to cut out junk food. I had to make the choice to carve out time every day to exercise.
The hardest part of making any change is starting! ?
Isn’t it our mindset that were really up against? It’s taking that first step in deciding that today is the day you’re not going to live an unhealthy life & feel out of control anymore.
My hope is for anyone reading this to know that today YOU can also make that choice to change. It is your choice to stay where you’re at or you can take that first step forward & do what you keep telling yourself you want to do.
I don’t know WHY you want to change. Maybe it’s to have more energy? Live a longer, healthier life? Look great in a swimsuit? Feel better? Sleep better? Run & play with your kids without getting winded? Not have other people look down on you? Avoid criticism? You have your own WHY!!!
It’s not an easy journey but going backwards is not an option!
Being consistent with workouts + eating right has literally changed who I once was! Going from nearly 200 pounds to 150 pounds was not easy but it was worth it! I would never trade the confidence I have now to the times I felt like a failure & defeated.
You can be an overcomer too!? It’s a step forward to just start & you have to make that decision to go for it but it gets easier! The positive mindset + confidence you’ll gain is so worth it!!
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