I’m on a lifelong journey towards health and fitness, but I’m not a fitness guru nor a health guru. I’ve lost 140ish pounds after decades of trying and I’ve realized that the journey never ends. It evolves. I constantly battle a vicious sweet tooth and innate laziness. This is my story – my successes and failures in being healthy. This is me constantly trying to figure out self love, forgiveness, and perseverance.
I am always on the hunt for other people who are on a similar path in life, and there are so many of us who are struggling to lose weight or struggling to keep motivated. It’s not about hitting those last ten pounds, it’s about a lifelong commitment to an overall improvement in health. We all want it for a variety of reasons. If I can give one person the motivation to try again, I’ll feel like the worlds biggest success. I used other people’s blogs as motivation, for ideas, tips and tricks to keep going. I want to share my story and my life because I hope I can encourage someone to keep going!
It’s not just a weight loss journey though. It’s a mental overhaul, a mindset change, and a willingness to love yourself. It needs to start on day one with forgiving yourself. There will be days where you want to berate yourself for getting in this position, but we need to learn to stop that inner negativity. I know, it’s much easier to say than do, and I still battle with my own negative voice.