Thursday, October 16, 2014

Freedom and Control

I don't ever want to feel like I am not one hundred percent grateful for my journey. I've made some huge progress with my weight loss. I've spent the past three years working not only physically, but mentally.

I understand some people are put off by the amount of work I put into my body. Yes, I watch everything that I eat. Yes, I workout with lots of energy. Yes, it is tedious. And sometimes I just want to be lazy. I figure I spent enough time not watching what I ate and sitting on the couch. Now is my time to do something about it.

I don't want anyone to walk away from this thinking that I may have had it easy or that the weight fell off. I'm not blessed with an amazing metabolism. I don't have tons of money to spend on all of the current weight loss trends and tools. I have a little boy that has a busier social life than I ever thought of having. I have a husband who needs my love and attention.

I could have every excuse in the world to let one or all of these things get in my way. 

I chose to take baby steps. I chose to do things slow. I wanted to do things the right way. I love cheering people on that can lose 40 pounds in two months, but I'm never gonna be that girl. The losses I have are slow and small, but who cares?? I still lose them!

I know everyone wants a quick fix with as little effort as possible. But I am here to tell you that it probably will not last. It's just not reality for your everyday kind of woman.

Over the past three years, I have completely overhauled my life. Who I was on the inside has changed just as much as the outside. I had to develop a new way of thinking about my health, my emotions, my priorities, everything.

Is it easy? Not all the time.

Is it worth it? Every single bit.

Can you do this? Absolutely! 

I spent too long living an unhappy, unfulfilled life. It wasn't until I took control of things that I actually started to live. It's not all about the weight loss. It's about freedom. I have the freedom to move my body without pain. I have the freedom to keep up with my little boy because of the extra energy that comes along with getting fit. I have the freedom to love my husband without shame of my body or insane mood swings.

Don't wait. You'll never find that perfect moment, the perfect timing, or the perfect situation. You can wait for every excuse in the world, but you don't have to. Now is the time. Make that first baby step today. Regain control and freedom of your life. You can most certainly do this! 



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