You are Strong Enough!
You are Strong Enough!
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you were someone else? Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you didn’t have your body? Have you ever looked in the mirror and hated the way you looked? Being in an overweight, unhealthy body, I believe we have all wished that at some time in our lives.
Did you ever talk to yourself in the mirror and say I can’t do this anymore? Did you ever talk to yourself in the mirror and say I just give up! Did you ever talk to yourself in the mirror and just say I am not strong enough to do this?
I think when you have been in an unhealthy body for so long, that with each passing year that goes by, you just want to give up because you think you are not strong enough. You think you are too old, or you just don’t have the patience to try to lose weight and become active again.
I used to believe that if I lost all my weight I would become a different person, and I didn’t want that change. Little did I know then, what I know now. I didn’t become a different person; I became a better person. It wasn’t just about the way that I looked and the fact that I definitely needed to lose weight. But the fact that I was changing my health for the better and becoming healthy and active again. When I focused all my energy and strength on becoming healthier, and not just focusing on the fact that I needed to lose over 100 pounds to achieve that, only then did my strength come back to me. When I looked at that smaller version of myself in the mirror, I just had to smile back and say YES – I am strong enough! Yes, I do have the patience to become healthy again! Yes, I can do it! Yes! I am a happier person!
Once we get rid of all that “I can’t do it crap” attitude, it doesn’t matter what age we are at in life. What matters is that we want a longer life, and we want a healthy longer life!
I realized I was gonna be o.k. I was gonna be just fine. If one day goes by and I falter, it wasn’t the end of the world! I just told myself to just get back up again and try again and this time I would be stronger through any ups and downs that life had to throw at me!
I would be strong and keep on going every day no matter what! You know why? Because I am strong enough.