Never too late to Never Quit!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
If there is one thing that stands out to me as a lesson learned from a lifetime of having an unhealthy relationship with food and unrealistic body image....and from 8 of the past 10 years (the past 2 have been spent wishful thinking but not acting), mostly successfully taking positive action to remedy both....it would be that it is never too late until it's too late. The unique personal journey that anyone with weight/self-esteem issues takes in order to achieve healthy body, mind, and balance in life is certainly not a well lit path with a designated, easily charted direction. There are many days of darkness where the road that stretches out before, once so easily visible and navigated during times of consistent small victories, suddenly disappears beneath the dark and seemingly inpenetrable fog of self-loathing and doubt created moments that self deems as failures. For me, I allowed said failures to manifest in my life as indifference to my goals and the knowledge of what it takes to achieve them and live in that space once achieved. The all or nothing wiring in my brain has rolled that fog in many times....but each time I learn more about myself and keep coming back to climb in the ring and fight. Fight for me. I know this for sure...I will never stop fighting...I may lose sight of my path in the darkness....but the sun will always rise again. That is what is important, that when you can see clearly, you move. Move with all you've got in you. YOU. KEEP. MOVING. FORWARD. Forward from wherever you are, whether that place be like mine in that you have gained many pounds lost back, or whether you have hit your goals and just have to keep moving to stay in that healthy place of balance. It is never, never, ever too late....to never quit!! I am worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for. Here is to moving forward together.