We can complain about the weather, or we can accept what we can’t control and make the best of the situation.
Extreme dieting is not sustainable and has negative side effects.
I’ve done it.
Here’s what I felt when I restricted and deprived myself:
2. Low energy
3. Bad moods
All I thought about was food. My work and social life suffered.
I still don’t have a great relationship with food. I still am afraid of food.
I’m aware of my problem and have been working on it. I’m slowly getting better and healing.
So please take it from me. Life is a marathon. Taking care of ourselves is a lifelong process. Whatever your goals are, please take your time and work toward them in a sustainable, healthy way.
I’ve been living everywhere but here and now.
I’ve been living everywhere but the present.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, make the best of it.
Regardless of the external factors, choose to be happy inside.
The community supports one another.
The community is not out to get each other.
No matter how bad things may be or seem to be, don’t give up hope.
Never give up hope.
I’m taking my time building the life I want.
I’m trying my best to be patient, trust the process, and enjoy the ride.
I’m building the foundation one block at a time.
It’s difficult seeing others ahead of me and speeding through life.
That’s why it’s important for me to put blinders and ear muffs on.
This is my journey. This is my life. I shouldn’t compare myself to others.
I can control my effort. I can do my best and give it my all. That is enough.
I will continue taking one step at a time and one day at a time. I will continue minding my own business. I will continue making the most of every day.
I will get there.
I may not be able to help you get rich and famous, but I can help you get fit.
What’s being rich and famous without being healthy?
Today was my first run since the marathon 10 days ago. I ran 2 miles straight.
I tested my legs a few times over the past week, but they weren’t ready. I’m still not 100% recovered.
As hard as it was for me not to run, it also felt good to take a break, rest, and recover. I never thought these words would have ever come out of my mouth.
I have been doing strength work, walking, foam rolling, and stretching.
If you’re recovering from an injury, ease back into it. If you’re new to exercise, ease into it. If you took some time off, ease back into it.
As much as I would like to jump right in where I left off, I know taking is slow is the right move.
We’ll hit full stride before we know it.
Be willing to try. Be willing to learn. Be willing to put yourself out there. Be willing to fail.
Every morning we wake up, we’re faced with choices.
Will we work out or will we skip our workout?
Will we eat decent foods or will we eat junk?
Will we drink water or will we drink sugary beverages?
Will we go to sleep or will we stay up engaging in meaningless activities?
Will we read and learn or will we waste our time?
Each choice we make will either put us closer to where we want to be or further away.
How much do we care? How bad do we want it?
The choice is ours.