Throwing in the towel is tempting but it would be too easy. Frustrating moments happen to everyone, no matter what battle they are fighting.
I may not be anywhere near where I want to be with my weight but that doesn't=no progress. Progress comes in many forms. Something that too many of us seem to forget.
Nearly 3 years ago, exhaustion plagued my life. Today, there are days when I am still tired but I do feel better and there are moments when I have more energy.
Physically, Hypothyroidism has been my toughest battle but I didn't fight to find out what was wrong just to give up. No matter what you are going through, you should not either.
Sure, some of my days are like this:
but some of my days are like this:
What keeps me going is that there is so much life out there to be lived, to experience & I refuse to allow not feeling well 100% of the time hold me back.
Each day that we wake up is a gift and we can either fight our battles or surrender. We are lucky. We have the choice to choose.
Mentally, the most challenging thing has been me getting in my own way. Doubting myself, allowing my frustrations to lead me but a reminder that serves me well is:
By not surrendering, we our not only making the decision to improve our lives but also the lives of others. I honesty hope our struggles can serve as a purpose to help others facing similar obstacles.
No matter how you feel today, remember this:
And of course I can't forget YOU. Spark friends & supporters. Lifting my spirits, encouraging and inspiring and serving as a reminder to keep pushing forward.