Friday, July 05, 2013
Today, I said, “Enough is enough.” I have struggled with losing weight for as long as I can remember. It’s easy to point the finger at my parents and say that they did not set a great example when it came to healthy living, and I have been doing that for a long time. That was my excuse for never putting forth my best effort at losing weight. The truth is, I know what foods are healthy and what foods are not. I know that exercise is good for everyone’s body and what the benefits of exercise are. Out of concern for my health, many people have tried to get me lose weight; however, I felt very overwhelmed and said, “I can’t.”
So, what makes today so special? Why would I finally start believing that it is possible to lose the extra weight I have been carrying around my entire life? For the first time in my life, I am the one who is telling me that I need and want to lose weight. I have missed out on so much because I have exceeded the weight limit or because I did not want people looking at me. Up until this point, I have been my own worst enemy. I have made myself believe that I am not worth the effort. Finally, I have allowed the little voice in my head come through and remind me of what a great person I am and this weight is not who I am. My excess weight is just merely a manifestation of things I have led myself to believe.
I know I have a long road ahead of me. I have twenty-seven years of greasy and sugary foods to work off of my body. This journey begins just like any other journey – with an idea and a first step.