Little did i know almost 13years ago what taking that first step meant for me.
My life had i not of taken that first step? Possible obesity related disease, self loathing and general day to day things could be almost impossible. Like tying a shoelace, bending down to pick something up, kicking the ball around with my children or walking the dog.
At 30 years old, i took that first step into the unknown. It was a scary thought, i had no idea what i was going to do, where i was going or how i would end up.
I have learnt SO much from that very first day. My outlook on life is COMPLETELY different. I have shaped and changed every year and continue to do so as i grow and learn. Im not talking physically although that happened too, I’m talking mentally.
Things i have learnt:
I am more than i thought i ever was.
I am able to do anything i set my mind to.
My body is strong and competent.
Confidence comes from within me.
Happiness comes from within me.
I can control what i do.
The number staring at me on the scale does not depict my self worth.
I am not that number on the scale.
I am not my clothes size or how many pushups i can do.
I am not a product of my upbringing.
I am me, soley and wholey me. I love to have fun, communicate, laugh and love. I love to try new things, face my fears. I love to see people succeed and i genuinely enjoy helping others.
So had i not of taken that first step i wouldn’t be where i am today, helping others to take their first steps. I believe we all take the path that we are meant to for good reason. I also believe you need to trust your instincts and they will guide you to the path you are meant to go on. Trust in yourself, take the first step, start slowly and consistently as this builds sustainable habits.
Don’t be afraid to live the life you want to live after all it is YOUR life.
Be happy, love yourself and enjoy this crazy ride.