What does it take to become healthy?
Starting out on your health journey can be frustrating, emotional, crazy and enduring. Sometimes you will lose friends, sometimes you will gain friends but most of all you will find out things about yourself that you didn’t even know existed. At first you will be appalled at yourself and wonder why on earth you abused yourself. Then you may feel like giving up, what’s the point, it’s all too hard now. Then maybe you will get angry, angry with yourself or worse angry and looking for someone else to blame.
Whatever it is you feel, allow yourself to feel it. Its called growing, accepting where you are and then working out a plan on where you want to go.
This is life.
This is a challenge.
This is learning new and exciting things.
This is molding the person you want to be.
It is up to you.
This is YOUR journey.
I’ve always said weight loss or becoming healthy is a mental state, not a physical one. Sure, you want to look good on the outside and maybe at first that is why you embark on the journey. Throughout the journey you will learn a lot about yourself, you will find feelings and emotions that scare you, that intimidate you and ones that elate you.
I have learned so much about myself, I learned I am a very competitive bugger, I hate giving up, I’m a bit like a dog with a bone and will grit my teeth until it’s done. I learned that I am actually quite intelligent and took to studying very well for a girl who dropped out of school at 14. The most important thing I learned about myself was my belief in myself. I motivate myself and now I do what I love, inspire and motivate others. Yes, my health journey bought me here to where I am today, totally dedicated to helping others achieve theirs. Not in a million years would I believe you if you had told me 10 years ago I would now be a fitness professional.
So what does it take to become healthy?
You have heard all of the talk about eating healthy, exercising, drinking plenty of water and getting your rest. Yes all of that undoubtedly helps. You have to do all of that to achieve health. There is one thing, one emotion you need, even just a tiny bit of it to get you started.
You need to believe that you can do it. You need to have an unwavering determination and surround yourself with people who support you and your journey.
You just need to believe in you. Its in there, we all have it. Go find it because it will be the single best thing you have ever done for YOU.