NEVER GIVE UP! As I mentioned in my last few “Lesson” Blogs, I wanted to give up. Quit. I was overwhelmed. I had no idea how difficult this was going to be for me. I was tired of constantly feeling hungry and weak. I just wanted to stop.
Everyday there is someone, somewhere, wanting to give up on their health journey. They are tired, hungry, frustrated, and feel like a failure. I get it. I have been there more times than I care to remember. But here’s the thing; the only time we fail, is when we stop trying. I wanted to quit, but I didn’t. I knew that if I quit, I would always look at myself as a failure. And frankly, I am tired of feeling that way. I am sure you are too. We are not failures. We are only people trying to be the best we can be in a world that has nothing but negativity and despair for those of us that are not “perfect“. I know that eating healthy is challenging. I know that it is not easy to get past our insecurities and get outside of our comfort zone. I know it is not easy getting started on an exercise plan, especially if this is not something we are comfortable doing. I know wit is not easy losing weight. Believe me when I say, “I Know”. I have been down the same road and have hit the brick wall at the end of the pavement. That is exactly why I am here. That is why I created the Change4Life Challenge group. I want to share my story; offer my support and encouragement, and hopefully, offer some Inspiration to you so that we can all breakdown that brick wall that is stopping us from being successful.
I know I can’t so this without support. Thankfully, I have an amazing wife that never gives up on me and keeps supporting me. My daughter and son-in-law are always right there pushing me past my boundaries. I am also blessed with an amazing group of friends that are going through the Change4Life Challenge with me. I realize that we don’t all have that same support system in place, so I am always here to be that support for you, and I can also add you to our group. Whatever it takes to get you the help and support you need, we will get it for you.
Whatever you do, just please, do not give up. The rewards you will receive as we persevere, will always, always, far out weigh the challenges!