Strong People Rarely Have an Easy Past.
A year and a half ago when I started on this journey I was really struggling to find the balance in my life of trying to be healthy while in an extremely unhealthy relationship.
Little did I know just how much I would need to dig deep to find the strength within to help keep me motivated and determined to take care of myself. And believe me there are many days that I still struggle with it.🙅🏼 It's not just because I wanted to get in shape and look better, it's because I want to win this constant battle I have about how I FEEL and the one thing that has always helped me is when I'm pushing myself mentally and challenging myself physically.👊🏼 You see, I used to be that person who got caught up in the quick unhealthy and unsafe methods to lose weight fast because in order to be beautiful we need to look a certain way, right? And of course we all know that if we can just lose those 10 extra pounds in a week, our life will be filled with 🌈 and 🦄. 🤔How many people do you know who hate the way they feel about themselves? The truth is, you may not know the real struggles your friend or family member deals with in a daily basis, because nobody is REALLY talking about it. Sure you may have that one friend who will say "I look fat in this" and we do the obligatory friend thing of saying they don't because deep down inside we know their struggle all too well.
And when we look in the mirror, we are constantly in our head judging our self worth by the reflection staring back at us, or by the number on the scale, or by the size tag on our clothes. But what we fail to see are the important qualities within ourselves like our confidence, integrity, intelligence, sense of humor, loyalty, individuality and compassion. Those are what people will remember us for long after we're gone.
So whatever your reason is for why you've started on your own journey, I want you to know you are not alone. There are millions of women and men who are on their own version of this very same journey with you and me.
While you may not know what I'm working through, know I will get through it, and so will you.💋 @shauntfitness #trustandbelieve