Just have the strength to start…it’s never too late to make a change.

I’ve always loved this quote and yesterday as I sat in my car fighting up the energy to get out and walk into the gym the thought occurred to me that I just needed the strength to start. Some days you wake up ready to crush your workout, food prep is done – you are ready to eat clean, you are a machine!  Yesterday was not one of those days.

I knew yesterday was going to be a day to just get my workout done, eat as clean as I could and do the best I could. Every day will not be an amazing goal smashing day and there will be days when you aren’t feeling your best self, and I have to remind myself that it’s ok to have days like that. I am human too. I need to be a little more forgiving of myself and remember that as long as I try my best, sometimes that will have to be good enough.

When I first started out with my health and wellness journey over 4 years ago it was my fear that I wouldn’t be able to lose the weight that scared me the most. Four years later I still live with fear, and that is the fear that I will fall into old habits and not keep up my healthy lifestyle and maybe lose sight of my goals. Yesterday was one of those days when it seemed like the fear was swallowing me up. I must have sat in the car for what seemed like forever. Then I remembered that I have the choice to set my own course and be the person I want to be. I am very proud of how far I’ve come and I forget how tough at times it was to get here. Some days you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get it done, just because you have to, because it’s who you are, because it’s who you have become. I am no longer that person battling to find myself, I know who I am, I knew I just needed to start…to get out of the car and get into the gym, the rest would fall into place…and it did.

I hope you do have a goal crushing day, and if you don’t – it’s ok, just get it done, just for today.