How is it that in the past 3 years I’ve never taken more than 5 days off (due to injury) from being active?
3 years ago I remember waking up in South Korea at 2 pm with the
worst hangover, an empty box of fried chicken to the right of my head,
and almost nothing left in the Nutella jar to my left. This was a
I felt disgusting, weak, and was sick and tired of being sick and
tired. Then I realized that I had a choice. Did I want to continue
feeling and acting like this? Only I had all the power to control the
way I felt and looked. Ah ha! It dawned on me. The act of exercising and
eating healthy was actually self respect, self love. I was clearly
choosing to not respect and love myself!
After this realization did exercising become easy? F*uck no. The
hardest part about it was my mind. I had to make a commitment to myself
that I’d stop listening to the voice inside my head that always had so
many excuses why to not workout or choose healthier options. I made a
commitment to say YES when my mind said no.
I knew that it wouldn’t be easy, but I had to commit to myself FOR myself.
I tried to make it so easy for that it was hard to fail. I no longer
bought Nutella and fried chicken. I no longer turned to partying as a
release of stress. I looked for a gym to join. I told myself that I only
needed to do 15 minutes of activity a day. I made a commitment to
transform myself inside and out.
Slowly, I committed more and more to myself. It’s become less about
the physical and more about the mental and emotional. The process is
easier if you look at it as self respect and recognize that your mind
will try holding you back. The challenge is making the choice that will
lead to bettering yourself.
I encourage and challenge you to commit to loving yourself. Side
affects include: happiness, self love, self control, and bountiful