Came across this pic from an old road trip…
A trip that was marred by the way I felt — I HATED HOW I FELT!
I remember I hated feeling self conscious about the way my clothes fit, too tight in all the wrong places, making me want to wear clothes to hide my body rather than express it.
Turning down my friends when they invited me to the pool or on to a vacation with me. Because somewhere deep down, I was embarrassed to be seen in my own skin.
Having that late night deep craving for pizza and ordering it, and while I enjoyed it, feeling the sense of guilt which comes from KNOWING I WAS CAUGHT IN A VICIOUS CYCLE, not getting better.
I looked at other people who were fit and labeled them as vain in my head, or told myself that “they’re just not enjoying life”.
I was just making excuses.
I knew I was capable of more.
I’ve seen so many people transform their bodies and their lives at our gym. I knew my mindset had to change.
My life wasn’t meant to be lived with guilt and feeling sorry for myself. I was meant to live a life of freedom and joy. A life of happiness and meaning.
A life of power
The difference came for me from connecting with people — several of them — who had learned to love exercise, eating healthy food, loving themselves, giving themselves a healthy mindset, taking a science and play based approach to weight loss.
Thank God I did. Thank God I fell in love with this. Because the person you see in that picture wasn’t happy with their life, at least not with where it was going