Last year at this time, I was well into a year of doing boot camp. I was fit, I was strong, I was running, I was feeling and looking great.
Then I lost my job.
Then I injured my knee.
Then I had to quit boot camp because I could no longer afford it.
Then I injured my neck and my shoulder.
Then I got depressed and I ate a lot of things that are unhealthy because they gave me temporary (false) comfort.
Then I gained weight.
Then I was overwhelmed with shame and regret.
Then I finally made an appointment with my endocrinologist and cried in her office because I was back up to 197 pound and was ashamed
, embarrassed and scared.
Then my endocrinologist contacted me last week and said all of my test results were normal and that she has no doubt that I will lose the weight and get fit again.
And then I decided to believe that she is right. That just because I’ve had a set back doesn’t mean that I am a failure.
Then I decided that shame will only hold me back from my goals and from living my best life.
Then I decided it’s time to let go of the shame and replace it with determination.
It’s time to set new goals and start living life again.
What’s done is done. What happens next is up to me.
You’ve had quite a year. Here’s to fresh starts. Not always easy, but worth it.
You (and your endo) are so wise! It can be done! I’m with ya sister 🙂
In the middle of a (calorie-filled) setback myself, and really trying to get back on track. You can do it!
WE can do it, Kerry!
Fresh starts are the best. You can do it!
God, woman, you are persistent. Tenacious. Audacious. Just plain tough. Mentally and physically. With that marshmallow of a heart and the bravery of a lioness. The fact that you can will yourself back to hope is everything to me. And something I am going to start trying right now.
It’s not how many times we fall, but how many times we rise back up.
You got this!!