We close out another year and usher in a new decade. All of us tend to make resolutions on New Year’s day and yet how many of us follow through? We often give up within a month, why? Change is hard, leaving our comfort zone is not easy, does it mean we do not want to improve our lives? We all have dreams and aspirations, but are we willing to put in the work that it will take to reach them? If we want something bad enough, we will make the time, find the funds, be consistent and throw away the excuses.
We will all come to a point when we feel we have hit rock bottom, placing the blame on others or circumstance no longer works, one path offers freedom, the other more of the same. Time to pick ourselves up and begin to repair the damage we have done. It starts with the mindset that we can do it, it takes consistency not for a day or a week, but for as long as it takes.
I thought I had bad luck, that I was suffering because of some outside influence. I was wrong, I made the choices that disrupted my life and it was up to me alone to put a stop to it. I learned that I could change my life by changing my attitude. It is never an easy road, it took me decades to get where I was at this point and it would take years to get out. I began, one step at a time, day after day, I kept moving forward. Controlling my body through fitness and nutrition become a blessing because I could see results quickly.