"I don't know if I can EVER be fit and live a healthy lifestyle...."
"I've never had money, I don't know if I can fathom living beyond paycheck to paycheck...."
"I can't even picture myself at my ideal weight/size...."
"I can't imagine NOT living with this sadness...."
It KILLS me to hear these kind of phrases!
it FUELS me even MORE to get up each day and INVEST and POUR into those people in my challenge groups and those on my team.
I've heard people say "You are who you are" or "People never change."
But I don't buy it.
Nope - not for ONE SECOND!
I believe that EVERYONE has the ability and POWER to change their life.
No matter how old you are, no matter how much you've messed up, no matter how many times you have FAILED MISERABLY in the past..... YOU HAVE THE POWER AND ABILITY TO CHANGE!!!!
I'm sure 12 years ago when I was in a mental hospital, suicidal and depressed, someone would have looked at me and thought - that girl has no future. She'll never amount to anything.
I'm sure the counselors at the hospital thought I'd be a repeat attendee like so many of the people I met there.
But I have changed.
I'm not that person anymore.
So much of what I do today and how I live my life now has come through intentional CHOICE to live that way. Going AGAINST how I "naturally" lived my life before.
If I can change.... ME.... the girl who saw no purpose in living, then SO. CAN. YOU.
I'm not going to lie and tell you it will be easy. No- It will take work. It will take DEDICATION and COMMITMENT. I still get to CHOOSE into intentional living and make an effort every dang day.
But my message to all my friends out there is this..... You CAN make changes in your life, and it's NEVER too late. Remember that. xoxo