Friday, December 5, 2014

A Friday Rant

So here’s my rant on this beautiful Friday…

I try not to take anything anyone says about their life, and the situation they are in, personally. People use all types of social media (including blogging, like me) to talk openly and honestly about their struggles, frustrations, and hard times and what they need is support. They need to know that they are not alone and that there are people that believe in them and will stand by them on their journey.

HOWEVER…it is hard for me, at times, to bite my lip and not respond as such…

You can have a million people on your team, cheerleaders out the wazoo, countless inspirational quotes hanging on your walls but if you cannot believe in yourself, if you are not ready to change, if you cannot put your health first and make yourself top priority you will not be successful.

Paying a coach or trainer can help teach you many things but they can’t make you show up to the gym.

Taking a cooking class or reading healthy eating food blogs or buying a dozen cookbooks can arm you with tips and tricks and new ideas but they can’t make you buy/prepare/eat the food.

Reading success stories, joining FB groups, following twitter chats, seeing IG photos can inspire you to want to change but they cannot make you change.

Only YOU can change your life.

YES, it is so much better when you know you are not alone. It is so much easier when you have plenty of resources available to you. It is definitely beneficial to have guidance and support and that can really help propel you. But none of that can make you take that first step (and the five gazillion subsequent steps) and keep you accountable and help you progress in your journey.

Only you can do that.

I can’t make you go to the gym, eat a salad, or motivate you to make the lifestyle changes you need to make to get you to where you want to go. That’s got to be you.

I am here to support you, cheer you on, help in any way I can but you have to be your number one cheerleader, your number one motivator and your number one friend.

It won’t be easy but honestly, nothing is.

But it is worth it. YOU are worth it.

Love and hugs,