I weighed 210lbs. in the 8th grade.
I struggled with bullies in school.
For years I started crazy diets only to end up overeating to feel better. I wanted relief from the constant thought that I could never lose weight.
I remember clearly thinking I had failed so many times that the next diet would be no different. Yet, I would sign up again.
Y'all ask me what was different when I finally lost my weight.
What was so different the day I cried to Chris saying, “I have no idea what I'm changing but I know I will figure it out.”
One simple thought change made all the difference. I quit looking back at my failures and looked ahead. What will I change to day? What am I willing to do today? What can I do the rest of my life?
The lie I told myself was I couldn't handle failing. I handled failure just fine. All those broken diets didn't break me.
They also haven't broken you.
They've proved you want this and that the only way to succeed is to keep taking steps forward.
Most of the shit we tell ourselves are lies.
We can't handle failure? LOL If you are reading this I'm betting you have a long list of things that haven't worked and yet here you are. Handling your life.
There's nothing wrong with you if you haven't succeeded, yet.
if you ate a doughnut this morning then you just move onto the next decision.
What if this week you practice making each misstep a lesson instead of a failure?
I was overweight. I failed all kinds of diets. I lost my weight. Why? So I could show you it can be done.
I want you to borrow my thought when I was at one of the lowest points in my life.
“I have no idea what I'm changing but I know I will figure it out.”
Every time you think you are failing use it.