“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -- Helen Keller
I just love this quote..... Isn't it funny that we have to hit rock bottom before we wake up and realize that we even have a problem. I have tried so many "diets" before that I've lost count. And I have never really reached any type of real goal with any of them. So now I am just focusing on changing my daily habits rather than "dieting" alone. I drink water instead of Soda and Tea. I snack on Fruits and veggies rather than chips or candy. I eat my meat grilled instead of fried. It seems simple enough but it's harder said than done. I love a good greasy Cheeseburger with Fries. And it's hard to make myself "want" a Turkey Sandwich on Whole Grain bread instead of that burger. But I am doing it. With each day that passes now I realize that I am getting stronger and stronger. And I even feel healthier already. I take several vitamins in the morning and I'm drinking water religously. So I have so much more energy to get through my day. And I love that my previous haters are now my best motivators. They give me more strength and ambition than I have ever had before in my life. I guess I just had to hit rock bottom to see that I needed to change. While the changes I have made and are still making aren't easy, they are worth it. Because I see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I know that with fierce dedication I CAN do this. I WILL do this. I MUST do this. For me.