As I've said in some of my previous posts, I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I was never unhappy enough to develop an eating disorder or consider a surgery to correct my weight, but I definitely struggled with my size. I struggled with other things too - my teeth, my hair, my athletic ability. All of my insecurities weighed on me as a teenager and into adulthood.
One day I woke up and decided that I didn't want to have these things weighing me down anymore. I didn't want these physical imperfections to have control over the way I felt about myself. So I changed. Just like that. Somewhere in the cosmos, a switch flipped and all of a suddent I had the courage to make changes in my life.
Change is obviously a process; it's not something that just happns overnight. Slowly and surely I'm making changes that make me happy. I'm on a weight loss journey, which is making me smaller and more athletic. I recently got braces on my teeth to straighten them, and I'm in the process of growing out my hair. For the next year or so, I'll be "under construction". But every single day I'm getting closer to being the person I truely want to be.
I want to encourage you all to search for that same courage within yourself. Whether you are unsatisfied with your mental state, your physical appearance, or your relationship status, you are the only person who can motivate yourself to make changes for the better. Invest in youself, invest in your happiness. You will thank yourself later.
I already know what happens when I give up. I want to see what will happen if I don't.