It’s been 365 days.
365 days since I said “YES” to a healthier lifestyle.
i’ve been counting the days through an app on my phone. Every morning i wake up, drink a cup of coffee, i pray and then open my app. i still remember typing Day 1 with a terrible pit in my stomach thinking of what was to come...
This morning, I woke up, had my morning coffee, prayed and opened my app.
365 days ago, I made the decision to create & live a healthier lifestyle for myself, and my Day 1 was probably the most terrifying, i felt like i had this incredibly steep mountain looming in front of me that i had to climb with a backpack filled with rocks, weighing me down.
i wanted to be at the top already.
and the PRESSURE i put on myself to BE authentically healthy and happy was ENORMOUS.
Here’s what i’ve learned after 365 days of changing my former lifestyle: it’s GOOD to work your “struggle muscle”. For years, i ran from struggle…we all tend to do that, don’t we? We want everything to feel “safe”, we run away from the things that scare us. We also tend to push away the people who love us the most, who only want to help.
but guess what, fellow human?
you’re never going to get stronger if you don’t start working through the struggle. Until you learn to TRUST and truly LOVE yourself and the people in your life, you will not heal. LIFE is a never-ending climb, and when you start to look at the struggle as an opportunity, that is where you find the beauty.
i am continuously climbing the mountain, fellow human & i have days where i feel i can hardly climb at all.
But life is not supposed to always be glamorous and flashy, but it’s real & raw & honest.
the climb is messy and sometimes painful, but you HAVE to show up, EVERY DAY, and take one step at a time. you must be PRESENT. you have to realize that the work you put in will not always be what you “want” it to be. There will be setbacks and struggles.
Trust yourself. Trust the process.
take accountability, take small steps, enjoy the climb…and remember that you are not defined by your fallbacks. You are already enough.
Be faithful where you are, with what you have.
And watch what happens.
Day 365, I’m ready for you. And I’m going to keep on climbing.