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Making change is never easy. In fact, it can be downright scary! I know. I’ve been there…
There was a point in my life a few years ago, that I needed to make a drastic change. I’d reached a fork in the road and a decision needed to be made.
I could continue doing what I was doing, which was living an extremely unhealthy life controlled by an ugly eating disorder, or I could decide enough was enough and work on learning how to live a healthier life.
We all experience struggles in life. Whether it’s to do with weight loss, weight gain, healthy eating, stress management, or healthy living … there will be a point in time that you will need to make a decision to make change as well. Maybe you already have!
Change can hard and change can be scary…
We’re scared of the unknown. We’re scared of failing. There are many things we fear when it comes to change. So a lot of the time we sabotage ourselves because what we know now is comfortable. Making change is not, it’s uncomfortable!
One of the things I love most about being a personal trainer is helping people through the process of making change. Through my own experience, I know that it’s a process … and it’s rarely ever smooth.
There’s ups and downs, there’s failures, and there’s challenges. But there are also successes if we can stick to the journey.
There’s not much that comes close to the joy I feel when one of my clients is able to push through the barriers and make a huge personal change. But receiving messages like the one below from family is simply awesome.
Being able to motivate and inspire people to make change, especially family, is why I do what I do. It’s why I share my own fitness journey on social media. It’s why I share the journey of my clients. And it’s why I became a personal trainer.
I know what it’s like to live a life where you feel sick and tired of constantly being sick and tired. And I know what it’s like to live a life where you feel energetic and strong. There’s no comparison and I believe we all deserve to live a life where we feel healthy and strong.
I am so proud of Desley! I wanted to share this post because I’m sure many can relate to her story.
We’ve all tried and failed at things before. The difference between succeeding and failing is how many times are you willing to fail? The only true way to fail is to quit. Are you willing to keep picking yourself up and trying again just one more time?
What I love best about Desley’s post is that she realized she needed to hold herself accountable. She realized that SHE needed to change.
I am beyond honored that I can be a source of inspiration for her, but at the end of the day she is the one putting in the hard work. We often place unnecessary limits on ourselves. Once we can remove those self-imposed limits it’s really amazing what we can achieve. There are NO LIMITS!
Young or old, it’s never too late to make a healthy change. You have the ability to do so and the decision is yours.
Who else is ready to make change?
“Well busted my personal best today. Ran 3.5 kilometers on the treadmill. So proud. My fitness journey continues. Some 18 months ago a not so good Personal Trainer told me I was obese and my blood pressure was so high he should call an ambulance, then proceeded to give me my free 30 minute training session????? Needless to say I didn’t go back to him. But I was determined. I no longer wanted to feel old. Having battled a weight problem all my life it was time I got fit. Don’t get me wrong I have managed to lose weight in the past but it always comes back on. What has changed? Me. I’m not so driven (well maybe a little) about being thin, but I’m determined to not be an old lady who cannot get up the stairs or take a walk. I have too many things to see in this world. What has been my biggest driver? Well I have to say at first it was my hating seeing an old face in the mirror. What has kept me going back to the gym when I’d rather go home after a long day? Well I have this fantastic inspirational person called Kristy Lee Wilson in my life. This lady is awesome. When I feel like quitting she is in my head pushing me on. I hear a voice telling me Kristy doesn’t quit, no excuses keep going. She absolutely rocks and I wish her huge success in Miami in three weeks” – Desley