Over the past few weeks I've had multiple people come to me and tell me that I have inspired them to change things in their lives. To do things differently, to set goals, to start a weight loss plan... many things! All because of me and this blog. Reading about me achieving my goals and accomplishments, my failures and my story has inspired them to change! These people tell me that I inspire them.. when really hearing this inspires ME. Hearing about that makes me want to push myself harder so that I can prove to them that these things can really be done!
I was seriously lost at this point in 2011. I didn't know what to do or how to change my unhappiness. I just constantly had negative thoughts running through my head "you're fat" "you're a bitch" "you're stupid" "you're boring" "you want to lose weight? Come talk to me when you have lost weight". Why? Because I constantly heard these things over and over and over and over again for almost FIVE YEARS!! It wasn't easy for me to change. It wasn't easy for me to convince myself that I could change. I knew I needed to see progress before my mind would pull a complete 180.
I had three quotes that I constantly referenced:
"The most important thing is to enjoy life- to be happy.. thats all that matters"- Audrey Hepburn
"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same"- Francesca Reigler
& my personal favourite;
"I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do"- Edward Everett Hale
Now I am here in 2012 and I could not be happier with my life. I've achieved so much! I've made an insane amount of changes and have amazing, positive people in my life. Why? Because I set my mind to change. I made myself happy by changing the negativity in my life. By pushing it far, far away from me!
I accomplished a lot over the last year and am finally happy with myself and my life. Can I do more things to improve? Of course! Can you? If you incorporate positivity in your life you will find a way. All you have to do is believe in yourself. If you truly believe you can accomplish something you will. You may have to give it everything you have and BELIEVE.. after you have done those two things it WILL be done.
Just believe in yourself.
Thanks for reading!