Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If You Never Try Then You'll Never Know

"Change is:
Scary and hard at the start.
Messy in the middle.
AMAZING in the end!
Don't fear change, don't fear hard work, don't be scared to fail or fall and keep focusing on your goal and WHY you want this. If it's something you really want then you'll have to be prepared to give it your all, to pick yourself up when you fall and to let go of being perfect or doing things perfectly. Don't let anything or anyone stand in your way, if there is something you want then do anything to get there and work your butt off.
Change is only scary because it's something new and "unknown" which makes you feel uncomfortable. 
Stick at it and you will get there and you will be so glad you committed to it!
Don't fear the change, embrace it! 
Change can be an amazing thing, it brings you out of your comfort zone and gives you the chance to learn, adapt and evolve! 
Go for it with confidence!"
-Emily Skye

I saw the above quote today on Facebook from a fitness "guru" and it really sparked some thoughts about life and change, so I wanted to jot them down.
Sidenote: sorry about being MIA. I'm back on the bandwagon, back to where I was.  Things are going good with my weight loss.  :)
Sometimes when we are faced with change it’s the scariest thing to go through.  We don’t want to feel the potential pain of it, we’re happy with how things are.  But, when life gives you the opportunities to change, we shouldn’t squander them, we should take full advantage and put our all into it.  Those opportunities came up for a reason.  To make your life better, healthier, happier.
I’m so glad that I took advantage of the changes life has offered me.  If not, I wouldn’t have lost the weight I have.  I wouldn't be as happy as I am right now.  
So, I challenge each of you to not be scared.  If you have an opportunity for change facing you, to lose weight, to take a new job, to be happier, take it!  Make that change!  Don’t have any regrets!  I promise you that it’ll be worth the pain and fear that you’ll feel in the beginning.  When life puts something in front of you that makes you think, it’s for a reason.  
Don’t squander that opportunity... I wouldn’t be healthier and happier.   I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had.