Life is a result of a series of choices that we make each and every day. Some choices are good and some choices are bad, but all of these choices mold us into the person we are right at this moment.
Some of us are truly happy, some not so much and some fall somewhere in the middle. Most I think just become complacent and settle for the life they think they should live. If you are anything but truly happy then you need to take a good hard look at your life and make changes.
This quote was on the board at kickboxing and it really resonated with me. Since moving to Florida a year and a half ago I have struggled to truly find me in this new life. Outwardly I presented myself as a happy, outgoing individual. Inwardly I struggled. I gained weight, battled injuries and just stopped taking care of me.
I am not saying that everything was bad. I made lifelong friends, found a job I don’t dread everyday, and even ran a marathon in this time, but I still struggled. My friends and I had a weight loss challenge last November and we failed miserably. It was the most unproductive challenge that I have ever participated in and you want to know why???? Because in all reality we didn’t make any true changes. We tried, but we failed.
In all honesty the quote above says it all. Change nothing and nothing changes. This is the absolute truth. Been there, done that. Change is hard. In our head we think we are making changes and moving forward, but if the end result is the same, then it is likely we are actually not really changing anything. Sometimes we are just not ready, sometimes we are scared and sometimes we are just not motivated enough to truly change…….or it can be all of above.
Key West unlocked something in me. Key West made me reevaluate what I wanted my life to be and what I wanted to change. Or maybe turning 39 that same weekend did that, I am not sure. What I am sure about is that I didn’t leave Key West the same person and in my opinion that was a very good thing.
I made changes and if you follow me on instagram you can see the physical changes, but that is not what it is all about, the inward changes are just as significant. Outwardly I look better. Inwardly I am happy and excited for life again. I feel awesome and I am looking forward to what the next year brings me.