SHAMELESS plug because I always get SO EXCITED when I see the benefits of going plant-based+making time to be active! I want to encourage everyone because it’s one of the BEST decisions of my life! I wasn’t born with the skinny-gene yet I always knew I wanted to be FIT, STRONG and HEALTHY!
BUT LIFE happens
SO MANY ups & downs that got me to a point where I lost track of being SELF-FOCUSED. I gave a lot to other aspects in my life— job, family, friends, problems, and other situations, it was so hard to find that balance. It’s never an excuse but I used it as an easy way out to make it okay to be unaccountable for my life. I escaped a lot. I was (and still sometimes am) hesitant to face myself+give myself ALL THE LOVE I know I DESERVE. This led to bad choices, not listening to my heart and body, and ultimately reaching that state of denial and depression. I’ve cried so many times+also hated even looking at myself in the mirror or getting photos taken..SO MANY INSANE emotions all while trying to keep my shit together to be OK to the world! But the outside of me reflected a lot about what was inside.
That’s my TRUTH. I’m not ashamed of it because it’s part of the motivation to keep striving for everything I work hard for. I still have a long way to go to reach my ideal goals. So many days I get tired to eat RIGHT, work out and put in the work. But everyday I always try to think about what I gain by loving myself even a little bit better everyday. I do have bad days and I have great days but the difference now is that I understand why I want to be consistent and commit to ME. It just makes sense to live a happy, healthy, and kind life; to give myself the same amount (and more) of love, care, and capacities I always try to give those who matter; and to not take my life for granted because there’s SO MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR despite all the hell I’ve been through and things I find myself complaining about. I’ve learned to accept myself in the best way possible, to be kinder and more gentle with myself, focus on what’s important and to NEVER give up on Me! So here’s me after 10months going plant-based+mediation+active fun! Can’t wait for more!