This is my personal story how I begin my journey with Health & Fitness. To be blunt, I never felt appealing to any woman nor felt worthy of treasured. Accepting my body was one of my issue. I was skinny most of my life. I was worried-free when it came to anything my body consumed. I was active with sports and running. It wasn’t until the summer after my junior year in High school that my body started to drastically change. I gained a good good amount of weight by the following year. Thankfully, the military kept me in a good spot. Where I finally realized, I need to change and discipline myself. If I continue to keep this up, I’ll eventually lose myself. Therefore, I started hitting the gym in 2014.
Losing fat, losing weight while maintaining your muscle is another realm of its own. It’s simple to manipulate 5-10 lbs. But when you are dealing with almost 40 lbs, Yeah. The first few months was some of the hardest time. I countlessly failed at my diet. Over and over. Then, I actually got comfortable. I would only drop weight to see myself gain it by the next week. It was a rollercoaster. Finally I had enough. Trying to do it all by myself and proving myself nobody. I surrendered it all to God. In the end, God finally broke it down and simply translate it to one thing. “What exactly is it that you want to do with your flesh?” You bet I sat on it.. Has it been to please other people? Has it been to feel manly? Has it been for the social media trend? Has it been to feel strong? Has it been to feel of worth? To be honest, I don’t know. But what I do know afterward is that this isn’t where I want to call it quits. Ignited with a new passion, I started my journey back to zero.
If you could take anything from my message this will be it. Your body is so uniquely and beautifully special of its own. Love it and embrace it for yourself alone. It took me extensive time to love the body God has distinctively gifted me. Keep fighting the good fight, everyone. Finish the raced. Lastly of encouragement, stay consistent with your workouts and diet. That is simply it.