I know some of you might read this and say, “It’s easier said than done,” and as someone who has tried to tell myself this over and over again – I get it.
However, today those words have never sounded so sweet to me! I have hit the "100 pounds lost" mark on Wednesday of this week, and I can truly say it’s because for the first time in my life, I never gave up!
I grew up in a house where quitting was never an option and feeling like a failure just meant you were that much closer to success. My parents were great examples of this and to this day they still are. If you want something, you have to fight hard enough for it, and it’s something that I am instilling in my children.
I can honestly say that I have failed miserably so many times with my weight loss journeys over the years. I would quit and then come back, quit and come back, quit and come back. It just became this vicious cycle. Now I could kick myself for not sticking to it and never giving up. I have never felt this great in all of my life. I wasted so much time blaming other people, wasting money on the newest fad diet, and just trying to find an excuse as to why a French fry was calling my name. Sad I know, but this is the way that I lived for more than half of my life!
Today, I am finding myself. I don’t know who this “new” Brooke is, but I love every minute of her. I love her confidence, the compliments, my fitness ability, the fact that I am not tired, the way a pair of 7 jeans fit (insert HUGE smile here,) or the fact that I pick up one size and the pants are too big and I have to go and get a smaller size.
If you take one thing away from this blog it is: never give up! I don’t care if you have failed today or yesterday or the day before; don’t waste your life on excuses or trying to find a quick fix to weight loss. The only quick fix there is… is YOU!
I am here for you if you need to talk you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.