I am so thrilled that y’all are here for the big grand launch of this blog. Yes, i have writing here for a couple of months. Mostly I have been writing posts and getting some things ready so that when I did make the big announcement I would be ready. You wouldn’t head over and just one or two posts. This is a blog that I am so proud of for so many different reasons. The biggest being that it is open and honest about the struggles I have with the three biggest influences in my life; God, Fitness and my own Mental Illness.
It has not always been easy to be open about my mental illness. I have struggled with it for a while. Struggled for years before I knew I even had one. My hope is that by sharing my personal struggles someone out there may feel less alone. Maybe someone is struggling the same way I do and have. Maybe they need someone to say its okay that you have this. To take some of the stigma away. To feel a little less crazy. To feel a little less unworthy because their relationship with God isn’t what everyone else’s seems to be. A little less like a failure because they can’t seem to lose weight or stick to any sort of dieting plan.
Life is hard in the best of times. We seem to make it harder for ourselves by attempting to live up to standards set by other people. Standards that are sometimes so high we are destined to fail. It has taken me years to come to terms with the fact that I am not someone else. I don’t have all the answers and I am going to fail. Sometimes daily but I will always pick myself up and start again.
If it means I start again every single day for the rest of my life I will. While some may see that as a failure I see it as someone who won’t give up. I know that my life can be more, I can be more. Thomas Edison has several quotes that inspire me when it comes to starting over and trying again.
“I haven’t failed — I’ve just found 10,000 that won’t work.”Thomas Edison on inventing the light bulb
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”Thomas Edison
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.”Thomas Edison
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”Thomas Edison
That last one my day use to tell us all the time. His went more along the lines of “You haven’t exhausted all possibilities until you have.” It took me a long to figure out what that meant. There is always another possibility. Even when there doesn’t seem to be. I could easily say I have tried all of the diets out there and they haven’t work but the truth is all I have discovered is a bunch of diets that don’t work for me. There is one that will. Never stop taking a chance, putting one foot in front of the other and trying again. Who knows today could be the day you succeed in whatever you are struggling to accomplish.
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