The winner isn't the one who gets knocked down the least, but the one who will always pick themselves back up.
Speaking of winning, that's what I've decided to do. I've decided that I need to get back up and start taking better care of myself, and I'm going to focus more on what I gain than what I lose.
My mom used to go to these weight loss support groups called "Winners with Joy." I love that concept. I hate that taking control over and learning to love your own body is always referred to in terms of LOSS. It's usually about cutting out calories or certain foods (usually just the tasty ones haha) and about losing inches and losing mass. There is even a TV show called "The Biggest Loser." But I feel like in the game of "weight loss" you gain a lot more than you lose, especially if you're doing it the right way. Here are some of the key gains that I have experienced:
-A healthier body
-Healthier body image
-Ability to cope with stress
If you look carefully at the list, you gain many of these benefits before you ever lose a single ounce. From the beginning you can be a winner, and winners don't need to measure progress in pounds and inches.
That said, I am done with setbacks and excuses. I am ready to be a winner again!