“When your body doesn’t want to, push through. When your mind tells you, you can’t anymore, do one more. For I have learned that the body will never go beyond what’s comfortable. Do it anyway. To reach your goals, you must first conquer the limitations your mind tries to set on you. I did.”🌹-Stephanie
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There will be moments when all you want to do is quit, but it’s in that exact moment, one more “push” is all you need to break through, or reach that point you’ve been working hard to reach.
This photo speaks volumes and is a great example of what I just wrote.
It goes for any aspect of life, in my case it has been in my weight loss journey. For almost two months I have been working hard to be more healthy and lose weight. For so many years I have struggled with my weight. My health was starting to get to the point where all I wanted to do was stay in bed because I never had energy and my head always seemed to hurt. I was at the heaviest I have ever been. I was getting depressed because I didn’t know what to do. I hated working out, I never “felt” good enough to get up and move.
In March, I finally had enough and was determined for change. I wanted to take my health back. I honestly prayed, I cried out to God for help. I recognized I couldn’t make that change alone. I found a program called Fit Girls Guide. I had been following them on Instagram for awhile before gaining the courage to finally join.
I am on my second round: Fitkini Body Challenge. I have already lost a total of 10lbs, in less than two months. From a size XL I am down to size L. I am in better shape now, than I was around this time last year. Something I could not have been able to do on my own.
My own life inspired the quote above. I’ve felt like giving up so many times, but I learned to push through what I felt and the thoughts running through my mind that tried to discourage me, and because of that I am a new person. A person who now loves her body, who pushes through to reach her goals. I am now stronger and more confident. More determined than ever.
God desires to help us in every aspect of our lives. Nothing is insignificant for Him and nothing is too small that He will not help you, if it is going to be a blessing to your life. All you have to do is ask. He will answer. -…Heart Of Grace
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.-Romans 5:3-6