I opened up my Facebook feed today to find that my incredibly awesome, supportive and wonderful friends are sharing and posting a piece of my journey and evidence of how far I’ve come.
In 2012, after taking part in the Times Colonist Health Challenge for the 2nd time, I was interviewed because someone had caught wind of my story around weight loss and what my turning point was. (I am inserting the article link at the end of this post)
I sit here now re-reading that article and looking at the picture and it serves as a reminder to me that anything is possible. When this story was written I knew I was not done. I felt that I had much further to go and much more to accomplish. I never, in a million years. imagined where that feeling would take me.
At this very moment, I am getting the same feeling again. The only difference is I know where I’m going. I know that whatever I set my mind to, I will do. I may not be the best or the fastest at whatever it is but I will be the most dedicated, motivated and determined me.
One woman, after reading the article tonight, commented that she was glad that I had tried a few times and failed. Knowing this gave her hope that she could start again and be successful. I told her that I had no doubt that she could and I’m sending the same message to all of you.
The thing is I didn’t just try a few times. I spent 20 years of my life trying, falling and becoming frustrated. When I had a nutritionist in Calgary telling me if I didn’t lose weight I would die and likely die soon it STILL didn’t stop my train of destruction. I wasn’t ready and wouldn’t be for another 4 years after that.
When I was ready it was like I was on auto pilot. Nothing could stop me and nothing could bring me down. I knew what was needed and instead of looking at how far I had to go, I started looking at the distance I had come.
As I go into 2015 with some very personally challenging goals, my drive and ambition are somehow re-fueled by revisiting this story. My story. Thank you to my friends who put this up tonight. Your timing couldn’t be better.
I hope wherever you are and whatever you’re doing that you know that your “anything” is possible too.