Wednesday 9th July – Reflecting (Post 160)

Hello lovely readers. I hope you are all well and the sun is shining wherever you are.

So, I’ve been writing this blog for just over a year and I can’t honestly believe the amount of changes I’ve been through in that time, what I’ve achieved, the setbacks, and the support I’ve received. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions, all detailed on here for the world (or a small part of it at least) to read.

This time last year I paid my first visit to the gym to meet Chris:

It’s so weird re-reading this now. I can still remember my absolute fear as I walked in to the gym, but the minute I met Mr Motivator (Chris) I felt better. He was so positive and energetic about working with me that it kind of rubbed off on me and I haven’t really looked back since. It still took a good 4-5 weeks for me to even want to go in to the gym and train, but once the sessions started, even though they were incredibly tough, I really started to enjoy it.

I think it’s fair to say there have been a lot of ups and downs since last July, but maybe that’s part of this whole experience. Maybe the hard times are needed to show you that you can get through them, and (hopefully) come out stronger on the other side. I’d like to think that’s true.

I would never willingly say nice things about myself as it makes me feel so uneasy, but I do think I should feel proud of what I have achieved so far. Yes, it’s been slow progress, but it’s still progress.

So, although I am an extremely impatient person, I am learning that it’s OK to not meet all your goals straight away. That’s still not easy to write, but I have to be realistic. Life can sometimes get in the way and throw you off course, but as long as you keep the end goal in sight, you can get back on track. I am excited to see where I will be this time next year. Hopefully a lot closer to my targets, but most importantly healthy and happy. If I can achieve those then I think I’ll be doing pretty well.


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