Let me begin with stating the obvious: I am far from perfect. I am not a certified counselor, nor am I a personal trainer. But I am a self-educator, a mama of four with a passion for health and fitness. I’m a divorcee remarried to the man of my dreams. And above all, I’m a woman that rejects complacency.
I don’t believe in settling for who I am today. I know I can always improve and achieve more. And I know that situations in life can be heartbreakingly difficult to change.
I’ve struggled with feeling badly about my body and battling weight loss. I know what it’s like to lose everything that is normal and familiar to me. And I know what it’s like to feel like life will never get better.
Sometimes we make choices that leave us feeling trapped by circumstance. We mindlessly repeat the slogan of this generation: “It is what it is.” We settle for the path we’re on and blindly accept our condition as an absolute.
The problem with “it is what it is” is that it just isn’t.
“It” is what you want it to be. Your life is what you make it. There are always forks in the road, doors to be opened, and changes you can make. Who you are today does not have to be a reflection of choices you’ve made in the past. Today, this moment, it is your choice to make “it” whatever you want it to be — physically, relationally, and spiritually.
Refuse to be complacent. Crush your excuses. Own. Your. Journey.