I Know I Have to Start Somewhere… and Sometime… Why Not Now?

Here I am again venturing into new territories! With that I’m thanking God for the confidence to step out and push past my comfort zone, to not only be vulnerable but to also (and hopefully) encourage people out there with this journey that I am on.

So there I was, January 21, 2020 when I made the final decision to take my health seriously – to stop trying to fool myself into thinking that what I was doing was enough. Because frankly, I knew it wasn’t, and sometimes the hardest thing to do is to admit when you’ve failed. But failure doesn’t have to last forever, and it’s not the final stage! So here I am with a brand new mindset, along with faith, and the determination to succeed.

Here. We. Go!

The Road Won’t Be Easy

Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

Like the photo says “difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations”, and I keep reminding myself, that the road I’m on is one of a marathon and not a sprint. I knew from the beginning, that I had to make the commitment to myself that I was in it for the long haul. I also knew, and had to accept beforehand that I was going to have struggles and challenges, and that’s okay, it was all going to be part of the process.

This entire process includes:

  • Blogging (and even some vlogging) about my health journey – I’m committed to being honest about what I’m going through; and
  • New things that I’m trying out – workouts, recipes, apps/books, etc.

I’m Ready to Put In The Work

In all the things that I’ve accomplished so far in life, there’s one common theme in all of those things – hard work. For example, when I decided to finish school, while working full time and doing ministry, I knew it was going to take a lot of hard work. And let me tell you, hard work it took! But that’s one of the accomplishments that I cherish the most because I can look back and say “I did it, and stuck it out to the very end.”

Photo by Aman Upadhyay on Unsplash

You’ll also notice that I haven’t shared a specific number or goal in mind. I did that intentionally because as I said before, this is a marathon not a sprint, and I don’t want to be so driven towards a specific goal that when I accomplish it, I don’t have anything to work towards and then I’m asking myself, “now what?”

Another reason that I decided to blog about this, is that I want to hold myself accountable.

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17 (NKJV)

I still have my husband and close friends who do that on a day-to-day basis, but there’s so much that I can, and want to learn from sharing what I’m doing with other people.

So with all that being said, welcome to my journey! If you’re on a similar journey I’d love to hear from you, no matter what stage you’re at. Stay tuned for more updates!

Author: Athaleyah

Writing is my creative outlet and music serves as the soundtrack to my life. I try to live my best life everyday, I'm only able to do it by the grace of God

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