Who am I?

September 25, 2012 | By Kendra | Filed in: Inspiration.

I used to struggle so much with losing weight and being healthy. I would say, “I just like to eat and I hate to exercise. This is who I am.” Every time I would try to lose weight, I failed. I failed because every moment of healthy eating and exercise was drudgery. I thought I was forcing myself to be someone I wasn’t. When you are trying to force yourself into a box you don’t feel like you fit in, you will either be miserable, or you’ll never be able to keep it up. This is why I always set myself up for failure.

Back in January, when I started this journey, God opened my eyes. Little by little, as I just put my head down and did the work, it wasn’t drudgery any more. It became something I enjoyed doing. I like finding healthy things to eat that taste good. I like working out. I like talking about health and fitness. Months into this process, I have realized THIS is the person I always was deep down. For the first time since I was a kid, I look in the mirror and like who I see….not just on the outside, but on the inside too. I don’t even recognize that lazy, unhealthy girl. The girl I am now is who I was always meant to be, and she’s not going anywhere.

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4 comments on “Who am I?

  1. ken says:

    I am so proud of you…..

  2. Nicole says:

    I love this. What I think of most of all when I watch your journey is that God tells us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices. You are doing just that! And unsurprisingly, you’re reaping the rewards of that because you are living as God intended. What a concept! 😉 I’m really proud of you, and you inspire me so much.

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