You know those times where you say one thing but then you do another thing? The times where you're human and make mistakes even after you've claimed to have found the true way of doing things? Those times where you know very deeply... that you messed up.
Well, I just want to let you know you're not alone. And you're not perfect - no one is. Just because you get good at something doesn't mean you won't mess up from time to time - or maybe even a lot.
Let me tell you something about my health journey - it's far from flawless. I'm going to come clean to you right now -
... This is going to be interesting...
I love donuts. I.love. donuts. Ok? When I get tempted enough to eat
So what does this mean? Am I a failure?
The old me would say yes. I'm challenging myself today to say no. I'm not a failure. I'm a human being, made by my Creator. I am beautifully and wonderfully made. I wasn't made to fail. I was made to succeed.
Will I eat another donut? Honestly, I don't know. I'm at a point in my health journey where I know so much, but my will is not always very strong. I'm opening up today because I realized that people don't need to hear another person telling everyone else how they eat and how they succeeded and how their lifestyle will fit anyone else's. That is great for some people, it is. Some of us need that - I did. But someone like me would also like to hear from a person who is struggling too, who is finding her way. Someone like me who dreams of a community of people who look out for each other and who have every intention of treating their body right, but are struggling to for various reasons. Someone who would completely understand when someone told them "being healthy is HARD!". Because you know what? It is.
Friends, we are human. We will mess up. But we must remind ourselves that our intentions are good - we want to treat our bodies right. We want to give them the very best. Let's not give up, and let's not think we're failing. For once, let's treat our bad mistakes with kindness instead of punishment. The consequences already happen to our bodies - we don't need our minds to turn against us too. We need to believe in ourselves more - these beautiful bodies our Creator gave us. Our bodies are capable of so much more than we realize.
"I am not a failure."
Have a beautiful week, everyone. :)