I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve literally fallen into a heap on my journey to wellness and finding my true health. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such mental mess as I have over the last few years. One day feeling great and proud of myself for my food choices and the very next day feeling pretty rubbish despite the fact that I still made good choices. I’d stumble upon some great information, take it on-board and implement it being hopeful it would work only to be left feeling deflated because I’d given up too early or I hadn’t seen results. Gosh….talk about one big emotional roller coaster.
I can recall countless times saying to my husband or close friends “I’m such a mess!”
Even recently I said those words again on a down day and my husband finally turned around and with all grace said “Babe…you’re not a mess, you’re a work in progress”
Wow…talk about stop me in my negative traps. Those words literally slapped me in the face and for the first time ever I realised, you know what, he’s right, it’s never going to be perfect, I’m never going to be at 100% all day every day, life changes, circumstances change, your body changes, environments change….you are forever dealing with a changing world.
If I look back on the last 3 years of healing my body, it’s been a mix of wins and losses, of failures and successes. It has been far from smooth sailing but if I compare the woman I am today to the woman I was 3 years ago…WOW…what a difference! That in itself should speak louder.
When I began to see healing come through eating real whole food I became passionate about sharing my journey to help others. I started my website initially in early 2014 but over time I just couldn’t keep going with it. The voices in my head kept telling me “who’s going to listen to you?”, “You’re not qualified”, “how can you help anyone when you can’t even help yourself”. I was in constant turmoil to the point that I literally had a melt down and pulled away from anything to do with the website. Heck I even closed down my facebook account for 6 months….now that’s drastic!!
But what I learnt during that time and more importantly since I’ve chosen to take steps again to pursue my passions is that I’m never going to have it all together. I’m never going to be perfect and I’m never going to be good enough to someone out there. I’m also never going to have all the answers all the time. Sometimes I’m just going to have to take a breather and realise that I’m a work in progress.
You see what has made me a work in progress instead of just a mess is the fact that regardless of what life throws at me I’ve finally resolved to get back up and try again, to keep going, to keep pushing through the pain and emotional roller coasters, to hold onto hope that I am here for a reason and that the things I go through are my training ground.
So I just wanted to encourage you all…wherever you are at in your journey in life; whether you want to become a healthier version of you, whether you want to build a business or pursue a passion, don’t let the obstacles in your mind and world hold you down. Keep getting up, keep moving, keep trying new things, keep taking risks, keep dreaming and keep holding on because you too, like me…are a work in progress and do you know what….life will be a whole lot easier if you learn to accept that and enjoy the ride.