There will always be adversity in life. Sometimes we find ourselves in moments where we struggle. However, sometimes these struggles last days, weeks, months, and for some, they even last years. At times, these struggles are out of our control. All we can do is seek out the solution(s) to the best of our abilities. Nonetheless, many times these struggles are self-inflicted whether we care to admit it or not. Regardless if we the creators of the issues that we face, the fact of the matter is that we need to find a solution.

One main struggle we all share is our weight. People around us can tell us that we need to go or down in weight but at the end of the day, you and only you determine what weight you want to be at. Some of us are too heavy because we had too many “treat yo self” days and skipped the gym for months and became a regular at your favorite cheat day spot. That is ok. The sooner that you accept the fact that you cannot change the past is the moment you take a giant leap forward. The moment you realize that you can change the future is everything. Do not underestimate yourself. You can do any and all things you put your mind, body, and heart into.

As stated before, sometimes life gives you the short end and you must play with the hand you are dealt. Just be thankful that you were given a hand at all. Never sell yourself short. There are people all over the world who wish that they were in your position. Someone always has it worse. There will always be people around you draw support from. At Fitness 19, strangers become family. Before you know it, you will be chatting it up with a stranger on the bike next to you and eventually you will be working out together every day.

When you wake up. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Instead of grabbing your phone, sit up in bed and stretch. Think about the things you accomplished yesterday and how achieving those things make you feel. Now, what are your goals for today? How will you accomplish them? Remember to breath. All the strength you need is within and you can always pull more positive energy from the core group of supporters that you have surrounded yourself with. You are rested, you are at ease, and you have a plan to attack the day. One last deep breath. Open your eyes. Open them to a new and brighter future that you have not only envisioned but one that you are going to create through your hard work, creativity, and consistent positive spirit. Today is yours.