So I joined a weight loss academy last year. I was pumped to change my body and get in shape. I knew I was ready for a change and was set to KILL IT! Honestly, I did better than I ever had at getting to the gym, putting me as a priority and then life happened. Things out of my control turned me upside and down I wanted to control them. I tried to make it my fault and spiraled into a deep depression. All while trying to let everyone know, “I’m fine, nothing wrong here!” The problem is without, my face, my body language ALWAYS gives me away. I am not someone who can hide my emotions real well. I was born with a transparent face. What you see is what you get and that can be a hot mess. Anyways, I got side tracked. (WARNING: THIS HAPPENS OFTEN) I let life control me instead of me controlling myself. This

included my thoughts and actions, which made me fail at my weigh loss goals. I don’t think when you fail that you actually fail and should beat yourself up. I just feel that as much as I really thought I wanted to change I didn’t because I didn’t put in the time and effort. So here I am a year later, at the same weight and starting over with more knowledge I did a year ago. I know I’m not going to be perfect at this and I am not even going to beat myself up for it, but I am going to take more action. Be aware of what I put in my body, make better choices and remember the only control I have is over me. If I always give to others instead of giving to myself I will never make my goals and as a MOM it is OKAY to be selfish and try to improve yourself. Your kids, family and friends are watching. Don’t be ashamed to start over, put in the time and work because they will see that and realize it’s okay to fall short and pick yourself up and get going again. Every failure is really just another opportunity to better than the day before. So if you are discouraged that you failed, Don’t be, but YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION and no one can do that for you but you.