Be Unbreakable

June 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

There’s a song out right now that I really like

It totally applies to so many things in life

And in my case, it does apply to the weight loss journey

Losing weight is about so much more than what you eat

How you work out

It’s about breaking down barriers

It’s about fighting temptations

It’s even about creating boundaries from the things

That threaten to pull you down

And yes–even some people who may be pulling you down

There are voices in our head that replay over and over again

They tell us what we can and can’t do

Some of those voices came from our past

People who may have put us in a box

Labeled us

And said…you’ll never make it

You will never change

You’ll never accomplish that goal

But some of those voices belong to US

We are the ones saying it

Telling ourselves that hill is too high

The pain is too great

The draw of the food is overwhelming

There are days you will get up, put on  your tennis shoes, and walk

There are days you will feel invincible

But then there are those times

Where you lay in the bed and stare at the wall

And you feel like lead

Like you can’t move

You can’t breathe

And that nothing will ever change

We have to learn to trust the process

To take the good and the bad days as all part of the journey

There is no “quit”

There is no “end”

It’s just a path we take with twists and turns

Some days you won’t accomplish a thing

Some days you’ll fly

So trust the process

Know that is what it’s about

It’s about tripping and getting back up

It’s about falling and learning to accept it

Then try again tomorrow

The way you become unbreakable in this journey

Is not to never fail

Because you will

You’ll eat the donut

You’ll eat the bag of chips

And you’ll feel regret

But being unbreakable is about getting up tomorrow

And trying again

Trusting that if you are willing to do that

You will keep moving forward

You took a detour today

But tomorrow you’ll get back on track

So what if it takes a little longer

So what if now you gained 4 pounds so you have to lose them

ALL OVER AGAIN

I’ve done that a thousand times

2 steps forward

3 steps back

A detour

A trip-up

An entire box of tacos

Is NOT what breaks you

What breaks you is YOU

Deciding that a detour is the end

It’s not

So it takes you a little longer to get there?

WHO CARES

What matters is that you keep going

Because as long as you know how to keep giving yourself

Second, third, fourth chances

Then you’re unbreakable

Being unbreakable is about shattering into a thousand pieces

And then sweeping them up and starting again

That’s what it’s been about for me

Trust the process

Trust that tomorrow is a new day

And then just…keep….going

 

Here are the lyrics

“Unbreakable”

Where are the people that accused me?
The ones who beat me down and bruised me
They hide just out of sight
Can’t face me in the light
They’ll return but I’ll be stronger[Chorus:]
God, I want to dream again
Take me where I’ve never been
I want to go there
This time I’m not scared
Now I am unbreakable, it’s unmistakable
No one can touch me
Nothing can stop meSometimes it’s hard to just keep going
But faith is moving without knowing
Can I trust what I can’t see?
To reach my destiny
I want to take control but I know better[Chorus]

Forget the fear it’s just a crutch
That tries to hold you back
And turn your dreams to dust
All you need to do is just trust

[Chorus x2]

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Linda June 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

You are so incredible Holly! Thank you!!
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Jane June 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Holly, you always speak what I feel. There are times when I feel so alone in my journey and you write something that lets me know there is another person who feels and thinks like me. I love what you said about there is no “quit” there is no “end”. Here is to embracing the journey!

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Hector June 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

Hats off to the efforts you’ve putted in to lose such amount of weight!! Weighing 417 pounds is tough but you’ve overcome toughness quite easily by losing weight significantly. Thanks.
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sunnydayz June 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Thank you for posting this. Three years ago I lost 63 pounds and have gained it all back and now I’m at it again. I keep telling myself that at least I never give up. At least I’m still at it and I’m doing it. Again.
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