Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You can



I just love this girl. She always has so many cool things to say. Things that stood out from this weeks post are:

Do not tell me you cannot do this. Because I will give you a hundred reasons why you CAN.

Do not tell me that you are a failure because haven’t lost any pounds this week/month/quarter/whatever. Because I will point out all of the areas you have succeeded and moved forward in.

Do not tell me you have no one to support you on this journey. Because I can give you a list of at least 30 individuals that will send you an email or call you on the phone NOW to help you – and with nothing in return. (They are just cool like that.)

Do not tell me you were meant to be fat and unhappy. Because I will tell you the truth whether you like it or not – and that truth is that no one is MEANT to be fat OR unhappy.

Do not tell me that you cannot go to the gym because you cannot afford it. Because there is ALWAYS a way to afford the gym or the Y or workout at home if you cut from your budget and want it bad enough.

Do not tell me you cannot do this because it is too hard. Because I will tell you living as a prisoner in your own body is much harder than living a healthy life.

Love her.

3 comments:

Helena on October 13, 2010 at 12:26 PM said...

Whoa, those are really inspiring. I'm gonna check her out

Chantel on October 13, 2010 at 8:36 PM said...

This is awesome. I've enjoyed reading her blog since you introduced her to us, she is great.

Thanks for posting this Annie. You rock!

Amber on October 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

That was super motivational! Awesome find :)

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Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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