i hit rock bottom after giving birth to my second child. that was such a pivotal point in my journey. my brother was getting married four weeks after i gave birth. i had nothing to wear and remember sitting in the fitting room crying my eyes out because i didn't know who this person was or whose body i was staring at in those large mirrors under horrible lighting. the next day i made an appointment with my nutrionist, the same one i had seen 7 years prior. here i learned how good i can feel if i fuel my body properly. i always walked around bloated and uncomfortable but ignored the feeling, i didn't want to be bothered by it all. through blood work and different testings, my nutrionist concluded i was gluten sensitive and lactose intolerant. she removed all gluten, sugars, egg, diary and made sure i added exercise to my daily routine. i turned my life around, gained control, stopped feeling bloated and uncomfortable and captured a little bit of confidence again. i've added eggs back into my life and am not as strict as i had to be back then but try to stick to eating to fuel my body rather then abuse my body.
i remember talking to a someone about swimming in the ocean and my fear of it. i will never forget the simple words they said next, "get over it". for some reason that rang so true and right to me. just get over your fears and do it. what's the worst that can happen? you fail? and? so, what? don't we need to fail to learn how to do it right? if we try won't we feel alive? i am still working on this. i still need to get in the ocean more often and try a little harder at things that frighten me but i always have those words whispering in my head and i try to get over it and go for it. so i will leave you with that for now;
do you have a saying that you stick by to help you through challenges? please share!