Fitness Evolution Journal Entry 5
This quote comes from one of the most lovable and charming characters in the history of cartoon animation: Winnie the Pooh. He simply oozes adorableness and positivity. Not an inspirational athlete, yet reading this quote invigorates the hero in me.
Growing up, I was never an athlete. I didn’t like sports or competitions like relay races and such. I was a child of the 70’s and 80’s- I ate sugary cereal for breakfast and had an entire cubbie of nothing but snacks and junk foods within my reach at all times. That’s just how it was. It was normal at the time.
When I went to college, I wasn’t very responsible. I had no supervision and developed some pretty bad binge-eating habits. After college those habits were almost impossible to conquer. I was diagnosed with chronic depression at 25. I tried one round of prozac and flipped my shit one day in therapy because I was told that my boyfriend wasn’t the answer to all my problems and nose-dived into a depressive darkness I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Ever.
Yet…here I am today, compelled to share my story with you. I want you to know that life’s not always been perfect, I haven’t always been happy, and I’m okay with that. I wouldn’t change it (even though I’m cringing as I type this!), because I came out on the other side as the ‘me’ you see now.
And if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT. So this quote is meant for you. You are Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Seem, & Smarter than you Think.
Feels kinda good, eh?