The hardest part about running for anyone who isn't already a runner is getting started. There's no question, those first weeks are torture. I don't know how any of us managed to get over the getting started mountain. Personally, I didn't have a choice. I was drowning and I needed a way to run from problems.
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One of the reasons I wanted to share my story is because when I was trying to find the courage to admit that I wanted to get healthy again, I rarely found anything I could relate to. I saw success stories online that didn't inspire and motivate me, they made losing weight and getting back to what I thought was "normal" seem intimidating and impossible. We live in a very weird society where perfection is ideal. Perfection is a lie. Look we all know that life is messy and extremely difficult! There are no right or wrong answers and almost everything lives in a grey area. Just because one thing worked for someone else doesn't mean it's going to work for you. To anyone going through something similar to what I'm going through, use the stories you see online or in the media only as resources and remember that you're on your own journey. Throw that time frame out the window.
It doesn't matter how badly you want something, it's about how hard you're willing to work for it.
Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.