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Be Thankful For THIS Moment; This Moment Is YOUR Life!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello Lovelies :D

Since starting this journey last September, I often find myself reflecting on how wonderfully, how fabulously & how richly I have been blessed in this life! This afternoon, as I was doing my strength training & watching last night's episode of Parenthood, I was reminded yet again of this! If you don't watch Parenthood, be warned that it is defiantly a tear inflicting weekly ordeal that is beautifully & at times tragically written! It does a great job of showing that life isn't always roses & butterflies but instead of depicting what real life is - - messy, sticky & at times just plain hard! Watching it always humbles me & makes me reflect of how I've found so much of my strength through the struggles that brought me here. I hope you enjoy my reflection of just that!

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If someone asked me to describe myself in ONE word, I'd proudly say that I AM a FIGHTER!

I've showed myself time & time again that NOTHING can hold me back or bring me down!

I've showed myself that I AM the only person who can fix me or break me or make me feel whole!

I've showed myself that I AM the only person who can build me up or tear me down or make me feel unworthy of WHAT I want!

I've showed myself that I AM the only person who can say this is NOT how this story will end, the only person holding the pen to this book & the only person who can create a promising, beautiful & better ending!

I've showed myself that I AM strong beyond measure, that I CAN overcome any obstacle & that I am capable of doing ANYTHING & everything I dream of!

I started this fight of my life after spending a year NOT feeling like myself!

I started this fight after spending a year feeling OFF, feeling SICK.

I started this fight after spending a year of being poked & prodded & tested with NO answers.

I started this fight after ALMOST having a stroke, after being tested for Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroid Disease & more at the age of 25!

& I started this fight FEARING that if I didn't CHANGE that I wouldn't be there to see my son grow up or that if I was that I'd spend it on the sidelines, just watching from a distance instead of getting to be that hands on, all up in the action, healthy, fit mom I'd always dreamed of being!

I joined this site promising myself that I WOULD do anything & everything in my power to BECOME the healthiest, fittest & happiest version of myself because I REFUSED to let a life of disease & sickness become my future!

I joined this site promising myself that I WOULD be a role model for my son, for my family & for anyone I encountered on my journey!

I joined this site vowing that I would give my ALL each & everyday, that I would NEVER look back & WONDER if I could of done MORE, that I would NEVER let anything or anyone BUT me DEFINE who I AM & what I AM capable of doing!

I joined this site THRISTY for CHANGE & DETERMINED to IMPROVE myself in EVERY area of MY life.

I joined this site KNOWING that it would be the HARDEST & most REWARDING battle I'd EVER take on & I WELCOMED it with OPEN arms!

& I stand HERE, in THIS VERY MOMENT, proud to say that I am doing EVERYTHING I promised myself I'd do because I am STRONG, because I will NOT let FEAR rule MY days, because I will NOT let WORRY consume MY nights, because I will NOT be a PRISONER of my body, because ONLY I can choose to live BETTER, to live HEALTHIER & to BE the BEST version of ME!

I AM a FIGHTER because I have known HARDSHIP & I've spit in it's FACE!

I AM a FIGHTER because I've looked FEAR in the eye & told it to go to HELL!

& I AM a FIGHTER because I had so many EXCUSES I could of turned to,

So many EXCUSES I could of used as a CRUTCH to JUSTIFY the way things WERE

But instead, I CHOSE to use those circumstances to FUEL the very FIRE that has MADE me into this STRONG, UNDEFEATABLE & CAPABLE woman WHO has RISEN out of ASHES & CREATED a MASTERPIECE out of what once TRIED to DESTROY her.

I AM a FIGHTER.

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I hope this blog finds you all well, striving & moving confidently in the direction of your own dreams, of your own ambitions & of your own goals knowing in your heart that no mountain is too high, no river is too broad & that NOTHING is ever unattainable or out of reach! You've come this far, don't stop, don't lose hope & never doubt the strength you enable to achieve greatness fore YOU are GREATNESS! Afterall, Friend - - - YOU too ARE a FIGHTER!!!

Stay Positive, Change IS Coming,

Jes



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