Excuse me for a moment while I set the mood. Play the song and read the blog post:
I haven’t been true to myself. I think I’ve been playing. I’ve been trying a little to hard to be someone that I am not. At the root of it all, I am still the same person but with some better attributes. I think I lost myself. Lately, I’ve found myself unhappy, stressed, confused, indecisive, scattered, negative and unfocused. I don’t really feel like I’ve been myself this year at all. I’ve been floundering; I’ve been hiding.
It’s time to put an end to this madness.
I am always here telling people to focus on the positive, to make changes because there is no change without change, search for the truth and be an avid protector of their happiness. And the truth is: I haven’t been doing that myself. In fact, I wrote all those great things to remind myself. If I tell you to be true to yourself, I also need to be true to myself. I don’t think I have.
Train. Believe. Achieve.
That is what I tell myself. Train myself to see the positive and work through obstacles. Believe that whatever I want to accomplish in life with preparation. Achieve my goals through hard work and dedication.
Today is a new day. I need to be true to myself and do what is right. The other day I looked at all my social profiles and there was nothing about my love for traveling, being outdoors, running. It was strictly healthy living and fitness. It was vague, it was a version of myself…it just wasn’t mean. For example, how long does it take you to find the travel category on my site. I buried it a few months back. That is probably when the trouble really started.
That means there will be some changes to the blog. Yes, We Beat Fat and weight loss is what started this site, but it’s not the reason why it’s still here. It’s here because I’m a combination of a lot of things. I thought about changing name but I don’t think that would do any good. We Beat Fat is the name. Willie and I lost the weight, there are parts of our story that intertwine, but there are also parts of the story that are just mine.
I don’t want to be pigeonholed. I am much more than that. I will talk about weight loss and I will gladly share any knowledge I have about weight loss and healthy living but I also don’t want to be afraid to talk about my adventures, my pictures, my runs and my tips, my tricks, my favorites and just my life. You know, the life that has come to me after beating fat. I will still be here to motivate you to be the best version of yourself because it’s a mind, body and soul thing. It’s not just physical changes.
There is so much more to me than just weight loss and I do feel pressured to only talk about weight loss, working out and healthy eating. We beat fat through a balance of life and I continue the journey every day. We Beat Fat has opened up many doors and opportunities for me and none of them would be possible with all of you reading the blog.
Be true to yourself. If you’re not being true to yourself, then who are you being truthful with? That’s just something to think about. I am interested to learn more about my readers.
What is something totally normal about yourself that you love?