When I look back on where I was during the last fitness competition in 2013 and how I ended up; I am no longer in the same place physically. In fact since that time I have lost all the progress I fought so hard to accomplish during those 12 weeks. Shortly after the event I became ill on several different occasions. Each time I thought the ordeal was over and I could move on, I got hit again with another setback. At first when I started to think about all that happened, I became disappointed. A negative inner monologue about how and why developed. It was almost as if I was being scolded by an angry lover. A dark cloud rose over me as these thoughts continued.
After a moment or two of these assertions I said, “Hey! Wait a minute!” “I may fall down, I but I always pull myself back up! “I have setbacks, but I always start over.” It’s not how many times we get hit by life or how hard; it’s about standing tall again and not letting anything keep you down in the mud. The Sun then appeared and swept away the dark inner monologue.
No matter how many disappointments, failures or setbacks; I will do something about it.