We are very lucky to live in a land that is so full of choices. We choose who want we want to marry, how many children we may have, what our careers will be, where we will live and the list goes on. Being able to make choices is a right given to us.
Too many times, however, we choose wrongly or not at all. When I was growing up, I had a few events happen in my life that helped me make unconscious decisions that were very poor for me. I turned to food to ease the pain, guilt and shame. From the time I was in 8th grade to my sophomore year in college, I battled weight. I played sports and enjoyed a full childhood, but I was overweight. When I graduated high school I reached my max weight of 180 lbs. I continued to make the choice to feed my pain instead of feeding my soul.
I changed my choices in college and began running and eating correctly. I dropped 50 lbs and kept it off for many years until I had my third child. Again, I let circumstances dictate my decisions instead of making them for myself. It wasn’t until 18 years ago when I finally left that marriage that I started making conscience decisions for myself. It wasn’t until 2007 that I began lifting and feeding my body the food it needed.
There are 3 types of decisions, good ones, bad ones and choice through abstension. The only person responsible for our decisions is ourselves. We can yell and shout and blame all we want, in the end, we are the ones that have made the choices to workout, to eat, to play, to work, to love, to hate, to lift. What choices will you make today? Whatever you decide, make it one that will benefit your heart and soul.