You are BRAVER than you think. It takes being brave to take that first step out of your comfort zone and into a new lifestyle. It takes being brave to face the fear of failure (that for me was life long until a year ago) and choose to try again. It takes being brave to step out into the unknown. It takes being brave to do it over and over again, even when others aren't or are questioning why you are. It takes being brave to do it for yourself when society says that is selfish. It takes being BRAVE to reach out when you need help (I'm only an e-mail away). You are BRAVER than you think!
You are STRONGER than you seem. You can choose the healthy option over the cookies, chips, soda or whatever is calling out to you. You can commit to exercise and just when you think you can't do any more push yourself to do 1 or 5 or 10 more. You do have muscles under that outer layer and with work they will grow, build and/or tone themselves up and eventually you will be able to see them. Give yourself some credit - you are STRONGER than you seem! Just push yourself a little and get ready to be amazed at your internal and external strength.
You are SMARTER than you believe. If you are like me, you are smart enough to make excuses that convince yourself to do or not do something. You are smart enough to make set the priorities in your life. You are smart enough to know a healthy choice from an unhealthy one - and if you don't know you are smart enough to learn. You are smart enough to reach out when you need help or accountability. You are smart enough to set yourself up for success. You are smart enough to be honest with yourself through the process.
You are BRAVE, STRONG and SMART! Use these to make the most of your life journey!