Know Your Worth & You Shall Grow.
With every workout, I grow.
Working out is so much more than just exercise.
It’s a release.
It’s a time for reflection.
It’s a way for me to disconnect.
It’s an embodiment of my progress.
It’s a REWARD.
It’s a reward because seven months ago, it was a PROHIBITION.
Even if it weren’t? It was something I NEVER would’ve had the energy or strength to do.
So in those moments when I’m spinning my brains out.
When I feel like my body is going to stop on me.
When I’m squatting & about to collapse.
Or when my arms are shaking & I’m just about ready to throw the dumbbells in the air.
I think of those moments when I struggled to lift my body out of bed.
When I spent a half hour just trying to get into a position comfortable enough so that my bones wouldn’t protrude or hurt.
When I couldn’t make it down the stairs from my bedroom to the kitchen without getting heart palpitations.
When all I wanted to do was curl up into a ball & disappear.
Then suddenly… My body ignites.
My legs are pedalling faster than ever.
I’m squatting lower than ever & I’m holding them harder & stronger than ever.
My arms regain their composure & the dumbbells are moving smoothly with every repetition.
All I want to do is keep going.
Keep fighting. Make it through.
Just like that, I DO.
So what am I getting at?
Just as each challenge, adversity & baby step I take in my recovery journey is an opportunity for growth, so is every workout.
All of these things have one thing in common:
They are a reflection of my strength & of how far I’ve come.
The epitome of the fact that when you want something REAL BAD & you FIGHT FOR IT, you have the POTENTIAL to ATTAIN it.
You just have to KNOW YOURSELF.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS.
Most of all?
KNOW YOUR WORTH.
When you’ve got that, you’ve got it all.