The Climb

Today marks 3 weeks on the #Fat2FitChallenge and I am happy to report that it’s going well. That’s a lie… I am ECSTATIC!! I will share my weight and cm loss with you next Monday.

For the first time a long while, I feel truly motivated and committed to doing something about my weight and I am working towards a definite goal. And this time I will succeed.

Back to the title of this post. I have been doing quite a few long walks lately and the song that plays every time I’m on the biggest hill on my route, is The Climb by Miley Cyrus. I have always loved this song, but this time it has new meaning.

Yes, I am working towards a goal and a specific outcome, but if I don’t want to go through this again, I have to focus on the journey and work through my issues. You see, if you have a weight problem, chances are that there are underlying issues that you have to address. Note that by ‘problem’ I don’t mean carrying an extra couple of kg’s because you can’t say no to chocolate or you partied too hard over the holidays. Your weight becomes a problem if it is negatively affecting your health and the way you live your life. There are people who can’t understand why some of us struggle with losing weight… just eat less and move more. In principle it should be that simple. If only. Some people use food as comfort. Some literally jam food down their throats in an attempt to force emotions down… to keep it inside, hidden away. That’s a real thing people. For some of us, our self-worth depends so much on our outward appearance, that we can’t live our lives to the fullest.

Screw that! I will no longer let my weight make me feel inferior to others. I will no longer let food be my crutch. I am working towards a healthier and happier me. And I am looking damn good while doing so. Here’s to The Climb!


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