What makes you determined to push forward to achieve your goals, desires, dreams? Is it your family, friends, fear of failure? What happens when you get of course? Do you pick yourself back up, wipe off the muck and get back on track? Or do you sit there and find an excuse as to why you can’t continue on?

To succeed, you have to be determined to reach that success. You cannot lay back and wait for it to fall into your lap or for the pounds to simple fall off. It takes work, HARD work, as well as the drive to keep going when things get tough. Remember what is pushing you forward. Remember those who support you and are cheering you on.

Why am I writing this post? To remind MYSELF why I am on this healthy journey. To reflect back on all the reasons why I want to raise a healthy family. Why I want to prepare healthy meals 7 days a week and change our eating habits for good, even though I am met with groans almost daily. To remember why I get up and go to the gym and role model why we all need exercise. It is a struggle, some days more than others, but in the end I am sure it will pay off. How do I know? Because I believe I can make it happen.

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers