Monday Inspiration: On Starting Over

I used to think that starting over was impossible — it seemed completely out of my reach.

If I over-indulged for a weekend in college, I’d punish myself for being “bad” and “ruining” my diet by starving myself and stuffing my face with sugar-free, low-cal crap.

And if I made a mistake, chose the wrong path or felt “stuck” in a life I didn’t love, I’d think there was nothing I could do about it. This is just how it is. It’s “too late.”

I now know it’s never too late to start over & create the life you want for yourself. With this new mindset, I’ve left jobs that didn’t feel right to me, let go of a toxic “relationship” that was draining me, broke up with the scale, and released the thoughts “I can’t.”

By doing so, I have found a career path that makes me stay up late at night feeling inspired, I know what real love feels like, I have developed a healthy & fun relationship with food and I now tell myself “I can do it” as much as possible.

You see, it truly is never too late. Your life is like a blank canvas, and it’s always a good time to give it some minor touch ups, add some color or give it a complete makeover.

How can you start over? What will you paint for yourself?

4 Responses to “Monday Inspiration: On Starting Over”

  1. Danielle Says:

    Beautiful post! Love it!

  2. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Danielle Thanks Danielle, Happy Monday! 🙂

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