Every diet I started in the past I planned to fail!
I would say something along the lines of "I wonder how much weight I'll lose before I quit?" Is it any wonder that I did exactly that? I quit before I even started!
Every time I lost weight before I felt like it was a race. Not a race against another person (which I did try) but a race against my own willpower. I wanted to lose as much weight as I could before I ran out of willpower to keep going. All of the changes I was making I knew were temporary and I knew I wouldn't be sticking to them.
A critical success factor that led to me losing the weight was that I actually gave myself permission to believe in myself. I had come across a story of someone on YouTube whose channel is called "Fat Meets Fire". I am not sure why, but for some reason this persons story resonated with me. I looked at him and thought.....if this guy can do it I don't see why I can't do it. (I've embedded his videos at the end of this post).
I don't know why this story clicked specifically. I had read so many other stories but there was something about his that just made sense. Something about his story made me believe I could do it! So I gave myself permission to believe. I gave myself permission to want it. I gave myself permission to make a series of videos just like this guys one day.
Now I've not done it just like his. I have documented so much of my journey through video journaling (which has never been shared) and I have documented a lot on TikTok and some on Youtube. I can say that I made it. I did it!
I did it because I believed I could.
And so, I wanted to finally share the story that gave me the belief in myself. Below is the series of videos I watched one fateful evening. Maybe these videos will have the same effect on you they did me.
Head over to the comment section of this guys video. Tell him that Chris Terrell sent you and said to say thank you. If I have helped you in any way this is one person you have to thank for that. If I had not seen his videos I am not sure I would have unlocked the inner belief and I am not sure I would have made it.
Thank you Ben! You have changed my life and I am paying it forward as best I know how. You have made a massive difference in this world and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The ripple effects of your choice to be vulnerable and share your story with the world are greater than you can ever know. THANK YOU