Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Paying It Forward


A few years ago, I was miserable. I literally spent most of my days in bed, reading books, and trying to escape my life. I have never forgotten the pain of being financially broke, physically and emotionally wounded, with no clue of how to rebuild my life. My health was in shambles and I didn’t believe that I could heal. Doctor after doctor gave me a hopeless diagnosis, but one gave me hope. 

Through a change to my diet and an exercise routine, I was able to start the healing process. It didn’t happen over night. In fact, it took years, but it did happen. I cut out inflammation causing foods and adapted an exercise routine that enabled me to fight back. Every day I felt as if I was fighting for my life—at least the quality of it anyway. 

That is why I am a Beachbody coach. I want to pay that hope forward. I want to reach those who feel hopeless. I want to show them how to rebuild their life. I want to show them that it is possible, at any age, under any circumstances to change our lives. It is about building physical, mental, and spiritual strength. We can overcome our circumstances. 

Will it be easy? No, it won’t be. But it will be worth it. 

The harder that we fight for something the more valuable that it becomes to us. I see my health as a priceless gift. I’ve fought so hard to get to where I am today. And I never want to go back to that life again. While I can’t control what happens to me, I can decide how I want to handle it. Exercising and eating healthy is hard. Being sick, in pain, and miserable is also hard. Every day I get to choose which one is harder for me. When I don’t want to do my workout, I remember the feeling of lying in the bed, barely able to walk, crying in pain, and that is all I need to get up and push play on my workout. 

I also know that there is someone out there in the same shape that I was in. So I'm going to keep posting, keep inviting others to join me on my journey, and keep praying that God will lead me to those who need my help. I want to be there for those who are scarred, who feel broken, and who just need someone to care. 

Love and blessings,


Candida 

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