Mindset is everything. And I don’t mean toxic positivity.

When I stopped worrying about what everyone might think of me and just went for what I wanted—what I was told I could never have—my whole life changed.

I still have hard days. Yesterday and today were both emotionally and physically challenging days for me.

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Feel’s like I’m fighting an uphill battle on a lot of fronts, but you know what, every hill I’ve every met had a top.I’ve hiked up hills in real life that were beyond my skill set and fitness level. I’ve felt my heart beat in my eyes and been unable to catch a breath.

I’ve leant against a tree and had it hold me up because I felt like I couldn’t go any further, and then I kept going.I am determined, resilient, STUBBORN, and I have a hard time quitting.

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So. Here I am, day 83, 110 workouts.I have visible cheek bones where there were non 83 days ago.My abs are starting to make an appearance as the soft part of my abdomen gets some definition. The top part of my thigh, that has muscle definition now.My back, shoulders, under arms, and chest all have that familiar burn of growing muscle. I FEEL STRONG.

I know you can do this. I want you to feel as proud and as powerful and confident as I do.

I want you to love your body and all that it does for you at every single step of your journey, whatever that is.

What have you been wishing for?

I’ve been wishing for years that I could buy clothes off the rack, in whatever style calls out to me, without having to worry if the size goes up high enough for me.

I’ve been wishing for years that my mental illness will be manageable and improve so that I have more good days than bad days.I have been wishing for years for less physical pain and more mobility.

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I have been wishing for years to know what motivation feels like.I have all these things how because I said “F*ck it, what do I have to lose?” 83 days ago.

I bought my first off the rack clothing items this week since I was a teen. I thought I’d never see that day. What have you been wishing for in your personal life? What resonated with you as you read this?

What are you going to do about it?

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