We tend to not change until it’s too late.

I thought I was healthy because I felt fine. The truth is, I didn’t know what “fine” felt like. My baseline for healthy was established by the context of my life and not by what I should have felt. It doesn’t help that the majority of people around me are visibly unhealthy in some way, normalizing sickness and lowering my expectations for my own life.

Rock bottom is a great motivator, but a terrible life experience. Waiting until you are sick is NOT a good way to find motivation. It’s not a great place to be and can even make finding proper motivation harder. Wanting to be healthy isn’t exactly enough in many cases. Personally, I had to find a deeper reason to be healthy in the first place. My “why” I needed to be healthy, when I found it, helped me finally make the changes necessary to heal my body.

My journey is not over, this is my new way of living. Everything I do to gain healing and improve my life is what I will be doing for the rest of my life. Never again do I want to feel the way I felt at my worst. I never want to feel how I feel at my worst today. Tomorrow must be better. Why?

So I can have the life I want to live. I want to be a good partner to someone else. I want to be someone others can trust and rely on. I want to offer the absolute best possible version of myself as a husband, father, partner, and in every other aspect of my life. I want to love and be loved.

Motivation is key. My motivation is love. (and I write this as a single person).