Everybody needs a little inspiration, and I hope that this is that in:spiration that you need. No matter what you are going through in life, everybody needs that extra kick in the pants to get through.

Last night I was sitting in front of my computer like I do so many nights and I was looking through my Facebook photographs. Like most people, since I was a teenager I periodically post pictures of myself online when I think that I look good. However, for the past year, I have NOT done that. Why? I no longer feel at home in my own body.

Sometimes it feels like an intruder has taken over, and that I have lost all control. I have let myself go, why? I don’t know, I could make a lot of excuses for myself; I struggle with depression, I work a lot, PCOS, stress etc. I could use all of those things as an excuse, but in reality, it is just me. I stopped caring and I started eating. I don’t necessarily have a bad diet, but I do have a control problem. Sad? Eat, Mad? Eat, Happy? Eat. I like to eat when I am emotional because the food never judges me. The food never has a bad word to say, it is like a hug from the inside.

But all of that ends TODAY. They say that growing older is great, that with age comes great things. Also with age comes bad habits, control over your own decisions, and a lot of pain. A couple of years ago I picked up smoking, and now when I look at old pictures I think who is that person? That person looks young, vibrant and healthy. That is who I want to be again.

No more excuses! Cut back on the smoking, get more sleep, STOP eating so much! Life is short and you don’t want to wake up one day wishing that you had made those decisions a long time ago. Kick those bad habits and let’s do it together! All it takes is that one decision to change, you are the ruler of your own universe, nobody else can make those decisions for you. It will be worth it in the long run.

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