Happy Thursday! It’s my wife’s birthday tomorrow so I am taking the day off so today is my Friday!! Get excited!! We are now on Day 21 of the 25 days of gratitude and today’s question is:  What is a trial or challenge that you overcame that strengthened you?

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One challenge I have faced throughout my entire life is my weight. Now it is not something that I overcome but I am constantly working on it. It is something that is on my mind at all times. But it has strengthened me. If I didn’t have a weight issues, I don’t think I would be the person I am today, and honestly, I kind of like that person. If I didn’t have body image issues, I wouldn’t know how truly beautiful I am. If i didn’t have weight issues, I wouldn’t know how important being healthy is. If I hadn’t lost weight, I wouldn’t know what hard work and dedication is. If I hadn’t lost weight, I wouldn’t of run in 3 half marathons and know my body can do anything if i put my mind to it. If i hadn’t gained it all back and then some I wouldn’t know that to achieve something you have to work at it every single day, even when you think you are “done.”

Me at my lightest at 190 on the left and me at my heaviest at exactly 350 the day I had my son on the right. (am in the right of the picture as well)

I will definitely delve further into my weight problem in a later post. It’s just too much to put for a challenge like this. And plus, I want to stay positive here 🙂

So, What is a trial or challenge that you overcame that strengthened you?

-Amanda

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