While watching the Olympics today, I had an epiphany. I’m watching these athletes and I’m wondering how long it took them to get to where they are at right now. We see them in all their glory at the Olympics but we don’t see them when they are training to get to the Olympics. We don’t see the long hours of training or the lost time with their families. The missed dinners with friends or the times they said no to the food they love because it wouldn’t help them reach their goals to always eat out. My life coach taught me that people will notice you when you’ve reached your goals but they don’t know the day to day things that you did to reach your goals. I’m paraphrasing what she said but that was the gist of what I got out of it. It got me thinking about myself. People are starting to take notice of me. Some even think that it was an overnight success. Success is rarely overnight. First, I had to recognize that I had a problem. Second, I had to get help. I knew I couldn’t do it alone. The athletes at the Olympics don’t do it alone. They use a coach and they need support from family or friends. I got a life coach. I would never have had a blog a year and a half ago. I would have never tried pineapple or other fruits and vegetables a year and a half ago. I had to actually try new foods and new things. I had to take small steps that led to turning my dreams into reality. The day to day choices that I make will eventually lead me to my other dreams. I know now that it’s not about making major changes overnight. That’s why I never succeeded when I was on the fad diets. I would change my eating habits overnight and 3 months later, I was right back on my binging phase because I couldn’t keep up the fad diet. I still to this day have to remind myself of my dreams and think about will this decision help or harm me in the long run. If I don’t go exercising today, I might not have time tomorrow. These choices will determine my destiny. My destiny is made up of my choices that I make right now. I choose to make choices that will help me in my future.