There is never a good time to start anything. There will always be things that stand in your way. That is just how it is and how it will always be. But here’s the thing, when you do start, that will be the perfect time. Why, because when you decide to start, you have decided that you are ready to take on obstacles, ready to forge forward, ready to see success.
There are so many times that I said, well when the time is right I will have a baby, I will lose weight, I will start a business, I will…But each time I embarked on any of those things the time was far from right. But it became right because it was something that I decided was something I wanted.
When you truly want something the right time is not important. I knew that I wanted to have a baby. I thought that the best time for that would be when my business was thriving and everything was going well. Well, when I found out I was pregnant, things could not have been further from going well. I was struggling financially, my business was struggling and it was not how I had pictured when I would get pregnant. During my pregnancy, I was sick all the time, we closed the business down, I was back to traveling around, I had to take a bridge job, and my student loans were piled miles high. But, I wanted to have a child, I wanted that family, I wanted to be a mom. I made it work, I make it work. Now, almost a year and a half later, my business is thriving, my clients love my daughter, my student loan payments are under control again and I am making money doing what I love, along with being the mom I always wanted to be!
I was 21 years old, I was in college, I was 50 lbs over weight. I knew how I got there, I knew what I needed to do, but I was in college. College food, drinking with friends, late night stops at fast food joints. That was by far the worst time to want to lose weight, but I wanted it…I could not stand being heavy. I took my first aerobics class, I was so sore, but I felt so good. Then I started watching what I was eating making better choices with food, and cutting back on the weekend drinking. I lost 20 lbs in the course of a year and graduated feeling better about myself. I continued to exercise and eating healthfully after college, and before I knew it, I was down 30 lbs. I had lost all the weight I had gained plus some. I have been able to maintain my weight for 12 years. It took dedication, it took discipline, but I did it. It was not glamorous, it was not easy, but I did it.
I guess what I am trying to get at is that there is never a perfect, good or right time to do anything. Everyday that you get out of bed you make the decision to either do what you have always done and get what you always get, or you can do something extraordinary to change your circumstances for the better. Will you get it right off the bat, probably not, will you hit obstacles? YES! What you choose to do when you hit those blocks will determine your success. I can say from experience that we are our own road blocks and until we get out of our own way and allow ourselves to be bigger than our blocks, it is then we will find success on the other side.