Are You Ready to Pull Your Hair Out?

Can I be real with you for a moment?

I know that we’re supposed to be talking about nutrition, healthy food and diets here, but I have to share something with you and I think today is the perfect day to do so.

Have you ever had that moment where you get so frustrated that you just want to pull your own hair out?

That moment where you just want to throw your hands up in the air and say, “I give up?”

I hope you haven’t, but being human I think it’s safe to say that you’ve done it at least once in your life.

I’ve done it more than that.

I want to tell you a quick story.

I went into college knowing that I wanted to help people get better, both mentally and physically. I chose Physical Therapy because it fit the bill.

After all my pre-major courses, I got in!  After spending a little time doing PT, I realized it wasn’t the best fit.

Enter the lateral move into Exercise Science- that wonderful compilation of anatomy, physiology, psychology, kinesiology, fitness, nutrition and physics.

It was perfect for me and I dove in whole-heartedly.

But I wasn’t satisfied.

Then it was back to school for more Nutrition, this time feeding into the holistic side of me.  Being in this school with so many different people, so many opportunities, so many things to learn was like a breath of fresh air.  I loved it.

Why then was I struggling through it?  Why was I so frustrated more often than not when I was immersed in something that I loved and felt so alive in?

I was frustrated because I realized how far I had come but how much further I had to go.

I was frustrated because I wasn’t as healthy as I had thought and I realized how hard the road ahead was going to be.

I was frustrated because I had finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel but that I knew I had a long and hard fight ahead of me to get there.

Now I can ask you, have you ever felt that way before?

You have all the promise in the world ahead of you but all you can see is what’s right in front of you.

And what’s right in front of you is negative and depressing and scary.

You aren’t happy with what you see but at the same time, you just don’t know what you can do to change it.

This is what I’ve been dying to write to all of you for some time now.

I hate to admit it but I hope you’re frustrated.  I hope you’re ready to pull you hair out and that you are on the verge of wanting to give up.


Because it is then that you are ready to take the next step.

What is it?

For me it was becoming crystal clear on what I wanted out of my life.  What do I want my health to look like?  What do I want to spend my life doing?  How do I want to spend my life?

All these questions are yours for the answering, if you’re ready to do it.

It will be one of the scariest things you can think to do right now, but it will also be one of the most rewarding.

This is what I’m doing right now.

This is who I’m aching to work with right now.

If this is you, please take the time out- even 15 minutes- to talk to me.  I want you to get past this and I want you to not struggle like I did.

I’m stepping off my soapbox now.
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