Recently, my sister told me that ftw stands for, “For The Win.”
This is an acronym that is often seen on Facebook posts. Ultimately, when something is done “For The Win,” we want nothing but the best to come out of it.
However, when the ultimate goal is not achieved, is it even worth it? Honestly, when it comes to challenges, many people question whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
One of the biggest struggles I have faced in my life is my weight. I am not ashamed to say that my weight fluctuates. I cannot say that I am happy with my weight- which is why I want to lose weight. Some will say that they want to lose weight because of their health or even because of an event (marriage, prom). The reason I want to lose weight is because I want to be happier with myself. When I am happy, life is better & more positive.
Losing weight is a struggle that I often put away. Think of trying to solve a puzzle and putting it down when it gets too hard— that is the best way I can visualize it. At times, it feels like I have the resources to lose the weight, but how do I? My mind becomes so cluttered and I start to doubt myself. What if I lose the weight and I gain it all back? What will I do then? These are some of the questions that make me doubt myself and my success.
Not knowing what to do, I sought advice from my mother and grandmother. They said that everything in life is a process. In order to have to achieve the best in life, one must not rush. We are all masterpieces, that take time to develop & evolve. Not being the most patient person on Earth, this is mantra that is very challenging, but impossible to follow.
Right now, I am tracking what I eat day by day. I cannot say it is easy, but it is a resourceful tool that benefits me because I see my ups and downs, but more importantly, I see what I need to eat more of and what I need to eat less of. In terms of exercise, I am going back to the gym. I find when I am alone rocking to Lady Gaga, walking on the treadmill, I am focused on myself, which is the best feeling for me. I am the Queen of the World.
We all have our obstacles, but ultimately, if we want to persevere in life, we have to face it head on. We may fall and hurt ourselves in the process, but in the end, the lessons we learn will outweigh the risks. Thus, it was done FTW.