12/31/15 - 12/31/16
One of my 2016 goals was to lose 15-20 pounds. I accomplished that goal, yet 365 days ago I weighed 8 pounds less than I do today. Well shit. Before my overachieving, detail oriented mind began to shut itself down in a destructive manner, I took time to review my year over the past two weeks. I took the time to analyze the dash between those two dates and the lesson(s) that I [unwillingly] learned from it.
The negativity slowly paralyzed me. As soon as I would start making forward progress I would be yanked back by emotional or physical "devastation". The road to physical recovery is never smooth, and with no ability to rationalize these small setbacks everything became the end of the world to me. Anxiety began to grip me for the first time in my life. I didn't know how to remove myself from the vicious cycle I'd fallen into, so I spent the last two weeks of the year detoxing from social media.