It’s so easy to get all wrapped up in your weight loss struggles and stop focusing on all of the positives that you currently have in your life, isn’t it? I know what it’s like because I’ve done that myself before.
Well, tonight while I was working out I had on 20/20. They did a piece on Kevin Connolly, a man who was born without legs. He said that he’s never known anything different so it doesn’t matter to him, however I think that there’s more to that. What I mean is that I can think of some individuals who are mad at the world because they were born different. Kevin though, has an awesome attitude and just takes life as it is, while also not being oblivious to how other people react to him.
You see, he has a talent for photography, and he’s turned the fact that he doesn’t have legs into an opportunity. His usual mode of transportation is his skateboard (when he’s not alpine skiing! 🙂 ), and he snaps photos of people staring at him. He captures them without them realizing it and he’s really quite good.
While I watched this piece tonight I didn’t feel sorry for Kevin but instead was reminded of all of the little things that we can find to be grateful for. It would be really easy to be down on yourself if you didn’t have any legs, and if you are overweight and or have ever struggled with being overweight, I bet you also know the feeling of being down on yourself for that. However, when you compare the struggles of overweight with that of losing a limb, your eyesight, or even a finger, can you see how much you truly have to be grateful for today?
I know it’s easy to think that you’ll be so much happier once you lose weight, but honestly your happiness begins right now. You can focus on all of the good in your life today while you’re working on getting healthy and fit. Don’t let your weight hold you back from anything that you want to do today, either. This is your life, right now; you can’t live in the future, you can only live now, and I bet that you can come up with at least 10 things to be grateful for that have nothing to do with weight loss. If you think you can’t just count your fingers, and if you don’t have 10, then start counting your toes. 🙂
You can check out Kevin’s photo gallery on his site The Rolling Exhibition.