Finding Strength In Our Struggles

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Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

We are all human. We all struggle, and are perfectly imperfect. Embrace and learn from your own struggles, and view them as the opportunity for growth that they are :-).

19 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your struggles. I’ve been battling a binge eating disorder and have been struggling with bulimic tendencies since I was 15 years old. It’s nice to know that the people who seem “perfect” struggle with the same demons that us “normal” people do. It took me almost 5 years to be able to tell my husband and now I’m finally getting into therapy to get through it.

  2. Heidi Again you are a really special person To show tell us a personally story like that thank you and I know that we all see ourselves different then others do but I would love to look like you! And can’t wait to be with you both (your family)on this next journey! Smiles & Hugs to all From a mom of three grown girls (26,24and almost 20) And I have a lot of work to do but you are both my inspirations.

  3. Thank you so much!! Your strength is so inspiring. I really LOVE the how you explained when you got pregnant you knew you needed to take care of the little person that was growing inside of you. My little boy Wyatt gave me the strength I needed to keep my diabetes and weight under control for the 8.5 months I carried him. I hope to find that strength again in wanting to give him a sibling. Thank You Again!!!

  4. Hi Heidi, thank you for sharing about your past eating disorder. I struggle with bulimia and none of my friends and family know about it. I love to work out and eat healthy but I binge sometimes and I really want to stop. I am an aerobics instructor and love helping people work out. I get encouragement from watching Extreme Weight Loss and reading articles on yours and Chris’ website. I have so much respect for you for sharing your story. Thanks again

  5. Hi Heidi. I love Chris he is so motivating. I’m overweight need some help. I just can’t stop eating. I’m addicted to food. I’m real sick now would like some helpful tips from u and Chris. Thank u. Gina Saykally

  6. Thank you for sharing. I struggle with binge eating and the more I focus on trying to eat healthy it seems the more I eat worse. I don’t get it 🙁

  7. You two are so cute, and inspirational…but I have to tell you, there have been times I wished I could be bulimic. I tried a couple of times and no matter what I did, I could not make myself throw up. Guess it’s a good thing. I am 50 now, and hate being fat…and hate to do anything about it too. I am still hopeful that one of these days I’ll be thin again. Thanks for all you do.

  8. I also struggle to find balance with eating. I have had disordered eating for about 12 years now. I am so much better than I once was, but I think these struggles have been why I have kept on these last 25 pounds. Thanks for opening up. I hope I can overcome my problems like you have.

  9. Heidi, Thank you for your willingness to let us share in your struggle to find success. I am healed from anorexia/bulimia. I struggled from 7th grade to my senior year of high school. It has been on my heart to write to you and Chris and tell you that what you are teaching is great for someone that struggles with eating disorders. In the 90’s their was limited information about heathy eating. I appreciate what I have learned from the both of you. I am in the best shape of my life. The best part is that I am doing it in a healthy way! Thanks! I appreciate knowing that I was not alone! It can happen to anyone!

  10. AWESOME!!! Thank you for opening up and helping others through the lifestyle changes people are making! You are wonderful!

  11. He’s right, Heidi. You are breathtaking! And while pregnancy might not keep you looking like you want to look, you are partners with God in a miracle. And making a baby is nothing less than a miracle. I wish you every happiness.

  12. there is such a misconception as to what is “perfect”! I’m not sure there is a perfect. I just finished reading Chris’s 2nd book and have been a fan of the show since day 1. I want to Thank You and Chris for all the good you have done so many people!! I have tried and tried, but have struggled, like everybody else. After finishing the book, I had an aha moment and have realized that I let my life’s struggles get in the way of what is truly important. You both are such an inspiration. Thank You from the bottom of my heart!! Thank you very much for sharing your struggles and journey. I wish both of you nothing but the best!!

  13. It was brave to share your story and the most unselfish thing ever. I think that by people sharing their stories, you help others to also share theirs, sometimes when they are still in the midst of the struggle and needing help. I’m sure Chris tells you this daily, but just take it from another woman (we can be the worst critics to other women sometimes I think) that you are a beautiful person, inside and out.

  14. Thank YOU!!!! A million times. Also, I totally get it with being pregnant it is very hard for so many physiological reasons. Honesty can heal others.

  15. Your willingness to reveal the struggle you?ve been through just proves how caring you are and how much you want to help others who might be going through the same thing. Thank you for that! You are amazing. 🙂

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