Start Living For You, You Won't Regret It!
Hi everyone, welcome to my first blog post! This is so exciting and I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys. I wanted to go a little more in-depth of who I am and what I do before getting started. My name is Gabby De la Rosa and I am a lifestyle blogger with an emphasis on food and fitness. I love baking in particular, and love to find healthy alternatives for the treats we all know and love. I am a huge believer in manifestation and believe that you really can do anything you set your mind to. Having a positive outlook on life is so important. When I created my foodie instagram page (@eats.by.gabby) I was faced with a fair amount of challenges and struggles being that I was just a 17 year old high-schooler.
Let's rewind a bit and start from the beginning. Around sophomore year of high school, I fell in love with fitness and having a healthy lifestyle. I followed so many inspiring fitness instagram influencers that I looked up to. For months I debated creating my very own page, a place that could be my creative outlook, a page where I felt completely comfortable posting the content I genuinely enjoyed, while conveniently tracking my health and fitness at the same time. The reason it took me so long to follow through and actually create my account was because I was scared. Scared of being judged and scared of people looking at me differently. I was so used to keeping my love for fitness and a healthy lifestyle to myself, because I felt that no one saw me in that way and no one knew how much I loved it.
Enough about me! Let's get on to the important stuff and why I choose to write this post in the first place...I am here to tell you that it doesn't matter what people think of you. YOU are the person who gets to decide what to do with YOUR life. People will always judge you, shame you, or tear you down, but let me tell you, that is soley a reflection of their own character. I know we all have dreams. We all have something that we may think is out of this world, but remains constant in the back of our minds. I know that from personal experience someone's opinion can easily hold you back from chasing that dream. Whether that’s starting an instagram page, writing a blog, or making that first youtube video you've desperately wanted to make for the past year, go for it! Because in the long run, people will still find a way to judge you, but do it anyways and succeed with what makes you happy. And at the end of the day, other people's opinions aren't your problem.
Do not be afraid of failure, be afraid of not fulfilling your full potential because you’re letting others hold you back from doing so. And I'm sure all of you reading this have been wanting to start something for awhile now, even if its something as small as trying a new workout routine or waking up a few hours earlier. The key to starting is just to start. The first thing I tell people when they ask for advice is to just go for it. No one said you needed to have things all figured out before the race starts, you figure things out as you go, and I promise you, we will all make it to the finish line. Commit to yourself and the dreams you wish to fulfill. You will find the courage to do it, as long as you jump in and begin. Of course you have to want it, truly deep-down. If you’re not 100% in, you’ll constantly second-guess yourself. Go all in. You’re more than capable. Tell yourself “I can and I will do this!” If you only take one thing out of this post, let it be this: Follow your dreams because it makes you happy. Do not let others dictate your actions and stop giving power to meaningless opinions. Now, wherever you are after reading this blog, just start. Yes, right now! Follow your dreams and you will never regret it. Now go for it!