Sounds like you have prepared your body and mind for the "for life" part. That is SUCCESS! I think that puts you way ahead of the game. Now that you are stronger you need to kick the negative voice right smack in the chops every time it opens it's mouth! Envisioning positive voice vs negative voice....positive has huge muscles and negative is shrinking down to nothing as positive's  foot is delivered to the dirty mouth!

Rosemary is crowned the winner!!!!! You have won the trophy!!!!!