Monday, October 29, 2012
I came across a few photos today of myself from before my weight loss. Boy was I surprised. I just never really thought that I was "that fat". I thought I was a little chunky but my goodness, I was obese!
Others in my family were always larger than me and always said "You're not that fat.". I guess that I really believed them. I was a "healthy fat". I was a strong walker and in better shape than any of them. I felt strong and was pretty active compared to them.
Well, I would like to say that I just decided one day to turn my life around and make healthy choices and changes, but I can't. The truth is that one year over the span of 6 months life took a real big $h!t on me. MEGA STRESS was the cause of half of my weight loss. It truly was a very sad time, the worst time of my life.
I am here today 3 years later to say that through a total lifestyle change and focusing on myself and my well being that I have reached a comfortable and truly healthy weight. I have taken back control of my life and my health and happiness. Maybe I never really had control ever before in my life. I certainly never was really a healthy weight.
I have lost and maintained my weight loss with things I would have never even imagined were possible for me before. I watch what I eat and I exercise in so many ways that are enjoyable to me today. I love the feeling of my body changing and adapting to my new lifestyle. It is all good.
I do feel like even though 3 years ago I was at the lowest point in my life, today I have overcome and I am climbing to the highest point in my life. I said to a friend last month after winning 1st place in my age group in a race, "I am at the peak of my life right now!" Then only a second later I said "Wait a minute, what if this isn't the peak? What if I am still climbing and haven't even reached my peak yet?" Holy moly, just imagine what else I can do.
Believe in yourself and what you are capable of. You are capable of so much more then you even realize today. All you have to do is start. You have so much more power then you even know. Start by believing in YOU! I already do.