Tuesday, January 29, 2013
On, Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 2:34PM…I faced the truth. I stood on the scale to find out the number that I’d been running from for a long time. The numbers that stared back at me were astronomical. I stood there taking it all in, looking at myself naked in the mirror in shock that I’d let it get this far. I stood there knowing in that very moment that I was the heaviest I had ever been in my whole life! All the late night snacks, cupcakes, pizza, nachos, and sugary drinks added up to the number revealed on the scale. By the time I stepped off the scale, I knew that I had to make immediate change to save my life. My body didn’t deserve this at the tender age of 28; I should be vibrant full of energy and life. Instead, I am lethargic, my joints ache, and I am winded during the shortest of distance. I blame no one but myself. I let the stressors of work, home, and relationships take over. I ate out of boredom, emotions, stress, and PAIN. But, that day, and very moment I immediately started to make small lifestyle changes:
-I stopped eating fast food.
-I stopped drinking sodas, juices, and alcohol.
-I stopped eating unhealthy snacks.
-I started making meals at home.
-I started drinking more water.
-I started snacking on healthier treats.
I have faith in myself that I can turn this around. It’s been years and years of damage and bad decisions. I vowed to myself to make healthy conscience decisions daily that can impact my life.
I know I can do it, and you can do it too Sparkers!!!