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Stern conversation with my younger self

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I say stern, but what I would tell myself in a stern way is to relax. Not everything has to be perfect, and it won't be anyway.

I would tell my 31 year-old-self: the saggy, stretched out skin on your belly from bearing 3 children is not going to tighten up no matter how thin or fit you get so either get the tummy tuck NOW while you're still young enough to enjoy it or put it out of your head forever because you know you're not ever going to be able to put yourself through unnecessary surgery. It is what it is so stop worrying about it.

More importantly, I would also explain to myself that seeking the help of a psychiatrist will ultimately be the death of an extremely fast and healthy metabolism. Gone will be the days, within one short month, when you could eat anything you wanted without gaining a single ounce. Within 8 months, if you take that horrible and what turns out to be an unnecessary medication, you will gain 40 pounds! You'll see once you get off of the meds, you'll feel much better and you'll be completely sane. (This may not be true of the next person, but it was true for me.)
If I could, I would tell myself about GMO's, to stay away from all forms of GM food. No excuses, just don't eat it. There are always safe and healthy options.
Move more and build muscle! Muscle is one of the keys to staying fit and feeling great.
And I would have taken away my cigarettes and forbid another to ever touch my lips. EVER! What was I thinking? UGH!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEMPENATIVE 5/26/2013 1:11AM

    what a thought- i wish i knew what i know now when i was younger. i too fell into that trap with the meds and im still paying the price. i too got off them, probably never needed them and will never take them again. so there!

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DESERTJULZ 5/25/2013 9:40PM

    Oh the things we wish we would have known when younger... all we can do is learn now and do now. :D

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LZY0108 5/24/2013 12:24PM

    I'm lucky to have started this healthy living early. I am very thankful for that. I do wish I would have learned it during or before my pregnancy though. I remember filling out paperwork at the OBs office about my diet. I had no idea how to eat and the 50+ weight gain showed that. LOL Was very surprising how much of that weight doesn't come off after you have the baby.... If I ever get preggers again I would like to see if there is a difference... Thank you for sharing! It's never too late or too early to get healthy!! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/23/2013 4:39PM

    Quite an interesting way to look at what we could have changed earlier in life. It is not too late to start healthier habits. But who knew all this years ago?

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GLUECIPHER 5/23/2013 3:08PM


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