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!