Monday, June 17, 2013

I woke up this morning feeling so so good!!! I thought back to my decision to get healthy (notice I didn't say lose weight, but to get healthy) over 3 years ago. At that time, I weighed over 300 pounds, took many, many medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, thyroid. Through getting active, eating healthy, thinking positively, I now take NO prescription medications, have a normal BMI and actually enjoy being active!!! I took time this morning to appreciate this fact and the enormous change in my life. It is honoring myself to remain healthy. I realize I had to get healthy FIRST in order to start living a healthy life. Does that make any sense?? In order to look at weight loss in a positive, good way I had to get healthy and get my thinking straight. I was SO afraid to fail again-as I had twice lost over 100 pounds in the past, put it all back on and then some. Somehow, I just KNOW this time is different. I am motivated by different things. Looking better is great, don't get me wrong. But FEELING better is success. THINKING better is success. Some days I wish I could just tell everyone about the power we all have to change everything and anything-with our actions and thoughts and beliefs. To the people who ask for my "secret" to success-I would simply say, KNOW you can do this, KNOW you are worth taking care of. Appreciate everything--the freedom of moving, the joy of trying something for the first time and succeeding, the realization that you do have athletic abilities.
My journey is far from over. But, what an incredible journey it has been so far. I intend to write more about my journey and share it, in the hopes others will wake up one morning and know they can change things. Life is pretty amazing when we let ourselves truly live it!!! Here's to everyone's successful journey~
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