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That Moment...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I have always wondered what my "Aha" moment would be...I've thought over and over I've had it but it never really clicked, until recently. My best friend and I were on our way to relive our childhoods at a New Kids on the Block concert. Before the show we decided to stop by a mall and do some impulse shopping. Normally shopping and I don't have a problem, but clothes shopping a different story. It is very hard to find "cute" plus size clothes. But while waiting on my friend to try on clothes I was wandering around the store and walked past a mirror and as I glanced at myself in passing, I genuinely did not like what I saw. The image staring back at me literally made me want to break into tears. Don't get me wrong, I look in the mirror daily while getting ready for work, but at that moment it hit me like a ton of bricks. My "spare tire" made me look like I was several months pregnant and my shirt that was hiding my chunky arms wasn't helping matters. So in essence I knew at that moment I had to get back on track and make changes to change that reflection! Later that night my realization was reintegrated by the aching legs at the end of the concert. My poor legs weren't up to the task of holding all the extra weight I carry for so long.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not losing weight for the vanity aspect, though it will help I am doing it for my health and well being! My body doesn't deserve the torture I have put it through for the sake of my lousy eating habits and lack of exercise! This is something I HAVE to do, now is the time to do it! In the end I hope that I can be able to go back and pass by that same mirror and be able to smile back at that girl and say how fantastic I look!
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    Whatever helps motivate you to make a positive change to be healthier, then use that motivation. Some people only want to do it for the vanity, some only for the health benefits, but many want both. If you can find positive motivation in wanting to look healthier (not skinny) in addition to wanting to feel healthier, then use it in a good way. Set goals to drop sizes, not pounds. Reward goals with new clothing or makeup that will help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Consider going back to that same mirror - or find another outside of your home that has the same effect - in 3 months, 6 months, a year, etc and look for the positive changes (look for the good changes, not what you're unhappy with). Just remember that it takes time and effort to see the changes you want to see, so keep at it.
    1794 days ago
    For some reason the mirrors in clothing stores are always very unforgiving. I have had the same experience. Good luck on your journey!
    1794 days ago
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