Yesterday for the first time ever I shared comparison photos of my journey on my regular FB page. While I share freely on multiple health related sites, I don't post photos of my progress, or talk in-depth about my journey there, other than my kickboxing check ins and my posts of healthy meals I create.
I felt compelled yesterday to share because the night before my GF texted me and asked me to post a link which I'm sharing here too, just in case anyone needs it... She was diagnosed almost 2 years ago out of the blue with Type 2 Diabetes. She did not over eat, she was/is trim and lean, very healthy and active lifestyle.. so not typical of someone who develops the disease later in life. The first few weeks were awful, under medication, over medicated, difference of opinions from dr to dr.. She finally did some intense research and switched her diet to KETO and has gotten herself completely off meds and her sugar numbers are as close to normal as you can get..
It got me thinking, so many people on the regular FB page talking about health are promoting something.. I hate the words, PM me.. cause you know they're gonna try to sell you something. . But hey to each his own, just not my cup of tea.
My journey is just me wanting to be the best me and I felt that it was time to share what I do, exercise and eat normal food, paying attention to what I eat and living life to the fullest, no deprivation, no starving myself, no shakes only... real honest to goodness food, mostly very healthy but sometimes I eat the junk and love every bite of it..
Then my memories came up and I was hit in the face with our amazing China trip.. probably the heaviest I've ever been in my life somewhere in the mid 160s on my 5 foot nothing frame..
.. here is a portion of my post...
"A few facts about the old me..
1. I was pretty good at dressing a certain way to minimize my actual size, except for a few side shots.. which ugh...
2. I almost made it to the top of the Great Wall of China but fell short by two levels.. I've always said it was due to the time limit that we had, but if I am being 100% honest that was only part of the challenge. Today's me would have made it up to the top with plenty of time to spare...
3. I was happy, my weight didn't detract from who I was or how I loved myself, it just made it more difficult to do certain things."
This got me to thinking about regrets and missed opportunities. Many times in this life there are things we can't do because of certain limitations that we have created for ourselves.. And because of missing out on those things we carry regrets in our hearts, the "if only" lamentations.
I have had a few things in my life that I didn't reach the level I wanted (case in point the top of the Great Wall of China) but instead of regretting the fact that I didn't make it, I chose to focus on the fact that, next time, given the chance, I will make it happen.
Today is Fix if Friday.. if something is not working the way you like it, go out and fix it! You've had the power all along my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!