Anyone who has known me well knows I’ve not athletic. I took”tennis lessons” as a kid, but I don’t think I’ve ever play a proper game. I took golf lessons, bought clubs, went to the driving range, and I’ve played 9 holes of golf in my life. I took swimming lessons and was petrified to go in water over my head. I also wouldn’t go on a diving board because heights scared me and looking from the board into the pool paralyzed me.
But I always loved to walk. My mom and I would walk every night during the summer when I had days off.
Over years of working nights, raising a family, and caring for others I forgot to take care of myself. Big mistake. If I had it to do over again I would have made time to eat healthy foods instead of candy, ice cream and fast food. I would have made time to move, raise my heart rate, increase my muscle mass.
So, here I am, turning 57, still on the struggle bus. Some good days. Some hard days. Almost 3 years ago I found workouts I liked. They weren’t boring. They were fun. And, when I was consistent, I saw CHANGE. But, I wasn’t consistent. I wasn’t happy with the scale, it wouldn’t move fast enough. It would get stuck, my body would change but the number I saw every morning did not. And then I would slip up, have a bowl of ice cream and another, and another.
I continue to remind myself that I actually like moving, I feel stronger, my clothes fit better, I feel better and sometimes I have less pain.
But my relationship with food is another story. My comfort. My drug. My addiction. I need to change how I look at food. Every diet, surgery, pill, get thin quick gimmick-I’ve tried them all. THEY DON’T WORK. What’s worse? I actually gain even more weight.
All the accountability, support, books, don’t change me.
But I’ve found something different. A plan that helps me CHANGE how I view food and eating. It’s not a “diet” it’s a LIFESTYLE shift. I’m learning to move the number on the scale. One pound at a time. I’m changing my mindset about food. There is light at the end of this journey. A lighter, freer version of me🌈
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