Thursday, September 16, 2010

This isn't Me

Jack Sh*t has a great post which you can read here:

Jack, I know exactly what you went through because I did the same thing.

One day I woke up, and said, "this isn't me. I am not some overweight, inactive old person."

I'd been avoiding mirrors for years because they didn't reflect how I saw myself.

I avoided moving around because it tired me out.

Up until my forties, I had always been trim, fit and athletic, and somehow it just all fell to pot once I hit my forties.

My eating habits had gotten worse, not better over the years. I wasn't as athletic as I once had been, and I kept getting sick.

Something had to change, I realized, and the only way for that to happen was for me to make the changes and stick to them.

No short term diet would work, or temporary gym membership. I knew I had to find ways to eat better, eat less and spend much more time moving (note, I said "moving" not "exercising") and make these changes in a way so that they would be permanent.

I did all that, lost weight, toned up and now I like what the mirror reflects. And, in the process, as I ate better, my health got better and my energy levels shot up through the roof.

This is me.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that I only lost about a decade to obesity. I am healthier now than I was when I was a much slimmer teen, but the extra weight made me feel worse even than my teenage diet of Mountain Dew and junk. And age does definitely change things!