Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day Twenty: Before/After

There was a time, not so very long ago, that I was 100% positive I would never again be anything but chunky. I didn't bother holding on to clothes that were too small because I was completely convinced I would never fit into them again. I was resigned to have back pain from just sitting being winded from walking half a block.

I never imagined I would be participating in 5k's. Or going on Turkey Trots just for the fun of it. I never ever thought I would be at the gym so often that the instructors recognize me. Or leave the gym covered in sweat and feel so satisfied.

I was stuck for a long, long time. And even though I thought about how much easier my life might be if I were skinnier..I didn't understand what it would really mean to finally be pro-active about my life..and my health..and my happiness. It has been a re-wiring of my thoughts, how I look at myself, and how I treat my body. It has been a transformation of habits. It has been eye-opening and empowering.

Life is good on the flip side.