Flash back Friday!
I don’t have too many photos of me back then. I tried my best to look as thin as I could or to find ways to hide the tummy because ya, I was embarrassed.
I wasn’t embarrassed about my size,I was embarrassed about what my size showed I was doing to harm my body and more importantly my brain.
I let myself get to that point where I would look in the mirror, be so disgusted with myself, my behaviours and my choices, and I would get so emotionally upset that I would end up throwing my hands in the air like what’s the point and go eat some more pizza or buy another bottle or two of wine.
It was hard, and I had basically given up on trying to better myself in anyway. The weight kept coming and I kept eating. I’m a short one, 5’3 tall and a healthy weight for me is about 120. I kept seeing the scale going up in a years time and eventually I saw the number I never thought I’d see for me, 140. That number was a breaking point for me. And at this point it wasn’t just about the weight but also about my joints.
With the weight also came arthritis in my knees. I cried myself to sleep many nights in a row because the pain was so bad. I could barely walk the stairs or even drive my standard car because my knee would lock up when hitting the clutch.
I blamed it on genetics and dance which both partly are true as I still sometimes deal with the arthritis but now that I have it more under control I realize it had everything to do with the fact that I was doing absolutely nothing to help it and everything to increase the pain.
Exercising, eating superfoods and drinking water/ staying hydrated daily are the key ingredients to keeping your body and mind healthy. It even helps with preventing vision loss!
So whatever you do, don’t ever stop moving your body, if it hurts it means you aren’t moving it enough and you need to keep moving it and building muscles to keep all your joints strong and moving.
When you leave your car sitting in the garage for a year, it’s likely not going to operate very well. It needs an oil change, it needs new fresh gas. Our bodies are the same in that, when they stop moving, they stop working!
I got you boo! 😘