I have always been slim, except of course when I let myself go, which was never a problem, because I could always get back into my original shape in only a few days. That was until the mid 40s caught up with me.
Although I didn’t understand it then, my body was going through some natural changes as should happen at that age. Bottom line, my level of hormones was dropping, and my body was storing up food as fat instead of burning it off as energy. I was gaining weight faster than ever, and it was harder to get rid of the extra fat. Or so I thought.
Lately, as I get closer to being 50, I realize that my fire brigade approach to whipping my body back to shape is no longer working. Most of the fat have found a way to stay put, and has become a huge problem, affecting me both mentally and physically.
I have to carry the extra pounds around with me. This slows me down. I feel worn out and tired as I go about my day, and, I have not been as mentally alert and sharp as I should be. It is becoming more difficult to function at my best.
It can also be hard to get up and go sometimes, especially when getting dressed is a bit too much to handle. It’s not fun when I have to squeeze into some of my clothes, neither am I comfortable enough to dare a pair of shorts or cute miniskirt as I used to. That sucks!
The truth is, my body seems to have taken control of my living, and, I am tired and sick of living that way. It is time to take back control. Enough of the usual lazy and quick fix-it routines, it is time to revamp my body, and most importantly, maintain it.
That is my story. What is yours?
You have to deal with that before you can move to the next stage…eyeball your present body in the mirror.