The Big Reveal
I’m going to deviate from my normal format – Silly Vanity, and venture into
For more than a year, I’ve been sharing my desperate attempts to be young, and six months ago, I decided on how much younger I wanted to be. I decided to be forty-six. I figured that subtracting fifteen years would about right.
So my husband and I began to think about food differently. That is, we decided to eat only REAL food. We have come to believe that when we eat junk food, we tend to overeat. Because no matter how much we eat, we want more, because our bodies are STILL looking for some NUTRITION.
So we started to eat real food in reasonable portions. And you know… we weren’t as hungry. We watched our intake of carbs too, but we didn’t eliminate them completely. We just cut back a little on the bread and potatoes, and upped our fruits and veggies instead.
And it didn’t take very long before our weight started coming down. And coming down.
But I didn’t want to be just slim and old. I wanted to be slim and YOUNG.
I’ve been practicing yoga for more than ten years. And I love it. But no one is kinder to me than me. I have always gone very easy on myself. So my yoga could best be called “yoga-lite.” So I decided to try just a little harder. And I got stronger.
But yoga doesn’t provide much of a cardio workout. Like my yoga-lite, I had also been playing around with a little zumba-lite. So I stopped shuffling my feet and swaying my hips and started jumping and dancing - faster, bigger, and more often.
Now I still can’t balance on one leg in yoga, and I still zumba to the right when everyone else is zumba-ing left. But I’m putting a lot more energy into my mistakes.
The whole point I am trying to make is this:
Keep at it.
Because getting and staying healthy is so great I can’t believe it.
I truly haven’t felt this good (or this young) in a lot of years. It can be done. And you can do it. It’s not easy, but it also isn’t that hard. Wholesome food simply prepared tastes good. Being able to walk a little further or dance a little longer is really satisfying.
And on the vanity side, looking good is awesome!
My husband has lost more than fifty pounds (!). I have lost 24 pounds and I’m down two sizes. I have discovered that I have fabulous legs. I have a decent belly. I even have a neck.
And guess what?
I’m forty-six again!