When I was younger, all I wanted was to be skinny. I’ve always been “bigger”, and I wanted to be able to shop in any store I wanted. I wanted not to cringe at the thought of having to buy a bathing suit. I wanted people to look at me and see me, not see my size. I wasn’t concerned about how I lost the weight, but just that I lost it. The goal was simply to be small! Unfortunately, crash diets only end with you back in the same spot you started from, or worse.
As I’ve continued on this journey called life, the way I look at my size has changed a little.
I still want to be able to shop in any store I want, though this one is less of an issue now with so many more stores catering to all sizes. I no longer cringe at thought of buying a bathing suit. And if someone looks at me and only sees my size, that’s their issue, not mine. Age, and a little bit of therapy can bring a whole lot of wisdom into any situation.
Now, instead of wanting to be “skinny”, I want to be fit. I want to be healthy and strong. I want to be confident that my body can do everything I want it to. As a population in general, we are living a lot longer lives, and I want to be able to run, jump and twist for my whole life. I want to be moving until the day I die. There is a 99 year old woman, who is about to turn 100, who is still teaching yoga. I want to be her! I don’t want my body to fail me as I grow older. I plan to be like a fine wine, and get better with age!