I am 54 and have realized that my health goals are most definitely different than when I was younger. I will sadly admit that I have been "watching" my weight since as far back as HS. I have been
"watching " it go up and down for far too long. There are so many trends and diets that come and go.. some that helped me dropped a few pounds and some that helped me lose a bunch. The issue with them all is that they are not sustainable or I finally got to a "good place", so these plans tell me I can start to eat a little more here and there and then...BOOM, the weight is back.
I have really dug deep into the WHY I want to lose weight . OF COURSE, we all want to feel good in our own skin and be proud of how we look-I am not gonna lie about that. I love being able to wear what I consider "fun" clothes these last five years. I love how I FEEL more importantly. You never know what life will throw at you as far as work, family , health, etc. I realized that feeling the best I can NOW is so important, so that when life comes out of nowhere and kicks ya in the behind, I can stand back up and brush it off.
Five years ago, I took a leap of faith and started using some natural based supplements. I still was in charge of making choices in my food and moving my body more-this is something very different than in the past. It was not a "quick fix". The funny thing is-I lost 10 pounds in the first month, because I was finally taking charge of my life. I started to feel less tired and more healthy overall. I jumped all in and have been selling these products and sharing our lifestyle plan with hundreds of people since.
I have lost and kept off 60 pounds and feel so much better. I have some new auto immune disorders that have crept in ,but these products help me manage the extreme fatigue, so I am able to function. I had to take a short break from them after my diagnosis until I could show the products to my dr to be sure they were safe with my medicine-and mannn did I feel the exhaustion and overall BLAH without my wonderful coffee. You don't realize how good something is until you stop. I was so thrilled when he said they were safe and would be fine to continue!! That first sip of brain boosting, calming collagen coffee was amazing!!
I have had two rounds of the C virus and that have affected my breathing at times. My walks with the dogs are slower and shorter, but I am working my way back up. I could be mad, or I could be grateful I can walk at all with them. I take each day with my health and find the joy whatever I can. I know that my constant walking before, during and after my illnesses have been beneficial. I know that the supplements before and after are helping me,too.
Whatever you choose to do, start today. Want to try supplements? Want to walk more?Want to lift weights? Want to swim? Want to eat less fried food? Want to drink more water? I challenge you to START today- don't focus on the weight loss,but rather on getting and staying healthy. It will help tons! Cheers to good health!!