Friday, March 27, 2009

Turning back time


If I could turn back time, I would know that losing weight isn’t so much about cutting energy and expending more, but about confronting the issues that keep me living in the body that I have.

If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t have bought fitness magazines or read MSN so often looking for diet tips. I would have known that health isn’t about following someone’s program but listening to myself – my likes and dislikes, what my body is telling me.

If I could turn back time, I would have the self respect for myself to accept my shortcomings. I would have confronted them with love and understanding and worked towards moving forwards rather than hating myself more.

If I could turn back time, I would have started exercising a long time ago, so that I could participate with a smile on my face in all the activities that I have had the opportunity to do over the years.

If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t give up so easily. I would push past the fear and doubt, the lack of obvious results and the uncomfortableness associated with starting something new.

If I could turn back time, I would have an appreciation for the body I have.

If I could turn back time, I would have tried to live the wisdom that I already had inside of me, but refused to listen to by seeking answers from others.

If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t. I am who I am because of this journey and I’m having the time of my life.

9 comments:

  1. Once again, kudo's! Your post's never seem to lack self-reflection! Thank you for sharing - I found myself knodding in agreement with each statement!

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  2. The good thing is it is never too late and you are doing it now. Be proud.:)

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  3. you are so smart to be able to see this and not spend your life looking backwards.
    its too precious and too short.

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  4. This is brilliant. I've lost count how many times I've said the same things. You are so right.

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  5. Very smart to both learn from experience and not look backwards!

    Now if I could only get that Cher song out of my head...

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  6. Living with regrets is no way to live. Have a brief 'if only..' moment then keep looking forward...

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  7. I am so happy for you. You seem to be perfectly content where you are right now. You are an inspiration

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  8. Jen - Thank you. Self reflection has been rather useful I must admit.
    Sagan - Thanks. I do not take the credit for this wisdom though. The first thing my step dad taught me was 'never look back'. I've tried to apply it.
    Kristi - Absolutely.
    Carla - Indeed it is and it would be a boring short life if we didn't learn as we went along!
    Berni - Thank you.
    Crabby - Oops, sorry. I didnt' even think of that, but now that you mention it....if I could find a way....
    Sue - No regrets here!
    Banana - Thank you.

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