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.


  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!

  2. You are so wise. Seriously.

    - Sagan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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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