2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

RE-LEASE:  Allow or enable to Escape from Confinement; Set Free.

The wake-up call that I needed to focus on my health came the summer of 2016 when I went for my annual physical, and was told that I was Pre-Diabetic.  This news shook me…I was seriously scared.  I had to do something about my weight and I had to do it NOW!  I have struggled with my weight since I was a child so this was not my first time at the rodeo…once again… here I was beginning the long haul of trying to take off 100 lbs.   All I could think was this has to be the LAST time…you don’t have it in you to do this again…you have got to figure this out.   With that, I knew I would have to do dig deep if I was going to make a permanent change.   I would need to examine myself honestly to get to the root of the problem, however difficult that would be… yes genetics were involved, I’m not built like a small person, but there were clearly emotional issues that I was ignoring.

Me Summer 2016

 

At the start of the New Year 2017 I decided to try a different approach, one that didn’t focus so much on every little calorie or bite of food that I was putting in my mouth.   I let go of the idea that I had to kill myself in the gym, be on a crazy “diet” or that my body should be a size 2…instead I decided to focus on my inner self and why it was that I kept repeating this cycle. The avenue I chose to help me on this journey is Vinyasa Yoga …it has changed my life.

I always thought that Yoga was for skinny bitches in Lululemon, and that I could never lose weight or be fit by practicing yoga…I could NOT have been more wrong.  As I did the work on my inner self, it started to show on my outer self…which is something I had never done all those other times I was dieting, exercising or just plain starving myself to be thin.  With the practice of Yoga and IntenSati I have learned to love an appreciate myself in a way that I never had before, and to let go of negative thoughts surrounding myself, my body, my 3 year old self shit…you know what I mean, and the habits and patterns that kept me feeling trapped.  Practicing Yoga while sharing space and breath with others, has helped me to live my life from a more mindful place, from a place of gratitude and self- acceptance.      I am enough now, where I am, who I am, and I am grateful for the life I live and the beautiful and amazing people in it.  I am stepping out of my own way and letting myself truly shine in all ways I am meant to, because I AM allowed to be talented, successful, beautiful, loved and healthy both physically and mentally all at the same time…WE ALL ARE!

This year I have RELEASED  83lbs and 29” into the world, along with the baggage that I had been carrying with it for way to long…done…dropped at the curb and run over by a truck.   There is a palpable lightness here that I have never felt before and it is such an incredible feeling that I want more… so I will continue on this journey to honor myself, because this is a marathon…not a sprint.

I recently had a physical and I am no longer pre-diabetic and in great health.  With the launch of my Blog “This Curvy World” I want to share my journey, to inspire and be inspired by others.  I’m excited about the possibilities 2018 will bring, as we continue to navigate This Curvy World together!

 



2 thoughts on “2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting”

  • There’s so much beauty and growth in reading this… This journey to drop off extra baggage is truly inspiring.

  • Hi Margo, Not sure if you remember me but I am a good friend of the family.
    I just wanted to say that you look marvelous, always have but your writings truly speaks to a happier , more content you! I love it and your blog. I woudl love to share this on my facebook page and in some of the groups I coach as yoga is on some of our agendas this year. I am leaving a link to my page and if you agree with what you see and give me permission I would love to post a link to your year of release blog writing. Thanks https://www.facebook.com/GSCLEADERTINA/

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