Tips From Pips
Don't live in the past - Your future depends on it.
Don’t live in the past – Your future depends on it.
It’s true that if you let things go, you can move on with your future. I know it is hard sometimes to let things go from the past, but it is necessary if you want to grow and learn and look forward to your future!
Just like losing weight, losing all of the crap from your past will lead you to a healthier happiness.
Letting go is the first step! Once you can heal from past mistakes, past hurts, past traumas – your future has so many possibilities!
Gaining weight from past trauma and mistakes was a coping mechanism for me! I used my eating disability as a coping mechanism – to cover and hide my trauma from the past. Eating was a temporary relief to block the pain of the past.
Living in an obese body for so many years, even keeping the extra weight on after having two children was so hard! I didn’t think about what I was missing out on all those years. I was limited to what I could do with myself and my children because of my weight constrictions. Being overweight is hard. It is hard on you both mentally and physically. There is no balance. It is just you and your overweight body that holds you back from doing so many other things!
It wasn’t until I reached almost 200 pounds overweight, and my children were grown, that I finally realized enough was enough! I kept the weight on all those years, not thinking about myself and my needs, but of my children’s wants and needs. They always came first, so I put myself and my mental and physical well-being on hold.
Only until they didn’t really need me anymore (well they will always need me, but they are old enough to take care of themselves now) did I realize, that I needed to put myself first. All that weight gain finally caught up with my well-being!
I was diagnosed with diabetes at a younger age. I was finally realizing that my poor eating habits and lack of exercise were keeping me held hostage from really living the life I had always planned! I was letting my past control my present and my future. And, I had enough! Looking back at memories and realizing I was missing from a lot of photos, really put things into perspective for me! I hated my Fat picture being taken – very rarely was I in a picture with the kids! They were the shining stars and not me.
I finally said to myself– no more! I want memories for my family with me in the photos – not looking overweight and unhealthy – but happy, healthy and for once -fit! No more being a couch potato and not treating my health the right way!
It was time for a change, if I wanted to live a long, healthy life with my family and make new memories I just had to make those changes. No more letting the past define who I am and who I want to be!
I am going to be the change I want to be – and so can you!
Throw the past in the garbage and do not ever retrieve it again. It is where it belongs forever.
Live your future and be FREE from your past!