Aaannnd, it's almost that time again.....that time of the year when I reach my anniversary since I've started this whole yoga journey.....Why the title? 'The 7-year struggle"......
I normally never do a side by side comparison of THEN vs. NOW. In fact, in all honesty - digging up the THEN part of my life, is always terrifying. And this may be the only time I do this.
The girl on the left was 40. Roughly 120 lbs. Not a bad weight, but there was no muscle or definition. She, although, was fairly happy, was at the utmost prime of her life with her crafting hobby! As much as she loved her crafty endeavors and crafty friends....she, indeed, was very unhealthy. She ate too much junk food, drank too much soda (5 cans per day to be exact), she never exercised a day in her life.
She had back pain, a mom tummy that would never go away, joint pain, jaw problems - TMJ. Poor posture, the list pretty much goes on and on......
She looked in the mirror and hated what she saw, daily.
A change was needed.
She didn't like something about her life, she wanted to fix it.
Little did she know, the fix was a long road......with lots of hard work. It was a sole journey.....and today...it still is.
Today, the girl on the right is almost 47. Roughly 113 lbs. She started yoga, has introduced some weight lifting/strengthening into her practice. She ditched the soda. She drinks water. She eats a little better. Sure, she cheats with sweet stuff every once in a while, but everyone is allowed that! She has no more back pain or any of the other symptoms stated earlier.....her skin cleared up, she feels better inside.
The girl on the left, had she continued living that way, would have probably never gotten old enough to see her child grow into an adult.
The girl on the right......well, she just might.
And, to end this, the girl on the right......she ain't even done yet.....
A few more goals to be had.