“I woke up one day, saw my reflection in a mirror, and realized that I felt like I was living in a foreign body. It hurt to go down a set of stairs. My clothes felt miserable and were unflattering. It seemed to me that there was a “real me” that was healthy, vibrant and sexy just begging to emerge from the fat-suit I had built up around myself over time with depression and stress-related eating habits.
I knew I was ready to change my life and lifestyle that very day. I cannot describe how extraordinary it feels to now have my reflection in the mirror or in store windows match my internal view of myself, the “real me.” Even more importantly, I cannot ever express how amazing it feels to live in a body that is strong and powerful again, climbing mountains and running up or down stairs. This is the healthy body I get to live in for the next 50 years of my life.