Do you believe that life could change, for better or worse at the most unexpected times of your life? Sometimes, if we allow it, our lowest moment in life could eventually push us to at a better place. All my life, I have always been overweight. My weight escalated and reached the highest point of 120 kgs after my wedding. Due to work stress and taking care of a sick husband , I could never sustain my exercise commitment. In Nov 2011, at my age of 30,I lost my husband due to his health reasons. I wouldn’t say I was lost but I desperately needed something to hold on to, to keep me sane. After his 30th day prayers, I was determined. I started a life changing journey in Jan 2012 by adding exercise into my daily routine and slowly adapting to a new healthier lifestyle and diet. That year, I lost 20kgs. Slowly and steadily as the months progress by 2016 I lost 43 kgs in total. My journey to a healthier life hasn’t stopped. Though newly met people judge me as being fat, I smile and laugh it off because deep down I know being judgmental is always easier than taking the huge step of changing our lives.
I still have people who will seek advice to lose excess weight but not willing to start somewhere.
We all can do what we want. Yes, we have fear. But, mask it and walk on. Our loved ones need us. Your children need you. Your friends need you. The smallest step you could do, is to start small and gradually increase your efforts. The first 12 weeks will be very challenging. Trust me! There will be many temptations and people who always laugh at your efforts.
Turn your ears deaf.
Do this for you. Do it for your family and friends.
I did it for myself, because I saw how my husband suffered due to his illnesses. I did it for myself because I know he always wanted the best for me. I never gave up because I learnt to love myself.