Walking My Way Back To Me
A wee bit about me prior to The Secret:
Four years ago, I was toppling the scales at almost 300 pounds. I had lost my will to live, lost every life desire and had given up on myself. I found myself on the boulevard of broken dreams with a heart that had been pulled through the eye of a needle. My health was staggering out of control and every organ; every fiber of me was aching and my body was beginning to back up and shut down.
I am a performer by profession and teach musical theater and even that had become a chore and a source of stress. I’m a single mom of a teenage son, also a performer and who had resigned himself to the fact that he was going to live his adult life without his mom. We had been told by many health professionals that I was a walking ticking time bomb and nothing was hitting home. Not the pleas from my family nor the white foam coming out of my mouth and nostrils at night caused acute GERD.
IN August 2010, after a routine medical procedure in a doctor’s office left me humiliated and literally covered in vomit, I was faced with the very real choice: You either continue on this path or you choose to live. I had to drive home with bodily fluids all over me and pulled into a driveway to find my son on his knees begging and screaming at me to stop the insanity.
I had to make a choice between junk food or my Son.
My son won!
So on August 27th, 2010, I started on a health and wellness journey which has resulted in me turning my entire existence around. As of June 2012, I am now down 150 pounds through back to basic no-nonsense healthy eating and exercise. No gimmicks, no fancy pills, no shakes, no surgery, no medical clinics, just plain old fashioned common sense healthy eating and exercise.
As a result of my success I am inspiring others to do the same. I am back dancing, I am back performing, I am back acting, I am back teaching and I am back living. I have reinvented myself and have totally transformed all of my life. I look and feel alive and am the healthiest I have been in 20 years. I’ve started up my own Weight Loss Support Group and I am out in the Province of Ontario, Canada doing motivational speaking. My proudest achievement is that in December of 2011 I became a Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor and I am embarking on a Health/Wellness Fitness Career, along with my son, who is a Certified Personal Trainer.
My entire landscape has changed physically, socially, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and financially. 4 years ago I was at the end of my rope. I let the rope go and have hitched my wagon to a star and the sky is the limit. I am also releasing my inspirational journey through my autobiography, “Walking My Way Back To Me” which will be released on November 3rd.
Last Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, I picked up the book The Secret from of my boyfriendâs shelf and took it home and opened it up while sitting on a lawn chair overlooking the Grand River in Paris Ontario. I didn’t put it down for 2 hours!!!
I cannot begin to explain what has transpired within me in just one week.
I do a great amount of physical activity to keep my weight off and to continually ensure that my body benefits from my new found lifestyle. As a result of that I have sustained physical injuries to my knees, and my joints are sore from weight training, Zumba, cycling and excessive walking. I also have dealt with an enormous amount of negativity from friends reacting to my weight loss and my very public transformation.
While Iâm healthier, it hasn’t been a rosy road.
That is until I picked up The Secret.
The battered and sore knees have began to heal. The sore shoulders have eased. The swollen ankles have disappeared. My thoughts regarding past friends who seemingly wronged me have turned into praise and blessings. I have learned to forgive. I have learned to focus on what I have and instead of hampering on what I’ve lost, weight included. I have turned my feelings into what I have and concentrating on what I want. I am nicer to be around. I smile more. I sing, I hum and I am experiencing return of people in my life whom I welcome back. And this is just the beginning!!