I was finally able to get some of my old photos from the house, and among them I found this….
Before this picture, I’d come home from Russia having gained 30 pounds, and weighing very near what I do right now. But I’d pulled it all off again. Seems like some combination of Tae Bo and swimming worked wonders for me, but I gave up on both activities years ago.
Someone I trusted told me that I looked like an idiot when I did those things, and slowly but surely convinced me I should stop embarrassing us both. I wish I would have realized then what his definition of an idiot looked like, and the fact that no matter how silly might have looked, I shouldn’t have let someone else’s opinion of me stop me from doing what I enjoyed. In that sense, I really was a fool.
I can’t turn back the clock, and I don’t know that these workouts will have the same effect now that they did then. But I’m going to do them anyway, because whether or not I can get my skinny little waist back, I just might find something better. Wish me luck 🙂