I was having lunch with my friend  and we got to talking about our old times and struggles, how we managed to line-up all our household and job related problems . The more we talked , the clearer it became that we have transformed our lives in a better way.

We knew that the struggles we were facing at that time were not meant to be there for rest of our lives. As soon as my friend said,”This is not the life that I can live for the rest of my life,” I immediately realised that I was no different.

It is unimaginable for me to survive with this tortorous diet. Trying my best to eat every alternate day but ending up ‘stuffing’ myself to avoid this feeling of being deprived. Obsessing over food, my body, and the weight on my scale cannot be the best way to lead a healthy life. 

And that is when I realised something. If we truly want happiness, we must ask ourselves, “what truly makes me happy?” It is no crime to do what you love. There is no guilt in enjoying this world after having achieved the best in our personal and professional lives.  

Now is the time to take proper and good care of ourselves as everything else in our lives is already been taken care of. 

And so, I refuse to be a woman with eating problems and always battling with my weight and food problems by starving myself. The days of struggle when I could not afford to make time for the gym due to professional and family responsibilities are gone. 

In fact, I hate it now  (my behaviour…not myself).  I want to live my life free from this mindset as I was living in my childhood years. We were always free to eat whatever we wanted and never had a second thought about it. 

These thoughts brought back many small yet enjoyable memories for the both of us, putting smiles on our faces. For a moment we once again  felt like happy kids who could enjoy anything and everything.

After much discussion, we decided that it was time to live like it was 1980. We would become whole and healthy and for that we will do whatever is needed. Gym and fitness routines and strong motivation will help us win.

A life free of diet plans, honouring my natural appetite , keeping my head free for more future plans beyond my next meals.That will surely nurture both my soul and body better.

We can not live our whole lives to impress everyone. Feeling comfortable with what we are and who we are is the most important to lead a happy and healthy life. We have to do things which are perfectly in alignment with our true nature. We will always fail trying to be somebody we are not.

And so before we left, we said to each other that it was time to “be OUR true selves, and that our loved ones will love us for who we are.”

Give a thought to it !!

None of the blogs or opinions expressed within are meant as advice to you or anybody else on any matter, including but not limited to, personal finance, health, or other matters of life. If you need advice, speak to a professional!

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

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