This is a really VERY personal post for me. I was definitely going to skip this post and write a fitness routine instead, but something inside my brain told me that it was ok, and maybe someone out there could use this as an inspiration. Maybe someone that is or was going through the same, which I know for a fact I’m not the only one. So, here we go…
Ever since I was in elementary school I remember wishing to be one of those slim girls who would have the attention of all the boys and the popular people in school. Pretty pathetic right? Anyway, I spent most of my school years like that. I would have ups and downs all the time and the main thought in my head was always that being skinny would make me feel so much better and happier in general. I was wrong!
Dieting and barely exercising was the worst. I would eat most of the things I wanted but feel terrible afterwards. Having crazy thoughts and telling horrible things to myself. And sometimes even not going out to places just because I was too scared of people noticing how insecure I was of the way I looked. And on top of that, I was having terrible allergies and had to take big doses of steroids to help the itchiness. That made me gain a lot of weight and made my face look puffy and red. That was probably the lowest point of my life. It was not so long ago that I was still feeling like this. Looking for the perfect diet to help have the “perfect” body and reach the major “happiness!”
I practiced yoga a few years ago when I was very young and very lazy, lol! Clearly I had other priorities and I just went for a short period of time. It was until a couple of years ago that I decided to start doing yoga at home, I’ve always hated gyms and I knew I needed to work out for my health and to loose weight. Something amazing happened after the first few weeks of practicing yoga everyday. I just started to have this crazy energy and “clean” thoughts, for the first time in a long time I was excited for something. My mood started to change and all I wanted was to be healthy and happy and for the first time I was not so worried about my weight but my strength. That’s when I signed myself in a yoga studio and started doing Hot Power Yoga on a daily basis. I was getting stronger and healthier. Suddenly I started to get more involved in health related topics and ways to get my thyroid better (since I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism a few years ago), and my body stronger and healthier. Instead of doing crazy diets, I started to listen to my body and eating what would make me feel great.
A few months now, I decided to become Vegan for several reasons. The first one, has to be the love I have for animals and mother Earth. Secondly, my health. I did insanely amount of research and along with my doctor’s point of view I discovered the changes my body would have if I became vegan. I was mostly vegetarian at that time, but when I fully transitioned to a vegan diet, I was shocked with the results. I am so happy that I did this and I know being a Yogi helped with every great decision I’ve made since then.
Now I choose to never feel that way again and respect my body, love it and cherish it every single day.