Prompt: Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011?
What healed me this year?
Not to continually bring up the same thing, but it was all due to signing on with my personal trainer, Joe. In January I wanted to get in shape and lose weight. My boyfriend and I joined a gym together and they had a special deal where you could get four sessions with a personal trainer for a cheaper rate. We both signed up, quickly realized that working out with Joe could change our lives and signed on for longer. Joe revamped our diets as well as encouraging us through physical exercise. He made me keep a food diary and put me on a very strict diet. I had to work out just about every day…and I did everything he asked (I think he was totally shocked by that!). I lost about 40 pounds in 6 months and since then have maintained that loss. I’ve also gotten into running and now I love exercising, sweating, and being sore from a tough workout. I feel strong and healthy, and am so much happier! (And my boyfriend is totally ripped now—he was thin before and put on about 30 pounds of muscle and looks fantastic!)
Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution?
It was more of a drip-by-drip evolution. Each week my diet got easier to follow, each week I felt stronger and in better shape. Losing weight is obviously a slow process, but it was much faster with Joe’s help and encouragement.
How would you like to be healed in 2011?
Well, I have no idea. I don’t have anything obviously wrong with me at this time that needs healing…I guess we’ll see what life throws at me? Whatever happens, I’d just like to be able to handle it well without stress-eating, which I am pretty sure I can do. We’ll see!