2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

RE-LEASE:  Allow or enable to Escape from Confinement; Set Free.

The wake-up call that I needed to focus on my health came the summer of 2016 when I went for my annual physical, and was told that I was Pre-Diabetic.  This news shook me…I was seriously scared.  I had to do something about my weight and I had to do it NOW!  I have struggled with my weight since I was a child so this was not my first time at the rodeo…once again… here I was beginning the long haul of trying to take off 100 lbs.   All I could think was this has to be the LAST time…you don’t have it in you to do this again…you have got to figure this out.   With that, I knew I would have to do dig deep if I was going to make a permanent change.   I would need to examine myself honestly to get to the root of the problem, however difficult that would be… yes genetics were involved, I’m not built like a small person, but there were clearly emotional issues that I was ignoring.

Me Summer 2016


At the start of the New Year 2017 I decided to try a different approach, one that didn’t focus so much on every little calorie or bite of food that I was putting in my mouth.   I let go of the idea that I had to kill myself in the gym, be on a crazy “diet” or that my body should be a size 2…instead I decided to focus on my inner self and why it was that I kept repeating this cycle. The avenue I chose to help me on this journey is Vinyasa Yoga …it has changed my life.

I always thought that Yoga was for skinny bitches in Lululemon, and that I could never lose weight or be fit by practicing yoga…I could NOT have been more wrong.  As I did the work on my inner self, it started to show on my outer self…which is something I had never done all those other times I was dieting, exercising or just plain starving myself to be thin.  With the practice of Yoga and IntenSati I have learned to love an appreciate myself in a way that I never had before, and to let go of negative thoughts surrounding myself, my body, my 3 year old self shit…you know what I mean, and the habits and patterns that kept me feeling trapped.  Practicing Yoga while sharing space and breath with others, has helped me to live my life from a more mindful place, from a place of gratitude and self- acceptance.      I am enough now, where I am, who I am, and I am grateful for the life I live and the beautiful and amazing people in it.  I am stepping out of my own way and letting myself truly shine in all ways I am meant to, because I AM allowed to be talented, successful, beautiful, loved and healthy both physically and mentally all at the same time…WE ALL ARE!

This year I have RELEASED  83lbs and 29” into the world, along with the baggage that I had been carrying with it for way to long…done…dropped at the curb and run over by a truck.   There is a palpable lightness here that I have never felt before and it is such an incredible feeling that I want more… so I will continue on this journey to honor myself, because this is a marathon…not a sprint.

I recently had a physical and I am no longer pre-diabetic and in great health.  With the launch of my Blog “This Curvy World” I want to share my journey, to inspire and be inspired by others.  I’m excited about the possibilities 2018 will bring, as we continue to navigate This Curvy World together!


4 thoughts on “2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting”

  • There’s so much beauty and growth in reading this… This journey to drop off extra baggage is truly inspiring.

  • Hi Margo, Not sure if you remember me but I am a good friend of the family.
    I just wanted to say that you look marvelous, always have but your writings truly speaks to a happier , more content you! I love it and your blog. I woudl love to share this on my facebook page and in some of the groups I coach as yoga is on some of our agendas this year. I am leaving a link to my page and if you agree with what you see and give me permission I would love to post a link to your year of release blog writing. Thanks https://www.facebook.com/GSCLEADERTINA/

    • Hi Tina, thanks so much for the support! Please share the link to my blog…my goal is to start a conversation and provide a place for people to talk about what it means to be fit at any size, love your body, and show yourself self care, so please share with anyone and everyone you think may be interested. Also, please follow me on IG @thiscurvyworld and on my FB page thiscurvyworld. Let’s stay in touch as well and Happy New Year!

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