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  • Sensei Christina Graf

It Doesn't Matter

So, you may or may not have noticed that this summer I’ve lost a bit of weight. Just enough to require some new clothes (as if I needed a reason). Usually when people comment on it, it’s because they’re hoping I’m going to reveal it was some great new diet or pill. In my case, it was a pill, well actually a needle. See I’m diabetic and this summer I was put on a medication that helped lower my blood sugars. Also, I temporarily switched out my Gi (karate uniform) for Bunker gear. Fire training was hard and I trained differently for that. There was less push-ups

and sit ups and more cursing and ibuprofen.

I’d like to take a moment and to be really honest with you and impart how my weight loss changed my life….it didn’t. Not one bit! The people that matter most to me didn’t care at all. It didn’t change the way they thought of me. I was the same mom, wife, daughter. It didn’t change the way I felt about myself. I still liked the things I always liked, hated the things I always hated. I’m not any smarter, faster, stronger and I still can’t play the guitar, lol.

The reason why I’m telling you all this, is because we all know that person, maybe it’s yourself, that has said “I wish I could lose these last few pounds”. When you hear this, remind them, IT DOESN’T MATTER. All that matters is your health. Do you feel like you can do all the activities you want to do in your life? Whether it is chasing after your kiddos, performing your job well or having the confidence to try something new. Are you fulfilling your dreams, whatever they may be? Our bodies are meant to change. What is not meant to change is how we feel about ourselves. Finding the ability to love ourselves in every stage of our life should be our ultimate goal. To be our best selves. Mind. Body. Spirit.

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