What Was Your “A-ha!” Moment?

Beauty/Skincare, Daily Health Solutions
on February 28, 2011

At some point in our lives, we all have an eye-opening moment. The point at which you think to yourself, "A-ha! Now's the time. I'm ready for a change!" For some of us, it's a weight-loss a-ha moment. For others, perhaps it's a career-changing epiphany. Here are a few a-ha moments we collected on our Facebook page. Read on and then share your a-ha moments in the comments section below.

"I used to be very inactive, even though my husband was a runner. When I was 49, I went with him to Boston for the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. I saw hundreds of thousands of people who looked so happy and so fit. I thought, 'I want to do that.' I ran my first marathon that year, and have run 9 total."  — Sunny Mathews

"I NEVER ran until I saw the people from "The Biggest Loser" run a mile in the shape they were in. I was not as big as them, but I couldn't do it because I was so out of shape. Happy to say that last year I ran in two 5K's and came in 3rd place in my age group in both of them!" — Dana Binkley

"I had a heart attack and open heart surgery three years ago at the age of 39. A few months after, I started attending my 3 months of cardio rehab. I was feeling down because I could not do all the things I 'normally' did. The rehab nurse said not to expect to do all the things I did before my episoide. I was going to have a 'new normal' and a new way of doing things. That was my 'a-ha' moment. That has really stuck with me. So whenever I get down and discouraged, I always remember that I have a 'new normal' of what I can and can not do." — Alicia McDine 

"In June of 2008 — the Monday morning after Father's Day — I got on the scale and was pretty horrified. It occurred to me that with some common sense and exercise, I could probably lose three pounds by the next Monday. I did lose three pounds that week, and it gave me the push to keep going. I lost more than 40 pounds, and I've kept it off with common sense and exercise ever since." — Betsy Goebel Jones