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Solving Problems With $$$$$$

I have a love/hate relationship with my body. Since I was 13 I have been an athlete. I’ve been strong. I’ve been fat. I’ve been pregnant. I’ve been skinny. I’ve attempted to burn off every calorie consumed in a day. I’ve eaten entire pies. I’ve been vegan. I’ve been a carnivore. I’ve committed. And I’ve said fuck it all.

Whatever phase I am in, one thing is certain. I have spent way too much time thinking about changing my body.

I’m pretty sure I could have written a few books, travelled the world and solved several true crimes with all that time. I certainly could have been a more attentive leader, parent and spouse.

A few years ago, I listened to a podcast by Tim Ferriss that threw me for a loop.

He said—"If you have money to solve a problem, you don’t have a problem.”

Now this flies in the face of many of my belief systems.

But I was curious.

These are the facts of the case:

1. Birthing several children has left a mark.

2. I have confirmed that not even CrossFit can change it.

3. I have money.

Well, well, well.

Looks like I could indeed apply Mr. Ferriss’s approach if I was willing to submit to a painful expensive surgery, a long recovery, and drop my ego.

I noodled on this idea for almost 3 years. I did every self-love practice I could find. I talked about it extensively with my husband. I scheduled and cancelled many appointments with plastic surgeons.

I got real. I knew that this would NOT change my life. But, I wanted to stop thinking about it all the damn time. Was that enough of a reason?