The pandemic has lasted much longer than expected. As I settle in and embrace the life changes brought on by Covid-19, I reflect on how it forced me to make life adjustments. The masks became my fashion accessory, workouts were outside vs. the gym, work became remote and food was outsourced to Uber Eats. It was during this time that I recognized I could emerge heavier or healthier after the pandemic…I chose the latter. Choosing to become healthier was not just decreasing the size of my body, it was also decreasing the amount of stress I was enduring. Stress can be impactful in a wellspring of ways, and I had no idea how taxing my environment was until I took a step back and choose “ME”.