Last January, we celebrated my best friend Jessica’s 60th Birthday on Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos. It had been on our bucket list for decades and finally, with our husband’s in tow, we got to check that one off our list.

For the most part, it was the most amazing vacation. The one thing that was hard for me, was that I always felt so uncomfortable when going to the beach or the pool. I know we’re supposed to love ourselves, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t insecure.

I always felt that people looked at me, so I’d do everything I could to cover up and told them it was because I burned so easily (It was just an excuse). I usually got over it pretty quickly but this time Jessica was able to tell that something was really bothering me and she asked if I was ok.

I told her I felt awful about being so big…mainly because of my new grandchild. I was really worried I wouldn’t be around for much of her life as Jessica is very aware that I had high blood pressure and was pre-diabetic.

A couple weeks after we got home, I got a card in the mail from Jessica. In it she thanked me for our years of friendship and the wonderful time she had for her 60th. She also wrote how she has worried about my health for years and wanted to help.

She told me about a woman she works with who completely transformed herself at 57 years old with a simple “simple 7-second hack”! She then shared a link to a video which this woman swore changed everything for her.