Why I'm committed
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Here's why I'm committed to MY journey to being healthy.
I want to live a long time. I do. I want to live long enough to see my son settled, hopefully happily married with a child or two. But more than that, I want the time I am here on the planet to be as pleasant as possible. I know there will be more aches and pains as the aging process takes place. I know that someday, I will die of something. I want to feel good for as long as I possibly can. When I got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 4 years ago--it shook me to my core. I was angry at myself for my poor eating habits and not doing what I could do to prevent that disease. It may have happened anyway, but I sure led a lifestyle that brought it on much sooner. I don't ever want to be on insulin. I don't want any of the complications that come from diabetes if I can prevent them. I was so angry at myself that I struggled to make the necessary changes. But somewhere along the line, my brain kicked in again. It is not just that I feel like I owe it to my family to take care of myself, because I do, but it is more that I feel like I owe it to myself. I spent my whole life taking care of others and neglecting myself. That got me obese, hypertensive and diabetic, fatigued and depressed. I realized I had to make a choice. I chose me.