Hope you have found success in a health and wellness challenge of your own. I know I have. It continues to be a struggle. It is a fight though, that I’m happy to be in. I mean really, its a fight for my life. If I don’t form the foundation for healthy habits now, when will I be able to. Why even wait. Now is always better that later.
Diabetes, hypertension, and cancer run in my family. I am not just talking about a second cousin’s, mother’s step-brother’s, uncle. My Grandma has cancer and diabetes. My Aunt is battling cancer. My father is on heart medication and has always had problems with hypertension. I can go on and on, which is unfortunate. This affects me more-so because none of these family members are obese, or have even had weight issues. If you have ever met my father, you would never believe he’s been sick a day in his life. He’s an absolute Ox! You may say to yourself, you feel fine, or even be comfortable and confident with your body image. I felt the same way.
I started this journey feeling good, but I wanted to feel great. I want to continue feeling great. In life there are certain things you can control. Somethings you cannot. Like genetics. At this point, I’m learning to be an architect. I am drawing up a blueprint that fits me now, and something I can grow into. I don’t feel limitations, and I don’t want to believe that there is anything I can’t do. I can only take this one day at a time, and each day is my own little victory.