My Life Journey

Week Three: My Starting Point


Hey there people, here is my weekly update on my progress to living a healthy and fit life. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do anything because I have been sick for three weeks; it started out as the flu, then I had a massive asthma attack and finally concluded with a chest infection. I finished my antibiotics last night and I’m finally able to sleep through the night; I am feeling stronger and able to do some light cardio…YAY; I still cough during the day but only if I talk too long or laugh a lot; now all I need is for my voice to come back and heal which I hope it will and doesn’t have permanent damage.

I have been thinking about my attitudes about fitness especially and I remember criticizing, with my best friend, the skinny women working out like crazy at the gym and we were laughing at them; why do they have to work out so hard, they’re already thin; they would be drinking their smoothies and water and we would laugh about it. 

Here’s the thing though; during my battle to become fit and healthy I was reminded of those days and realized that the reason those men and women were at the gym working their tails off was because…big revelation…fitness and health is not a one shot battle: where once you’ve lost the weight; are eating healthy and are looking fit; you can then sit back and look at how great you look and say, “my work here is done.” NO, fitness and health is an everyday, lifelong commitment, it’s a lifestyle change, not a quick fix!!! I would like to apologize to those people, although they have no idea who I am, what I was saying and where my heart was; I was wrong, I am striving to become like them and this is a life-long battle that I will keep fighting until I can’t fight anymore. I want to be like them, I want to be a health and fitness nut. 

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