This year has opened my eyes to the realities of what could happen to me if I don’t become serious about my health. As I witnessed someone close to me lying in a hospital bed due to a rather dramatic increase in sugar levels, it hit me that if I don’t shape up and change my eating and workout habits, that will be me. I shook the thought away and left the hospital determined to make a change.
A Quick Back Story
In my senior year of high school, I was hit with the reality of the effects of my unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise. Right into the first semester, I began to notice a change in my body. I was urinating more than usual, headaches were becoming more frequent, and my level of tiredness increased. After the symptoms became unbearable, I went to the doctor.
That had to be the most nerve-wracking doctor’s appointment ever. I was nervous about my health and what could be wrong with me. After discussing my symptoms and concerns with the doctor, she had a nurse draw blood so that she could see what was happening.
When she walked back into the room, she dropped some severe news into my lap. She said, “It looks as though you have diabetes.” It didn’t register to me at first what she told me, but when given the instructions to get more blood work done to confirm what she found out, I couldn’t control my tears. “Why was this happening to me?” I thought to myself.
After multiple tests, I found out I wasn’t diabetic. My doctor did warn me that if I didn’t change my eating and exercise habits, I would become a diabetic.
So, what did I do? I went home and slowly changed my unhealthy habits. Years later, I’m happy to say that I’m in better shape, but I still have work to do.
The Journey Begins Now!
I’m taking you guys along with me as I venture on this journey to fit. I’ll share with you fitness updates, workouts that will help you tone and increase endurance, and different foods that I’ve incorporated into my diet.
To start this fitness journey, I would like to share some simple exercises I do after waking up in the mornings and before I lay down for bed at night. It’s easy and requires little effort. Done consistently, you’ll begin to see results.
Jog in Place for 3 Minutes
30 Leg Raises
Those practical yet straightforward exercises will get you well on the way to becoming more fit. Let me go ahead and mention that I am not a personal trainer by any means. I am a woman on a mission to getting healthier, and I hope that I can encourage you to do the same.
Join me as I venture on this journey to fit!