Here recently I’ve found myself sharing ‘my story’ a bit more than usual. I’m not sure why, but it’s just seemed to happen that way. I think it’s because I’m seeing so many women who are in the same place I was in what seems like a few short years ago.
For one, I was sick. While I can honestly say I’ve never been overweight (keeping it real), I have been unhealthy. I learned really quickly that just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean you’re healthy! #testify
When I was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29, it was not my life that flashed before my eyes. It was school plays, graduations, weddings, grandchildren and a life of retirement, front porches and rocking chairs that motivated me to keep going. And at times, the ability to put one foot in front of the other.
Needless to say that was life changing. And so with dial up internet booted, I began my journey to better health. I also realized that it was up to me – I was in charge of this one body I’d been given and it was up to me to take care of it to the best of my ability.
The problem is I had no idea what to do. Throughout my 30s I tried to “eat right” but always floundered, never really having a realistic plan I could stick to. Each new “thing” left me feeling guilty or afraid of ‘eating the wrong thing’ and when I couldn’t keep up, feeling like a failure. Again.
Does this sound familiar to you? While hopefully you’ve never faced a life-threatening disease before (or maybe you have or on the brink of it), you could be staring at the door of uncertainties about your health.
And I don’t share this to scare you, but I only want it to encourage you. Seriously. I know it’s an cliche’ but “If I can do it, you can too!”
I was a junk food junkie! My lunch was usually canned Vienna Sausages, Saltines and an Orange soda. I’ve been down the road of eating whatever I wanted when I wanted only to find myself facing death because of it.
But YOU. You can be different. You can stop disease before it happens. YOU can take care of your body. You can make a change.
Yes, change is hard. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE. Everything is possible my friend. Everything.
How can you make a change to better your health today? Just ONE thing. Don’t try to change 20, but just one.
Don’t think about your past. Don’t think about your failures.
You cannot reach your goals of the future if you still have one foot chained to the failures of your past.
In Love and In Health!