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I started my journey because all I want to be is healthy. I’m 22 years old and I have spent the majority of my life under pressure from weight that shouldn’t be there. I want to be able to enjoy running. I want to know that I am healthy without needing to touch a scale. I want to live my life as a happy, independent, adult woman living a healthy lifestyle with a loving family, great friends, and a career that I am passionate about. I’m so far off to a great start with all of those except for the health part.
I have PCOS, an insulin-resistant disease, which is often a precursor to diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. I am also borderline hypertensive and have exercise-induced asthma. And all of this scares the crap out of me because every year that I spend overweight puts me at that much more of a risk for DEATH before retirement.
I have two overweight parents; both are suffering from hypertension and one with diabetes, so my chances of developing more serious health conditions like diabetes or heart disease is much higher because of genetics.
I don’t WANT to lose weight. I NEED to lose weight. All of these are my biggest motivators.
When I reach my goal, I can finally be satisfied with my health and life. I have a lot of heart in me and a lot of things that I need to accomplish before I die, but my current body doesn’t match that and I need to change in order to do everything I want in my life to the fullest. I can’t wait for the day where I can finally throw out my scale and just KNOW that I am healthy without a number in front of me.
Love and Health