I would have to say that one of the greatest accomplishments of my journey has been getting my BMI from “obese” to “healthy/normal.” By the time I entered into my first year of high school, I was considered obese. And I was only 15. My doctor kept telling my parents and I that unless I did something about it right then and there, I would have some serious medical issues down the road, including potential Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. But I didn’t care. I just thought, “I can’t do anything about my weight. I’ve tried before, so why bother now?” After finally feeling so over the groggy, nasty, out-of-breath, stuck in a cloudy haze feeling all the time, I knew I just had to do something about it.
I’m so glad I decided to give myself another chance to lose weight, except this time, I did it the right way! No unhealthy diet pills, no starving then binging, no Slim Fast diets and excessive exercising. Just portion control, eating wholesome foods, and daily exercise. That’s it! Nothing crazy.
I’m not going to say that looking good wasn’t one of my motives for losing weight, but getting my health in order was on the top of my priorities list! In fact, my health was so on game this year, my doctor told me to not come back for a physical next year (unless I have a dramatic change in weight). And THAT to me is what matters most; whatever will keep me out of the doctor’s office!
So today, I challenge you all to start thinking about HEALTH. Start doing this for that reason and nothing else. Do you want to enjoy your years with your family for as long as possible or deal with ridiculously costly medical expenses, high blood pressure, diabetes, or even heart attacks?! Of course not! But sadly, that’s the reality of obesity and poor health. If you’re finally ready to turn your life around and reverse the negative effects of a poor lifestyle and start developing HEALTHY habits, email me at katiegetsfit1020 Don’t let the compound effect of your choices now bite you in the butt later. Do it because you care about yourself, and your life! 😊