Making Fitness Enjoyable!

I was an overweight woman who never liked to admit that I needed to lose weight. I was completely out of shape and I badly needed to go on a diet! I know there are millions of people around the world who share the problem I used to have and I would like to share my story to give them some inspiration.

Gaining weight is easy thanks to the countless fast food chains, unhealthy snacks, and carbonated drinks available at easy dispense. But losing that weight is a difficult task. You might have been procrastinating about going on a diet and exercising for weeks or months, but you always get lazy, right? Trust me; I have been in your shoes. I always beat the bush when people talked about fitness, diet programs, or exercise.

It was a sudden pain in my abdomen and loss of eyesight that made me visit the doctor. I was told I had Type 1 diabetes. Only when you are informed about a disease you carry do you realize the importance of life. This turning point made me learn about diabetes management. I learnt that diabetes was caused mainly by an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. My hectic life kept me busy enough to prepare healthy food for myself that had nutritional benefits, and as I mentioned earlier, the sound of the word ‘exercise’ just made me lazier. My enlightenment about the causes of diabetes led me to understand ways of controlling my sugar level, which was going to happen from proper exercise! Regular exercise not only controls the body weight, but also the blood sugar and thus, manages diabetes. I began exercising at least 30 minutes every day to reduce the risk of heart disease, which can be caused from diabetes, and to maintain my health and fitness.

In addition to exercise, I also have started cooking healthy meals. I take recipes from the Internet of different salads and nutritional foods that have low levels of sugars in it. From the extra effort that I have input in my life, I have reduced my weight and controlled my diabetes. My story is just a way of telling you that you must stay healthy and look after your health at all costs, and never get lazy when it comes to exercise or diet programs. If I had been more careful and less lethargic, I may have avoided becoming a diabetic patient. So take care of yourself before it’s too late!

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