Getting Back Our Health

It’s been almost a year since I wrote my last blog post. Why? The simple answer is I let one negative comment and subsequent email derail my writing. That one negative comment cut me to the core, and I began to question everything I did. I stopped writing openly. I stopped sharing my thoughts. I stopped my healthy life journey. I stopped being me. 

We live in such a negative world where people are constantly at odds with each other and themselves. We think it’s our civic responsibility to point out other people’s faults without taking consideration of our own. We see each other as competitors instead of brothers and sisters. We don’t make the world better by constantly correcting each other. 

Getting from there to here. 

The last year has been filled with hills and valleys. Making adjustments and accommodations as life threw me curve balls and granted me with abounding blessings. As my health took a self-made detour, the scale went up and has remained at the steady unsightly number I am too ashamed to say outside my bathroom walls. I’ve missed out on life changing moments only to eat away my pain in silence. Until only recently, when my husband’s life altering health challenge has shown both of us the dire need of getting back our health. 

Taking control of our health 

Most people don’t make changes to their health until the whistle blows and they’re lying in a hospital bed wondering “How did I get here?” Putting the pieces together in your mind, they really knew how they got there. Opting to sit in front of the TV instead of going for a walk, sleeping in that extra hour instead of working out, eating all the wrong foods thinking “It’s okay, it won’t hurt me!” Drinking everything else except water. Sitting, working, sleeping, eating too much. 

Now our quality of life depends on us making the necessary changes so we can get back to being as healthy as we can. It’s not just about food choices, it’s about quality of life choices. We’ll never know how healthy we could have been but we can make these changes now and be as healthy as we can be possibly reversing the damage we’ve done thus far. 

I know this journey will have its highs and lows…I hope we can travel this journey together, taking it one step at a time. All I ask is your love and understanding in hopes that we may turn this journey into a friendship. 

Life’s health


One thought on “Getting Back Our Health

  1. Hey šŸ™‚ I didn’t put the two together šŸ™‚ So happy that you’re both on the mend. Sorry about your migraine.
    If you find a cure for that, let me know.
    I know someone who is plagued by them.
    Yet, very slim trim, active a ball of fire.
    I too eat when the world is falling apart around me šŸ˜¦
    It seems to cause the pain to be less, cause your brain can only
    send signals of Pain? or pleasure? ( the taste buds are like opium šŸ˜¦ )

    So, replacing the taste buds with other options is a difficult task.

    My husband to be 69 in June, and I to be 65 in April, put up sheet rock for my sister this past Sun., her son who took money
    to do it, and it was to be finished last spring, always has an excuse šŸ˜¦ Now
    the back of both of us are HURTING. I didn’t know each piece weighed 52 pounds ! I slept around 2 hours last night.

    I started TAI CHEE from an instructor on the net. It has given me balance unbelievable.
    I need it šŸ™‚
    Hugs to you and Joe.
    Sorry so long a comment.

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