If only a tablespoon of VitaMeataVegaMin was the answer to “spoon your way to health!” A healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise has been an issue all my life. I didn’t participate in sports or exercise much growing up, as I wasn’t particularly athletic and I’m basically lazy. I ate well, but way too much, mostly fried and fatty foods. Vegetables were either frozen or canned. By the time I graduated high school I weighed over 200 pounds and was not fit by any standard.
Over the years, I found activities that I enjoyed: running, aerobics, walking, bowling, and my main passion, bicycling. My interest in cycling led me to 2 long distance trips: first through New England and Nova Scotia, and in 1980, a cross-country ride from Palo Alto, CA to Montclair, NJ. This trip lasted 3 months, cycling over 5,000 miles through 12 states and Canada. When I finished, I was in the best shape ever, and stayed that way for the next few years.
My weight has fluctuated from a low of 145 to a high of 220 pounds. I tried all the structured ways to lose weight, but my commitment would eventually wane and the unhealthy habits would return. Meanwhile, my doctors and I were monitoring a family history of heart disease and diabetes. In 2009, I suffered a series of professional, financial and personal setbacks that resulted in a serious depression. The year ended when my sister died as a result of an infection, other complications of diabetes. She hadn’t listened to her doctor’s advice to take care of herself.
It was a wakeup call for me, but not soon enough. Late last year, my doctor told me I needed to start taking medication for diabetes. I did not take the news well. I refused to listen and take her advice. But, thinking of how my sister’s loss is still felt by my family and what she went through, I decided stop by Fitness Together.
Though waking up at 5:00 a.m. wasn’t my idea of a fun way to start the day, it got easier as I started seeing results. Eventually, I moved to PACK training. Working with other people was motivating and I liked the camaraderie. Now, I spend my lunch hours doing something constructive and I have more energy for the rest of the day. The results have been noticeable to myself and others. Being the vain person that I am, I love the attention and the compliments! At 56, I feel better than I did in over 25 years. My thanks to Aaron, Holly, and, especially, Jon for creating an environment that’s fun, welcoming, and motivating. I could not have done it alone!
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