I shall not take for granted.

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

John F. Kennedy

As you should know, I am a huge advocate for health and wellness. So with everything negative going on right now I would like to take this opportunity to speak of my passion for this subject. And to make this statement… I will never take my health for granted!

I have worked very hard on being healthy. Both physically and mentally. And because of that, I don’t get sick very often. I catch myself saying “I am fortunate I don’t get sick very often”. I am not fortunate. I work for it. I focus my energy on it. Don’t take health for granted. Just don’t. It is life. It is your life.

I see so many people believing that exercising is about looking good. It isn’t. If that is the only reason you exercise. Pause. Re-think. Health is not about looking good. It is about feeling good. I also see so many people who look good but feel terrible. They struggle with low energy. They struggle with depression. Anxiety. Chronic pain. So if you don’t think you need to exercise because you still fit your jeans from high school, I ask you again. Pause. Re-think.

Exercise has everything to do with your physical and mental well being. So please don’t say you need to exercise just to lose weight. Try this on for size instead. ‘I need exercise…

So I can play longer with my kids,’
So I can focus better on my job’.
So I can live longer without any ailments.’
So I can fight off arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis.’
So I can have more confidence.’
So I can be a better me!!!’

If you can try those on and one or more of those fit… you are on your way there.

You may think I decided to write this because of the virus currently in our news. It was not my motivator. Just timing. I write this because I am recovering from a chest cold. Nothing major. Just put me down for the count for a week. Which in itself is not that bad. But it came a few weeks after recovering from my first cold in 4 years. So I was down twice over the past 6 weeks. It caught up with me. My energy fell. All the effort I put towards making me a better me and climbing up this mountain that is my journey became too much. I stumbled. And it didn’t feel so good. I had to work twice as hard to get back up. Remember ‘stand the fuck up’? I did. But it was hard without my health. So that is why I chose to write this. To remind you, my readers, take care of you. To remind me. Take care of me. Life is precious. Health is everything. Without it, we have so little.

Now go be a better you! Please.

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