It has been a while since I visited this site.
I wish I had a very valid reason for not doing so, but the truth is: I don’t have one. I have been glorifying ‘busy’, and allowing myself to get fat and unhealthy.
If you think that writing that phrase was easy, think again.
I am a former ‘model’, I used to stop traffic, ever so effortlessly, without even knowing I was doing so.
One day, I was riding in the back of a cab when the driver got stopped by a cop in a motorcycle, for no apparent reason. After speaking with the cop outside the cab, the driver informed me that the cop had stopped us because he wanted to enjoy the sight of me a while longer. Flattering as it could have been, I found the whole incident intriguing.
Having had my moments and knowing what I know now, I am absolutely certain that even though I had ‘it’, I never truly owned ‘it’.
Today, I am 41 years old. I am 5’10″ and weigh almost 180 lbs.
I sit here, writing these words, feeling like a complete and total hypocrite. This website is “Healthy and Happy Today”, right?
Well, at least the ‘Happy’ part is true.
I made a conscious decision a while back that I would never be unhappy, no matter what. Life is way too short to be otherwise. I met the man for me. We built a home together. We have a wonderfully healthy relationship, and we are in it for the long run.
Meanwhile, my exercise regime suffered. Between wanting to come home to my loved one, and being unable to find a convenient gym, I trusted that my fabulous metabolism would take care of the rest.
But, it didn’t.
And, here I am. Pouring my heart out to you. You, whom I don’t even know.
That last statement makes this place as safe as it is vulnerable, for I am about to share my ‘journey to health’ with you.
That is, if you choose to keep on reading.
And, even better: if you choose to share your own ‘journey to health’ with me.
Here’s my challenge: I will post my progress on a daily basis. By keeping this public diary, I will keep myself accountable. I will share my memories, ongoing story, setbacks, and tips.
As of today, nobody is following (let alone joining) this adventure, so I will treat these posts as if they were journal posts. I pledge to be truthful, honest, and kind to myself.
Here’s to new beginnings!