May 10, 2018 at 11:47 am #1711Deidre MitchellParticipant
I have gots to do something about being overweight. It makes no sense to me, that i know exactly what to do and how to get there, but I just don’t. And I have all the excuses on earth, “I dont have time…I’m tired..I rather bone (LMAO).” And having been athletic all my life, until about 2 1/2- 3 years into my previous marriage, and having been in the military, you would think that i would be foaming at the mouth to get back in the gym. But, as they say, the longer you stay away, the harder it is. However, its like this.
Black women are dying in droves to heart disease, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular and blood related issues. My mother passed away at 36 from Pulmonary Embolism, and she also suffered from Hypertension. My brother and I are 11 years apart, and I will never talking to him when he turned 37 some years back, and he said, “Well, I made it.” He was referring to making it past the age was when our mom died. I am now 37, and even though I have as well, it still doesn’t make me question my mortality any less, especially considering my lifestyle habits aren’t the best.
As of Monday I have a gym membership at “The Y” along with my brother, because we both look like two fluffy baked potatoes. I refuse to keep making excuses to not take care of myself, when if someone called me right now and said they needed help, I would stop what i was doing to make sure I at least heard them out. So why not take more consideration and show more love to myself?
Don’t let everything else take precedence over you and your life. Be good to you, first.
May 13, 2018 at 11:59 am #1713Shemeka MichelleKeymaster
So we can have forums in groups?? I’m still learning. I agree. Sometimes we neglect ourselves the most. I don’t think you realize (or maybe you do) how thought provoking your post are. I’m about to take care of me. I’m going to run me a hot bath and soak in the tub while I drink a beer. I know you were talking about being healthy and a beer doesn’t fall in line with that lol. But fuck it, that’s what I’ want to do right now just for me. Thanks Deej!
May 15, 2018 at 10:02 am #1714Deidre MitchellParticipant
Girl that is healthy!! If thats what it takes to make sure you are rested and can go on with life, Im a full supporter!! LOL!! Thanks for the compliment Shemeka!!!
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