So we’ve made a commitment. And I am guessing now you are asking yourself what is next? well I am not a doctor. And I cannot diagnose your health concerns and symptoms. But I do know that when you’ve set a goal, a great start is creating a plan to reach that goal. And in order to create that plan, you need to know where you are starting from. Do we really know ourselves? if you read the “about me” page then you know I was fighting with myself over my weight before October 2012. And even though I knew my name, my address, my family… I didn’t really know myself. I didn’t know I had become an emotional eater, I didn’t know that my BMI was at a range that put me at risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and at risk for a heart attack. I had no idea that for my age I was considered obese. I did know that I didn’t like the person I was looking at in the mirror. I even wrote on my mirror with eye liner ” this is not you” and had an arrow point directly towards my reflection. Ok, before I ramble on did I lose you at BMI by chance? if so BMI stands for Body Mass Index. Your BMI is calculated by your height and your weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and can be an eye opener to some of your risks for diseases that come with a high amount of body fat. The scary part is the higher your BMI, the higher your risk for diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. Click the tab to figure out your: BMI TABLE you can also try this BMI calculator thanks to the American Heart Association. Once you have figured out your BMI, and have a better understanding of what your risks are and where you need your BMI to be… WE CAN BEGIN TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. One thing I realized when I began this journey was that this wasn’t going to be a diet, or some kind of temporary fix to a life long problem. But a Lifelong change to a better healthier lifestyle…. and now commend yourself. Yesterday you joined a movement with friends for a happier, healthier, longer life. And today you got real with yourself. You are fully aware of where you stand with your health. I am proud of you, and so glad you are doing this with me.
If you checked your BMI, Reward yourself by taking 5 mns just for you. Use it in a healthy way. Read through one of your favorite magazines, take a quick walk through your neighborhood, make yourself a cup of tea and relax and enjoy it peacefully or add something green to a meal today. Take a pic on Instagram and use hashtag #fitfriendssticktogether
Remember we are in this together, you are worth it, you are good enough and you already got this in the bag! You are not alone, and I personally am rooting for you.