June 17, 2022
Time for your truth, and it may hurt! Sometimes ya just gotta give in and accept the truth as it is, even if it hurts just a little bit, or a whole lotta bit...
The truth is, time is running out. You are not getting any younger, you are just getting older, and the longer you wait, the shorter you have on time to reach your health happiness.
How many times have we been to the Dr.s for our "annual" physicals or routine blood work visits, or sicknesses and been told that we need to lose weight and become more physically active?
How many times do we just brush it off, and say next time I will make the changes or by this time next annual physical visit I will be better physically? Every visit, right?! Well, I hate to tell you this, but the truth is, if you keep waiting to make changes they will never happen, and you will end up living a shortened life. The truth is you are not healthy; you are alive, yes, but you are not truly "Alive" you are not living the healthy life you were destined to live.
Being diagnosed with Diabetes at an early age, opened my eyes wide enough to deal with the truth about how my body was deteriorating at a fast pace. If I didn't face the truth and listen to what my doctor and my family had been trying to tell me for years, I would be suffering the consequences and living in a slowly dying body. The good news about facing the truth was that I still had time to change my habits, I was still young enough to make those changes and reverse my diagnosis. I still have time to live the life I want to live. I still have time be a healthy, adventurous, motivated and energetic Grandmother when the time comes to my grandchildren!
Facing the hard truth is never easy when it comes to our own health issues, both physically and mentally. But facing the truth now about our health and well-being while we are still young, is the first positive step we can take in accepting the truth about the reality of our health, even if it hurts! And it's our first step towards accepting the changes we need to make to live a long, healthy, happy life!
Trying to grasp changes at any age can be challenging but trying to get a grip at changes later in life can be overwhelming. The time to start is now.
I was tired of being told all the time to start thinking about my health, to start taking action now. Yes, I had heard it told to me ten million times, but it "never sank" in, until I hit my "fifties", until I was diagnosed with Diabetes and until my kids were moving out and onward with their lives. Only did it "sink in" to me, when I got sick and tired of being "sick and tired"! I was not active enough and not eating well, and not feeling well.
To become mentally happy, you need to become physically happy, and to become physically happy, you need to become mentally happy. Just do it they say, you'll feel better they say. Well just doing it in my vocabulary did not exist for a very long time. It took a really, long time for me to really deal with the truth of how badly I was treating my mental and physical health. Until you can come to terms with your own truth and not someone else's, "YOUR" change will never happen.
The clock is ticking, will you find the courage to make it stop and start living your health happiness now?? The choice is yours. Tick, tock, tick, tock ...