Getting Healthy – A Father’s Journey
So, about 2 months ago I made a decision that I need to improve my health. I sit in a chair for most of the day working on a computer. The stress of taking care of my daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes is multiplied by my wife’s health condition over the last 12+ months as well as me being self-employed. I found that I was gaining weight, having back pain, headaches, major stress & panic attacks.. I needed a change.
After seeing the posts of a college friend on Facebook, I decided to jump in with both feet and start working on getting healthy again. I signed up for “The Master’s Hammer & Chisel” program from beachbody and also decided to become a beachbody coach at the same time in order to help provide financially for my family.
I will make more posts in the coming days and weeks about the program itself, but after completing the 60 day journey, I’ve lost over 20lbs, over 10 total body inches and am feeling much stronger. The stress of life hasn’t magically disappeared, but my body is much more prepared to deal with it. I have only had one headache in the last month (probably because I didn’t drink enough water), and my back pain is also gone. I still am tired at the end of the day, but I have much more energy to deal spend time with my kids, and take care of the house when my wife is not able to.
Even though I tell my daughter that her diabetes does not control or define her, I was letting my circumstances define me.
In the last two month’s I’ve started to take steps to take back control of my life. I still have a long way to go, but I’m making positive steps in the right direction.
If you have any questions about the program I did, or want to learn more, please contact me and I would be happy to reach out with more information!