I recently sent out an email to friends and family members and thought I should share it with the people who frequent my site as well!
My friends and family members,
If you known me for more than three years, you know about my struggle with obesity. If I were to combine all the weight I’ve lost and gained over the past 11 years, you’d know I have put my health at grave risk. While I have completed my weight loss goal, losing over 140+ lbs as the picture below shows, I know that the real struggle is keeping the weight off. As someone eloquently put it, “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.” That is why I’m doing the Orange County Heart Walk.
The stark reality is that my life expectancy has been reduced for my poor eating habits, that is not me being overly dramatic, it is a simple fact. The only way to live is to appreciate each day and give thanks by taking care of my body and loved ones, encouraging them to do the same.
This is not the only cause I intend to bring awareness to. My friends and I have also started an Ontario MS-Walk team, supported crowdfunding campaigns for victims of the Colby Fire, people who are trying to get a decent education, advocated for animal rights, and much more. We call ourselves The Angry Philanthropists .
Sometimes I need a quickie. No, not that type of quickie perverts! I need a quick mental pick me up to get my butt off the computer chair and into the gym. For this I turn to one hashtag (#fitfam) on two different social networks (Twitter/Instagram).
For this reason I took a moment to screenshot a few of my favorites just from today. I’ll eventually a list of my all time favorite fitness tweets! Some of these are inspirational and some are just downright funny.
Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Hckia
(if you’re on this list and would like your Tweet removed, please, PM me on Twitter or WordPress and I will gladly do so)