You may wonder why I chose this title? And why I believe this will be my 2021 slogan?
As I shared in Rollercoaster, as a long term diabetes survivor, I have been dealing with many health challenges alongside HIV during the difficult year 2020. Most of that year I also suffered heavy menstruation, related to drops in my iron level and anemia. Because of this I could not exercise regularly, losing confidence when doing simple things like walking or cycling. Sometimes I thought I was about to have a heart attack!
So I gave up the only sport I really enjoyed before Corona came into our world. Do you know what it is? WALKING. Before these health issues I would walk 5 to 7 km daily and 15 km once per week. I liked walking, being in the nature, smelling fresh air and giving me inspiration.
I became really unhappy about my health and I started fantasizing about walking on the road again and wishing that I got rid of the extra weight gained. And on top of that, my diabetes became worse and I needed to increase my medication which was already a lot.
When they told me that I would finally be helped with my bleeding problem, I could not wait to get on the operation table to get control over my life back. Before I entered surgery on 19/11/2020, I promised myself that if I would come back safely and start walking everyday the moment I would be allowed to exercise again.
So, the day after I got the green light from the hospital, I kept my promise and started walking again. I set myself two goals: 1) Get rid of the extra diabetes tablets and 2) reduce weight so I can fit my wedding dress again. Every single day since the green light, I walked at least 10 km and I increased it to at least 15 km per day during the weekends!
Two weeks into my push to regain my health and confidence, I got my first check-up with my diabetes doctor since my surgery. She was very surprised when the results came in, asking me "What did you do to make your diabetes go down so quickly?" I said "walking 10-15 km everyday". So she told me that I could immediately reduce the number of tablets and that if I would continue to improve, I could even take less.
I was so happy to see the immediate positive result of my hard work and that I am already on my way to achieve my first goal. I can't wait for the day I am ready to find my wedding dress and start trying if it fits!
Achieving these positive results, makes me more motivated than ever! I am losing my weight, I am gaining more energy, my sex is great, and my husband is happy.
I love the Healthy New Me, with a positive mind doing positive walks.
This blog was originally posted on hivstigmafighter.
Great job well done!
This was so very inspiring! Awesome job sis!!!
great job love this and def
great job love this and def got some motivation just reading this.
Way to go!
Big congrats on following your own guidance here. Wishing you tons of new walking exoeriences in beautiful places. I am proud of your accomplishment.