I recently had a scare that has gotten me focused on being healthy.
I was at a big business conference and was at it for hours.
I then went back to my hotel room dehydrated, tired and dying for a shower. When I stepped out of the shower I fell and bashed my head into the sink vanity. Because I couldn’t catch myself, I really tumbled and ended up puncturing a lung as well. I was stuck in the hospital for days and missed the rest of the conference. I also was out a ton of money due to my medical bills. I was disgusted with myself. I slipped and couldn’t stop my head and body from hitting the vanity and the ground. I was so out of shape that I couldn’t keep balance. How sad is that? Now I go to a local health club and get personal training. I don’t care if I have a six pack, big beefy arms or look like Chris Hemsworth. I just want to be able to fall and catch myself. My personal trainer has been really great about working me towards my goal. We practice falling, do tons of stretches and other balance exercises. The guy is pushing me to focus on some cardio work as well. He is not impressed by my stamina either. He also thinks nutritional counseling will help me see more progress with my weight. I like the results I am seeing, even though it is early on. I don’t ever want to be in a situation where I am too weak to save myself again.