My Ongoing Journey to Health and Happiness
I’ve fought with fat my entire life. Sometimes I win for a bit, but most of the time I don’t. In order to get motivation to even move my body, I have to first work through my DnA – Depression and Anxiety – something that I’ve developed and struggled with for the past six years. I look to fitness gurus and find wonderful people with chiseled bodies whom I am quite proud of, but none of them look like me, nor do they resemble what I believe I would look like unless I quit my jobs as a TV Producer and Adjunct Media Professor and dedicated three to six hours a day in the gym and ate lettuce and chicken.
So I decided to put my own journey out there in order to help transform our way of thinking about health and happiness. Because one leads to the other, and visa versa. But first we have to defeat the negative self-talk, then get up off the floor, then get moving. And then do it again tomorrow.
For me, the fat on my body is the result of being defeated by DnA. I already have to work harder than most to even maintain health because that’s just the body I own. I then have to work through feelings of anxiety and depression which sometimes can be completely debilitating, and although movement is often the anecdote, in those moments it’s the most difficult thing to do.
I’m here to let you know that you are not alone. That together we can find the motivation to beat our own DnA and get up to move our bodies. We can and will nourish our bodies, our minds, and our souls. And our results may not be a six pack, but I’m committed to doing the work to love myself no matter what, and honor whatever my body ends up looking like when I become my healthiest, happiest self. So let’s do this.