Quote for the Week on life with health

Can you say you are truly living if you have no life, no vibrance in you?

Individuals who opt to be chronically ill (obese, not cancerous) do not live life to the fullest. I feel much happier now than when I was overweight. I maintain higher levels of energy and vitality. I am curious about the world and wish to do everything my heart desires today and everyday. I can love my husband. I can walk for long distances. I can swim in the ocean. Moreover, I have the energy and life inside of me to do those things.

Of course overweight and obese individuals have the ability to do the activities I mentioned. However, most don’t engage in said activities regularly or ever for they lack the motivation to do so. Simply standing up requires much more effort when you have 30+ kilograms of extra body weight and your body lacks the proper fuel to energize it. When I lack energy, I don’t have the desire to engage physical activities. I can imagine that overweight and obese individuals feel that way all the time if they don’t eat healthfully or engage physical activity.

Don’t miss out on truly living because you aren’t healthy. Do something. Decide to positively transform yourself and your habits and actually live your life. Don’t waste your life by sitting on the sideline. Live your life. Play with your kids. Run the marathon on your bucket list. Swim in the ocean. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Ride the roller coasters at the amusement park. All of these endeavors are possible; the only obstacle in your way is yourself.

  • Updated a couple of years ago
Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.