Healthy Living: I Want This Forever

January typically is the time of year when folks make year long resolutions and at atop the list is to get in shape, lose weight, etc. So it's understandable why at the beginning of the year a staff member at my gym asked me what my New Year's Resolution was. With a glance and a smirk, I replied, "I want this forever." Another remark that always intrigues me is "Summer's coming." Okay, so? For me, there is no season or occasion. You see, my goals are lifelong. You don't catch me at the gym only at the first part of the year. I don't only eat right once in a while. I have made a conscious effort to change my life for good. I realize that shedding the pounds is only part of the big picture. Once I've shed the pounds and am at my desired weight there'll be other areas I will work to improve. I want a healthy, active lifestyle forever.

The Obesity Epidemic is REAL!

The evidence of an epidemic is everywhere.

· Two-thirds, more than 190 million Americans are
overweight or obese.

· Obesity-related diseases are a $147 billion dollar
medical burden every year.

· Childhood obesity has tripled in the last thirty years

Source: CBS News