Nutrition and Fitness

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Ayana Venson
University of Phoenix

Fitness and nutrition plays a tremendous part in our everyday life. What we choose to eat and how we choose to eat it decides whether we live a healthy lifestyle or we live an unhealthy lifestyle filled with diseases and ailments. I know this for a fact that being obese causes these particular ailments. There are various ways to fix being unhealthy or obese. This happens through practicing proper nutrition and exercise.

I am currently considered to be obese and have been for most of my life. I always knew it and accepted it but now it is starting to take a toll on my health. My weight has always fluctuated but prior to having my daughter I have been able to control it. During my pregnancy I knew that my weight was truly an issue because I was diagnosed as being a gestational diabetic. I was then informed that this could possibly lead to being a Type 2 Diabetic. I ended up having to give myself insulin shots every day of my pregnancy to avoid harm of unborn child. After having my child I was prescribed some medication for weight loss and lost 40 lbs. This was very exciting and I could finally see the light, until my doctor stopped the prescriptions. I then gained my weight back and then some.

Because of my current weight gain I have become extremely depressed and exhausted. Not to mention my mother was recently diagnosed with diabetes and this truly did not help. I have since gone to the doctor and had a complete physical. I received my results today that I too am diabetic. I have wanted to make a health changed in my life here recently really bad but find it kind of hard due to lack of time. When I received this news today, I immediately found time to go to the gym and to walk my neighborhood. For dinner I had half of what I would normally eat and I have mentally decided to make a change. I plan to do so my introducing fitness and nutritional habits into my lifestyle. These fitness and nutritional habits will include...