When I first got the assignment to host a health and fitness show I went through a variety of emotions. At first I was annoyed and angry, then frustrated and overwhelmed. I started scheming on ways to get out of the whole thing. Then the idea that everyone thought I was fat crossed my mind, which just made me angry all over again. Needless to say, I went through a rollercoaster of emotions for a minute there but at the end of the ride, I started to reason with myself and explore the idea further.
Why couldn’t I work out and highlight ways to get in shape in NYC? Would it be so bad to explore healthy habits? Truth be told, I’d secretly wanted to get into shape and maybe this was just the encouragement I needed.
So here I am facing this challenge taking this whole health and fitness thing head on.
And, what did I do? I made the mistake of jumping right into it and hit the track running only to deflate after a short distance. That was a mistake.
Despite feeling and looking fine, it’s a good idea to go to your doctor first to make sure you are in good health. High blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis are some of the things that you could be suffering from without knowing it. Getting injured or worse, falling out in the middle of a workout is not the ideal time to find out.
It’s as simple as getting a routine checkup. Your doctor can make sure you are physically prepared for the road ahead.
So log on and tune in every week as I explore different activities, talk to a few experts and overall gain an understanding of what it takes to sustain a healthy lifestyle in NYC. Overall, it should be good experience for both of us. We’ll learn together (clearly at my expense) and hopefully you will be inspired to get out there and take a bite out of that healthy Big Apple.
Now let’s be clear, this doesn’t mean I’m going to be one of those total health nuts giving all my mornings and evening to the gym. But this is a step in the right direction.
So go to your doctor to get the okay and get started on a healthier path today!