Isn't it ironical that on one hand there are millions on this planet who do not get enough to eat, & then there are others who grossly overeat their way through life? They zoom head-on into the dangers of obesity, which both dent the quality & thwart the life span of an individual.
Andy Rhine from California weighed all of 480 kgs when he died at the age of 35. He was found in his apartment on the couch, unable to walk anymore due to the tremendous weight of his own being. A crane had to be called for to lift him out of his apartment. He was transferred to hospital where he died, where his internal organs were crushed, as a result of his body weight. His tired heart could not cope anymore with having to pump blood to every nook & cranny of his gigantic body. It simply stopped beating.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."
- I CORINTHIANS 3: 16- 17
Obesity adversely affects one's social life, personal life, sex life & career. Fat persons are often the target of ridicule, fun & gossip among friends & in society.
Obesity is also the cause of numerous health problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, some forms of cancer, diabetes & arthritis. In short, the plight of an obese person is truly pitiable.
The upside? None! Except that you do not have to live with obesity! The age-old combination of a well balanced, controlled diet & exercise can truly turn your life around.
"The human body was designed to walk, run or stop; it wasn't built for coasting."
- Cullen Hightower
Firstly, be honest with yourself. Recognize your problem areas, & observe your body type in order to figure out your goals.
Don't bother embarking on a programme until the burning desire to change for the better is really your own, not your mother's or your husband's. That'll never work.
Even when you're motivated, there's always the problem of time.
We all have to prioritize, & then shove exercise onto what seems like an already overburdened schedule.
The answer to your list of obstacles is always the same- you have to make it happen. Some ways of weaving it in could be using the stairs instead of taking the elevator, carrying your own books & bags, exercising during your lunch hour, stopping of at a Fitness Centre on your way to or from work, using the time when your child is in school, or allowing your in-laws to baby sit your child for an hour.
We have to remember, that a man who is too busy to take care of his health, is like a mechanic who is too busy to take care of his tools!
There's really no reason why exercise can't be a part of your life. Do it like your life depends on it, which, in a way it does!
So get your act together, because if you don't watch your figure, you'll have more figure to watch!