Saturday, February 23, 2013
I have to start with a disclaimer. I’ve been married for 27 years so this blog is not about THAT kind of engagement.
It’s about getting engaged in life.
Ideally being overweight ought not keep us from being active, but we who have struggled with weight know that is not the case. Before I started losing weight and working out I didn’t feel up to doing what I saw other, healthier people doing. I was self-conscious and not very energetic. Think bathing suits, ski clothes, spandex. The words alone could be intimidating! (We all have our own lists of these intimidating words).
What I’ve learned is that “engagement” is the answer to many of life’s ills. Depressed? Get more involved in living. Feeling sorry for our selves? Get engaged with someone who needs a hand. Overweight? Get engaged in movement. Got a diagnosis? Get engaged in the research, the medical services, and the support network we need to do our best with it.
Really, we all need to be as engaged as possible!