This is my story.
It’s been about 10 years. I was 14 years old when we got our first stationary bike, our first piece of exercise equipment. I was already an active child. I loved being outside. I loved playing outside with my sisters, playing make believe, going for a mile walk around the block, but I never thought about it as ‘exercise.’ I just did it because I loved it. I didn’t associate the calories burnt with the calories needed, but that year, over 10 years ago now, was when my mindset shifted.
These were the hardest 10 years of my life. There have been so many tears, nights of depression, nights of darkness, hard heartedness to my own issues, nights of feeling abandoned, and nights of almost complete hopelessness.