From Fitness Professional Dave Gluhareff of Train With Dave:

The following piece came about one Saturday morning as I was researching for this column. After a few minutes of putting onto paper feelings of prior discussions with people struggling to get healthy, the following evolved. This was meant to be part of a larger article, but after rereading it, I felt the need to let this stand on its own.

If you could…

See who comes to me crying, sad, depressed, and asking for help…
See the emails of frustrated people pouring their hearts out at 3am while breaking down…
See grown men who can’t walk up 5 stairs without being out of breath and sweating profusely…
See women, heavily medicated on anti-depressants, cholesterol meds, and high-blood pressure meds, sad about how they’ve let themselves go…
See parents who secretly bring their young son or daughter with diabetes and weight problems to ask for help …
See parents too out of shape and ashamed to get outside and play with their kids…
Hear the stories no one wants you to hear…
Feel the shame they truly feel…
Understand the effects of one extra doughnut, that extra dessert, extra soda…
Understand the effects inactivity…
Understand the effects of forgoing exercise…
Understand the effects of not making time for your health…

If you could see the tears, then you would understand.

If you’ve seen the heartbreak of obesity that I have (and do every day)…then you’d understand why I take health so seriously. I feel blessed to be in the position I am. Stop enabling yourself or others around you. Stop making excuses that cause more sadness. Stop buying larger clothes to mask your pain. Start taking control of your health.

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