Love as the Primary Motivator

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Love as the Primary Motivator



Anger gets you up off your butt, there’s no question about it. But when you have a significant chronic condition, you need to keep in mind the overall reason to manage the condition and live a healthier life. Not just staying around for friends and family, but being there to help others in full capacity instead of being helped yourself. Love for life is what makes you mange the disease. Love for yourself, love for the others in your life. Everyone has responsibilities to other people, and others count on you. For 10 years, I’ve had a hard time with my hips and knees. I’m only 49, but about 12 years ago, my left hip started hurting pretty bad. I found out I had arthritis. They didn’t want to operate right away, the philosophy being when you’re that young, you can put off surgery for a while. Eventually, I had hip re-surfacing on my left hip. That didn’t work out, I had a bad reaction to the resurfacing and it eventually gave out, I just underwent a replacement. The problem has been that I haven’t been able to work out for several months. With diabetes, this has made me be very strict on my diet. I manage my diabetes as well as I can because I want to be able to do things for myself and my family. I get pissed when I do something wrong because it might set me back. That’s love coming out. If I didn’t care about being set back, then it wouldn’t annoy me when I did- whether it was giving in to another Dunkin Donuts that was just built, or my being lazy. Just know that love has to be kept in the forefront of your mind as well. It is the reason for everything you do to take care of yourself.



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So very true Brian! Hang in there buddy. I know all too well what you are going through with this. I wish it were easier but life seems to like giving us these challenges. Perhaps these are the moments that help define who we are? Who knows. Stay healthy brother!

Oct 02, 2012 - 11:39 AM by Jeremy B

Thanks Jeremy. For some reason I can't view your videos. It might be Internet Explorer. I'm very interested to see some of those recipies, they look great. I'm also interested to know what kind of martial arts you practice. I've been a martial artist for a long time, the combination of side kicks and doing heavy squats as a powerlifter giving me arthritis in my hips and knees. It would seem that the people I know that have been doing martial arts as long as I have also have a higher rate of hip replacement than the general public. Has this been your experience as well?

Oct 10, 2012 - 7:32 PM by Brian W

Thank you for sharing this message. It's the love and care from people around you that make you stay motivated. We should try our best to stay healthy - not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones. How did you try to stay active when you had the replacement? I imagine that you could only do some light exercises. Keep up the great work!

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:17 AM by Qi Z

Thank you Qi. My theme in treating my diabetes is that I know what to do, the hard part is doing it every day. For that, you need to be able to use all the tools in your mind, and love is the reason those reasons exist.. Although I'm very interested in some of Jeremy's recipies. Concentrating on good recipies is something that is important because if you always feel "deprived" then it weakens your resolve. I've read some interesting things about that I'll be posting soon. As far as my workouts go, it is only 7 weeks since I've had the surgery. I'm lifting hard for the upper body, but doing PT for the legs. Cardio is the stationary bike, the least painful exercise known to humans.

Oct 10, 2012 - 7:52 PM by Brian W

Brian thank you so much for sharing this with us. I could not agree more about this part of your story - "Not just staying around for friends and family, but being there to help others in full capacity instead of being helped yourself. Love for life is what makes you mange the disease. Love for yourself, love for the others in your life. Everyone has responsibilities to other people, and others count on you." You hit the nail on the head as to why healtheo360 is here -- to people can share their stories and insights to Help Others. I want to thank you for helping others in the healtheo360 community. As always -- Be Well. Dave

Sep 22, 2012 - 10:21 AM by David D

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