There’s a reason why people like hearing and reading success stories. These feel-good tales are constant proof that others have had similar struggles — and, most important, that they’ve gotten through them!
Especially moving are stories that begin with someone who’s made unhealthy choices that lead to such life-threatening diseases as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, or cancer. And when that person is a friend or relative, the message is all the more powerful. Fortunately, what these accounts teach us is that by eating right and exercising regularly you do have the power to turn your life around — and prevent these ailments from happening in the first place!
So on those days when you’re lacking willpower, think of those success stories. That formerly obese 40-year-old mother of three who now looks and feels like she’s 30, that 60-year-old woman who runs marathons, that 55-year-old man who was able to reverse his type 2 diabetes by adjusting his diet and hitting the gym. They all made it to the other side, often emerging stronger — physically, mentally, and emotionally. That can and will be you!