Renewing My Vow To Be Healthy


After I had my second daughter in August of 2014 I fell off the healthy lifestyle road to success. I stopped working out, stopped checking my blood sugars, and started eating more sweets and fried foods than I had in decades. I attributed most of the changes to the new baby but in realty it was just a lack of discipline.

This year I am renewing my vow to be healthy. I want to live to see my daughters finish high school, graduate from college, marry and one day have a family of their own. In order to do so I pledge to start back working out two days a week and recommit to limiting fried foods to once a month and limiting sweets to once a week.

The Inflammation Cure

In addition to Type 2 Diabetes, I also have ulcerate colitis and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis which are both linked to inflammation. I recently read The Inflammation Cure by D.r William Meggs. In the book Dr. Meggs mentioned that one of the underlying causes of Type 2 Diabetes is inflammation. He also suggested that eating less meat and eating more fruits and vegetables will help keep inflammation down.

On January 2, 2015 I took the pledge to incorporate  meatless Mondays in hopes to reduce the inflammation associated with my chronic conditions and recommit to living a healthy lifestyle in 2015. This will be very challenging but I am willing to try it. What changes are you planning to make in 2015 to renew your vow to be healthy?





Published by The Author Belinda N. Mays

Belinda Mays is the author of "7 Days With Daddy" which introduces early readers, ages 3-8, to time concepts and is a tribute to Super Dads everywhere. A charming tribute to fathers is not a new theme for Mays. After her father's passing in 2013, she delivered a speech about her Dad, Berkins Booker, Jr., and his career as an Air Force mechanic. This display of respect and adoration won Mays a Toastmasters Tall Tales contest and resulted in her first book, "My Amazing Dad". It has been a source of inspiration ever since.