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I Wanted You to Be Proud of Me

I began listening to you two years ago.  I was in kidney failure at the time, on dialysis, and had no energy.  You'd talk about exercising, and  I was so jealous that you could go on a hike or a caller could do a push-up.  Then you had a caller who felt sorry for herself being overweight and you suggested she turn on music and dance around the house, or go for a walk - she could do anything, as long as she moved.

I thought I would give anything to be able to go on a walk or dance around the house and feel good at the end.  I vowed if I got a kidney transplant, I would do all of these things.  I did get a new kidney, and I counted down the six weeks until I'd be able to exercise.  Complications moved that to ten weeks, but I wanted you to be proud of me for not feeling sorry for myself.  

The first Monday I could, I got up at 4:30AM and started to work out.  I felt so good, I decided to start to go to a gym.  It's been eight weeks now, and I feel good and see improvements every day.  I've even inspired all of my friends to get moving.

Thank you, Dr. Laura for encouraging exercise and for not letting callers get by the with excuses of "poor me," "I am fat," or "I don't have time to exercise."  You inspired me, and because of you, I have fallen in love with exercise.



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Tags: Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Eat Less-Move More, Health, Personal Responsibility, Values
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