April 28, 2015Fell In Love With Exercise
Posted by Staff at 10:59 AM
Dear Dr. Laura,
When I began to listen to you 2 years ago, I was in kidney failure, on dialysis and had no energy. You would talk about exercising and have some callers even do push-ups. I would be so jealous you could go for a hike or a caller could do a push-up.
One day, a caller was feeling sorry for herself about being overweight. You told her to turn on music and dance around the house, go for a walk, anything just move, then call back in a week with an update. I sat there thinking 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 had a kidney transplant I would do all of these things. On December 1, 2014, I got my new kidney. I was counting down the six weeks until I could begin to exercise. I could not wait. Unfortunately, I had a complication so that six turned into ten weeks, but I kept saying as soon as I can, I am going to exercise. I am going to make Dr. Laura proud I am not feeling sorry for myself. I am going to enjoy my health.
The first Monday I could, I got up at 4:30 in the morning and started to workout. It felt so good, I decided I could go to the gym after work. I have now been doing this for over two months. I feel good and everyday see improvements. I have even inspired all of my friends to get moving.
Thank you Dr. Laura for encouraging exercise and for not letting callers get by with poor me "I am fat" or do not have time to exercise. You inspired me and because of you, I fell in love with exercise.