I've had the privilege of working for IDEA for just a little bit over four years now and have seen first hand how IDEA "Inspires the World to Fitness" but maybe because of my IT/Design background have yet to be fully "Inspired" myself. That is until 3 weeks ago.
Three weeks ago I had not one but two family members admitted to the hospital for two completely different reasons. The first my Grandmother from my fathers side, she is 82 years old and has been struggling with diabetes for most of her life and it was starting to look like the diabetes was winning. The other my grandfather 81 years old from my mothers side who also has diabetes had a stroke and is also seems to be winning the fight. So here I am off to Texas to visit my grandparents and boy was I in for a surprise.
So not only living in San Diego but also working with IDEA I am surrounded by positive healthy influences, whether I notice them or not. There I am leaving the Airport in El Paso, TX and the first thing I notice is just how LARGE so many people are! Maybe my awareness had been raised due to the fact that both my grandparents were ill but I was just blown away. Right then and there I started to think about my little girl who is just 18 months old and how important it is for me to be an example for her to live a full and healthy life. And not to mention it would be really cool to just walk around without a shirt cause I can.
Long story short, it CLICKED I needed to make a change. Just as this was happening IDEA Health and Fitness is starting a program for us all of us here at IDEA to walk the talk and live healthier and happier lives. I am going to use this blog to document my journey and through my inspiration hopefully help Inspire the World to Fitness.