BetterU- A Fight Against Heart Disease In Women

Did you know heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year?  This means women just like you – mothers, sisters, friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know:  heart disease kills.

 

This past week kicked off Fort Wayne’s Go Red for Women’s BetterU program.  This is a 12 week program that I will be participating in.  A program to a better and healthier me, and to help raise awareness of a disease that impacts both Aaron’s and my family.

 

When I was growing up I could eat anything and everything.  I didn’t have to worry about weight gain . . . I had an extremely high metabolism.  I didn’t have to watch what I ate.  Ask my previous youth group leader, he would tell you how they would tease me for eating two Big Macs in one setting.  I didn’t understand the importance of portion control and healthy eating at an early age.  Over the years, my body and hormones have changed, yet I continued to eat like I did when I was a teenager. Which has led to continued weight gain and an unhealthy body and soul.   My hopes of participating in this program will lead me to live a healthier life.  This program is structured to teach me about nutrition, exercise and all other aspects around heart disease.  Things I know very little about.

 

So I am on this 12 week journey to a better me . . . I hope you will follow along as I learn and share!

 

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