For two years of my life I believed that I cannot do anything about my weight as I have a broken back. It pained so much to walk that I seriously cannot walk to lose weight.
Though I have never given a thought to marathon suddenly running the marathon seemed so inviting. Oh only if I could move my legs and walk without pain.
Somewhere I was happy with misery, happy with the fact that weight loss will not happen because I seriously cannot exercise.
Then I came across an article which featured a man on a wheel chair. And this is how the real life story of a man (which changed my out look towards life ) went.
This man when he was young had a bet with his friends that he will jump from a running train. That simple stupid bet cost him both his legs. He lost his legs and was paralyzed from waist down.
After suffering in misery for sometime he decided to get a job in handicapped quota. Once he had a job he wanted to also look good. Moreover, he felt that because his lower body is useless he should still look powerful so he started working on his upper body. Slowly he achieved a very good powerful looking upper body.
He then fell in love with a girl. There was no way the girl would agree to spend her life with a man on a wheel chair. But still he proposed only to be politely refused.
But he did not stop at that, he kept chasing the girl for 2 years on the wheel chair. He would go behind her and give her flowers, would wait for her in rain, would be there to see her off, he did everything on the wheel chair. Finally the girl saw his love and agreed to marry him.
Both were very happy as this man was a fabulous husband. But then he realized that he wants to be a father. His wife gave him support and said she is fine with no kids but the man was not. SO he consulted doctors and one doctor suggested that he could perform a surgery on the man and would extract the sperms and then the wife can conceive the child.
The man went ahead with the surgery and the couple had a child.
Now here was man on a wheel chair paralyzed from waist down with no legs and here I was with a broken back still with legs so what if with pain.
The story of this man really touched me, he went out with a hammer in his hand and kept hitting at life till he got what he wanted.
This is how we should be. We should keep hitting at life till we achieve what we most desire.
So if you tell me you are blind, deaf, suffering from thyroid, have small kids, no matter what I will still tell you to go and walk. Suffering from depression??? We all do. Whenever I am depressed I tell myself I will break from depression for 50 minutes to exercise and will continue to be depressed after my exercise. Depression does not mean not to exercise. So, give your self 'time please' for exercise and then return to depression.
As long as you are not on a wheel chair there is no excuse for not walking/exercising and even if you are on a wheel chair please go and do your upper body workouts.
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