Better U week 2! Blog post by Anne De Muro!
I’m finding it difficult to chronicle my thoughts regarding the program. I knew it was going to be a great opportunity. I knew that being selected to participate meant I would have access to a laundry list of resources geared towards helping me achieve success.
I’ve been doing a little soul-searching since I received the call telling me that I was one of the chosen (lol…sounds so mysterious). Truth be told – I’ve been quite emotional. Been asking myself so many questions and actually listening to me for a change. What’s going on Anne? What’s going to be different THIS time?
So, here it is. Plain. Simple. Real. Raw.
I’m frightened. I’m so afraid I will fail. I am afraid that I will stumble yet again. I’ve been on a diet and exercise rollercoaster for most of my 58 years of life. I don’t want that again. I don’t want that to be the case this time. I need to change my mindset. Need to accept that I have the right (and responsibility) to take care of me.
Not going to blow this opportunity. Not going to hide my fears or self-sabotage like I have in the past.
This, this is different. I get to step into the group hugs. I get to hear my fellow Better Uers whispering my name and chanting a collective ‘you go girl’.
No quick fixes. No temporary changes. No sabotaging.
This time I’m enjoying the journey. This time I’m in it for me. This time I’m a part of that collective hug because I truly heart me.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.