Fit camp has been nothing like what I expected it to be. Sure, there’s meeting some great, new people, experiencing new exercises and nutrition education. There’s awesome swag, a beautiful hotel room, and delicious food too! But it has gone deeper than the superficial. Being a part of this program has given me the courage to face myself and take responsibility for my part in how broken I was, and that all those things that H-E-B is providing for the SDSD contestants are tools towards fixing my perception of myself by fixing my health. Today we visited the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio for what I thought would be all business and very boring. But after a couple of great meals, line dancing classes and inspirational cards given to us by staff, I am convinced that not only is this the best hospital in Texas, but that I’ve got to expect greater things!
I guess I expected the mechanics of weight loss but not the heart of the matter. And that is that this journey begins and ends with me. And that’s OK. I am learning that it’s OK to be a little selfish about taking care of myself so that I can be a better caretaker to my family. No, Fit Camp has been nothing like I expected. It has been so much more.