It was exactly 18 months ago today, June 20, 2010, when I was rushed to the hospital, unable to breathe. This kicked off my lifestyle change. All at once, it was the worst thing that happened to me (I almost died) but also the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Here is a picture from that miserable 6-day hospital stay to remind me of where I never want to be again.
As I kept telling myself over and over, night after night, stuck in that hospital bed: there will be no more of this. It motivates me to this day!