Before chemo, I was a “Got To” person when it came to exercise and diet as opposed to a “Get To” person and Fitness Coach.
• “I got to do my work out today.”
• I got to eat to be healthy.”
• “I got to be strong.”
• “I got to work on myself to be better.”
I was someone that did things because I felt like I had to. I didn’t appreciate that a lot of the things I was doing were actually privileges, not necessities.
Cancer really opened my eyes to the difference between Got To and Get To.
• When it’s a struggle to get out of bed…
• When it’s hard to hold food down…
• When it’s hard to keep your weight up…
• When it’s hard to walk up a flight of stairs…
• You don’t really have a choice anymore.
It was more like, “Shit. I got to walk up that flight of stairs“, or, “Damn it, I got to get up out of bed so I don’t throw up on my bedroom floor…again.
Now! NOW!!!! I GET TO!
• I get to….
• Work out.
• Eat healthily.
• Work on improving myself.
• BE STRONG!
You have a choice to make. You can either be in the “Get To” or “Got To” camp. If you‘re in the “Got To” camp then it will always be a chore, not matter what it is.
• You got to do the dishes.
• You got to put gas in your car.
• You got to pay your taxes.
• You got to do a lot of shit that you don’t really want to do.
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