Throughout your life you are only given one body. This body of course develops and may be changed over time. It’s important to take care of your body. That’s one of the reasons I gave up sugar for Lent, because it’s part of my transition to eating the healthiest I can (while still eating beef and chicken). It’s a simple step in the right direction. I’ve decided to start working out more (I’m scheduled to run a 5K in May). It’s going to help me become the healthiest version of myself (and get ready for prom). When talking about health it’s important to also mention mental and emotional health. I try to stay stress-free and one of the ways I manage my stress is through meditation, cleaning and writing. You have to find healthy ways that make you feel better about yourself. It’s also important to surround yourself with people that want you to succeed and will help guide you along your path (and those that you can help guide). You are not alone on your journey. Remember that.