Monday, March 23, 2009

How is Jonathan Mitchell healthy?

Am I the healthiest I could be? Nah, but I am working on certain parts of my life in order to become healthier. Even though I don’t exercise like I should, I smoke cigarettes and drink socially I do partake in healthy things that I feel will keep me healthy.

Practicing safe sex is a big part of my life right now, and has been for years. I choose to practice safe sex so I can stay healthy as well as keeping others healthy. I have a wonderful boyfriend who I care dearly for and because of that I choose to stay healthy for both of our benefits. Even though there’s times where we get caught up in the moment we both remember that we should protect ourselves regardless of the situation at hand. There are things that I do that bugs him like when I smoke. Even though he hates when I smoke cigarettes around him he still supports me in my efforts to stop smoking (as hard as it may be). Having the support from him helps me in my efforts to be healthier.

I realize that I am a human being and I don’t always follow the plans I’ve made for myself but I know enough to push myself to do better and live a lot healthier. Being a 25 y/o young man in Chicago you have to watch out for yourself and by having the knowledge and the support doing I am able to live the life that I want to live…

-- Jonathan Mitchell

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