Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Why did I start this blog???

Hello!  I'm Mackenzie McKee. Most of you will probably remember me from MTV's Teen Mom 3. I'm going to explain in a short story a little about myself and why I have started my fitness blog. 

I will never forget the day I asked (more like BEGGED) my mom to PLEASE put me in tumbling. I was only four years old and she wasn't really crazy about the idea. She said "I do not have the money to pay for people to teach you how to roll around. I can teach you that for free!" I walked away and worked for hours on my back handspring on her water bed.. until it broke.... Yesssssss, I BROKE IT. I then moved on to try it on the trampoline until I had it down, then went to the grass and conquered that too. So, at the age of four, I taught myself how to do a back handspring! Everyone pretty well knew at that point that this was my calling in life. From that day until now, I have never stopped (unless I was pregnant but I still did it with moderation).  I LOVE IT!! 
 
HOWEVER, I will also never forget the day not long after that when the doctor freaked out after my mom took me in for a check up. They told her there was sugar in my urine and I needed to give a blood sample ASAP and I did. But they told her that everything was fine...clearly it wasn't. I went on to grade school and was always active and started in first grade all-star cheering. I can't exactly tell you anything I learned in grade school. I was always jealous of the people who could simply listen to the teacher and actually GET what she was saying. I probably made the worst grades out of any grade-schooler around me. My brain just did not function how it was supposed to (due to being an undiagnosed Diabetic) and I hated the fact that all my teachers begged my mom to put me on all this medicine saying I needed it because I was slow. They literally had me convinced I was mentally-challenged even though my Mom knew it had to be something else. It hurt me a lot and I just wanted so bad to be able to understand in school, not feel sick all day, and be able to remember what someone said to me an hour before. I felt there was  simply something wrong with me that no other student had wrong with them. I struggled daily with feeling outcast and alone and incompetent. 

I went on to my sixth grade year and "HELLO HORMONES"! --Gotta love becoming a teenager. I still could not focus in class and often cheated. OK, the only way I made it through the day was by cheating. In the middle of the year, I OFFICIALLY became a teenager. My monthly cycle hit and things only got worse. I was so skinny if I stood sideways and stuck out my tongue, I looked like a zipper. My skin was so white I blended in with paper. I was so thirsty I would literally drink from the  lake. I could eat 6 honey buns at a time. I once sold a picture of my older hot sister to some desperate sixth grade boy JUST to get another honey bun!! (Hope you still have that, Timothy!!)

When my sister Kaylee's 16th birthday rolled around that year, we all went out to eat at AppleBee's. They brought our drinks and I drank my Coke down before anyone had time to blink. I asked for another one and did the same. Again, I asked for another one and had it down before my food came. During the time we ate, I drank 3 more glasses of Coke. After we ate, we went shopping at the mall and I peed 7 to 8 times in the short time we were there. We went home and I immediately drank 3 cups of water then scarfed down a huge chunk of chocolate birthday cake. I noticed everyone staring at me like I was a freak, then my Mom said she was going to grab my Dad's glucometer to check me (he's a Diabetic).  I said, "WHATTTTTT???? NO WAY!!!! You will not come near me with that!". So, she calmly made all her kids line up to check their sugars and they all read perfect...except for mine. It just read HIGH. I thought, "That's not bad is it?"... I mean, what did I know? But then I looked at my Mom's face and thought, "Oh wait... I'm NOT OK!". I ran to the bathroom to scream the anger and confusion out as I was peeing AGAIN! All my siblings came in after I finished to hold me and tried to console me telling me it's nothing bad and I must have just had some chocolate on my finger and I was gonna be OK. My Mom's actions spoke a whole different language. She was pale and I could tell she wanted to cry. She grabbed my hand and took me to the hospital only to find out my blood sugar was 698 and I would have to live the rest of my life taking shots to stay alive. OK....WORST DAY OF MY LIFE, AND WORST BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO MY POOR SISTER. 

I was put on insulin that day and sent to a hospital for days to learn how to eat, how to take my shots, blah blah blah. When I went back to school I figured it would be the same. However, I sat in Math, listened to my teacher, got what she said, and worked out the problem without the struggle and fog in my brain... I WORKED OUT A PROBLEM, EVERYONE. It was the first time I was able to do that EVER. I was in 6th grade. I lost all those grade school years of learning. So there it was, I had to start in the life of learning from there. It was like moving to an all new country and learning a whole new language and way to learn.  I didn't really get to learn how to spell properly or all that simple stuff. I was sick all through grade school and didn't even realize it.

I took care of myself for about 6 months. Then sadly my brother, who had Down's Syndrome, passed away, and I became so depressed things went back down for me physically. I wouldn't take care of myself. I didn't care to live. I was on depression medication...YOU NAME IT. I again struggled in school-- brain fog and no understanding. This lasted until I hit about sixteen when I made a big "no-no" and got pregnant with my son. The doctor told me if I didn't get things under control my baby would die and I could die too. So I grew up quickly and learned how to take care of myself not just for me, but for HIM. I was able to pay attention in class again and began the learning life all over. People often have rude things to say about how dumb they think I am and especially every time I spell a word wrong. They say things like "you really need to go back to grade school" or "how could you be so dumb". It's taking a lot for me to admit this, but I spent weeks hiding as I cried until I literally wanted to kill myself. I wondered "Why did I have to be sick all those years when I needed to learn the simple basic things in life? If you can't spell, why live right? You're just worthless." This went on until I finally opened my eyes and realized I wanted to go somewhere in life no matter obstacle I had to overcome. I realized, "Why would I cry over a stranger, letting them win?". They got just what they wanted out of me and that was to simply hurt my feelings. I don't need to be a spelling-bee champ to go somewhere in life-- although that would be AWESOME. But I am using what I have been gifted with which is being physically talented and I have a good heart. That's what I focus on now. Today writing this blog I can't believe I even cried and wanted to die over something so silly. Now I don't even get half way through a mean comment or tweet until I'm laughing and moving on with my day.

ALL THAT BEING SAID, I have OVERCOME a lot with my disease. I am happy about the strong woman I am today because of my life's obstacles and now I am HERE TO HELP YOU!!!!!!
I am excited to start this blog and help everyone--diabetics and non diabetics, moms and non-moms, old and young-- to eat right, live right, and workout until you OVERCOME as well !!  I will be making lots of workout videos and nutrition videos. And will be sure to keep everyone updated with all my great plans for my fitness future with YOU!! 

<3 Mackenzie #spellcheckme

37 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, MacKenzie. You've overcome so many struggles in your life and should be proud of yourself! I look forward to reading more.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You go girl! You are a true inspiration to women. Keep doing what you believe in and forget about those people trying to put you down. Thank you for being honest and putting your life out there for us to see. You are strong, brave, and a great role model. I look forward to following your fitness journey. Keep up the posts!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very Inspirational! Glad to see you're not allowing strangers negative comments get to you! And glad to see you've turned some of your hardships into triumphs. Thanks for sharing your story. I look forward to reading more of your blogs and watching your videos! God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am having an A1C test done next month since my mom is Type 1 and I have been showing symptoms. I will be following your blog just to eat healthy as well since I have been diagnosed with high cholesterol at 25. I only weigh 115 and am pretty healthy, don't know how I have high cholesterol but I do and now blurry vision, thirsty, and pee a lot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

      Delete
  6. AWESOME MACKENZIE ,LOOKING FORWARD TO UR BLOGGING AND NEW VIDEOS!!!! ~AMY~

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are so inspiring and motivating! I just had my daughter this past June and am struggling to lose these last 20 pounds of baby weight and it has gotten me down a lot. I have always been fit my whole life and it's hard to see my body in the state it's in now, but I know if you can achieve having an AWESOME body after 2 kids & diabetes, then I can do it too!!!! Thank you for sharing your story, and I will be following your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey there, Wow I would never have know you have blood sugar issues at such a young age. I have hypoglycemia which makes it impossible for me to loose weight naturally without watching my sugars like a hawk. And you never get a break or a day off from this issue unless it reverses, praying for you.

    myHFjourney.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am really inspired from your blog hoping you will be there with more interesting post like this.




    Health and Fitness

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just same as mentioned the users are able to acquire enough muscles in their body. http://www.crazybulkreviewsz.com

    ReplyDelete

  11. Thank you so much for sharing scholarship essay writing assistance This post. It's gretful blog I have really enjoyed keeping up with you on this blog.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You have sharing Nice information for writing blog but I can’t understand how I start blog and what do for attract user. Her below is the link of my site and suggest some opioin:
    http://www.drtubalreversal.com/tubal-reversal.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. Crazy Bulk for Women is an all natural steroid alternative developed for the female athlete to help increase sexy lean muscle with no side effects. http://www.buyhealthmart.com/muscle-builder/crazybulk/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Really body buildo is a great product by which one of my friends has got the desired height. With this the nutritional food, regular exercise, physician consultancy is also required. For more info please click on the following link – http://www.bodybuildoindia.co

    ReplyDelete
  15. On the basis of my friend consideration I also used for step up height increaser and I got tremendous growth in height. I used the following link to get info – http://www.stepupheightincreaser.co

    ReplyDelete
  16. Things to keep in mind
    Proteins are a very integral part of nutrition because BEAST FACTOR EXTEND proteins do the body energy. Along with this another thing that men perish for women is testosterone, which is responsible for sexual desire and stamina as well. So here is a complete solution for men who want to look good and want to sexuality be very exciting.

    BEAST FACTOR EXTEND-!SHOCKING! DO NOT BUY | http://www.hits4slim.com/beast-factor-extend.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. Really body buildo is a great product by which one of my friends has got the desired height. With this the nutritional food, regular exercise, physician consultancy is also required. For more info please click on the following link – body buildo

    ReplyDelete
  18. On the basis of my friend consideration I also used for step up height increaser and I got tremendous growth in height. I used the following link to get info – step up height increaser

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi guys i'm so damn happy..I lost 23 pounds in 21 days and I want to show you how I did it..This is very exciting stuff

    ALOKA UST-5546

    ReplyDelete
  20. Obrigado por compartilhar isso com a gente! Algumas idéias realmente incrível.
    É que as pessoas realmente necessitam de votos informações sobre este tópico. Todos os melhores caras Obrigado pelo seu post. Isto é excelente informações.
    Eu tenho algumas informações relevantes você pode rever abaixo
    Goji Plus
    Comprar Goji Plus

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nobody can reject the info you have given in the blogs, this is actually a great work.Jordan Bailey

    ReplyDelete
  22. This application writing in a scholarship essay writing paper is very quality content to make write easy to understand quickly. I am today. I have overcame a lot in my life and helping others do the same is my scholarship essay writing help passion:).

    ReplyDelete
  23. http://www.aceofbeauty.com fat loss sexy

    http://www.sextamina.com sex

    http://www.bestbuyx.com sex

    http://www.theorchidx.com orchids orchidaceae phalaenopsis care

    http://www.babxyz.com dog food

    http://www.babysolve.com baby potty

    http://www.googleclickbank.com forex

    http://www.jelema.com fat loss

    http://www.bestbuygameguide.com betting

    http://www.suwandri.com options trading

    mesothelioma

    ReplyDelete
  24. Really amazing! Your total focus on this topic is really appreciative, good work!
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  25. What does impress me is solid research and leading myself with what works best for me nutritionally and physically. skin care

    ReplyDelete
  26. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  27. MOST WANTED FOR YOUR HAPPINESS
    http://www.boombu.com - fitness you x
    http://www.SEXTAMINA.com - sex xxx life
    http://www.ACEOFBEAUTY.com - fat loss sexy
    http://www.BESTBUYX.com - sex xx
    http://www.THEORCHIDX.com - orchids orchidaceae phalaenopsis care
    http://www.BABXYZ.com - dog food xx
    http://www.BABYSOLVE.com - baby potty xx
    http://www.suwandri.com - options trading xx
    http://www.googleclickbank.com - forex fx xx
    http://www.jelema.com - fat loss xx
    http://www.bestbuygameguide.com -- betting money xx
    mesothelioma master xx
    http://www.BANDARPUPUK.com pupuk organik zpt npk jagotani jimmy hantu 08111109900
    http://www.EPUPUK.com pupuk xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you so much for your post. This post really help me a lot and I have learnt some new things from your blog. I am bookmark your blog for future visit.
    pure cambogia slim

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like your post. This post really awesome and very helpful to me. Please keep posting good contents. Thank you.
    kimera

    ReplyDelete

  30. step up height increaser It’s an
    amazing ayurvedic product that not just increase your height up to 5 inch but also boost your strength,
    bone mass density. Step up body growth formula is a healthy product that also boost your immune and digestive
    system and provide you with healthy complete body growth

    ReplyDelete
  31. So Does Slimifit Work?
    Consulting the recommendations of Slimifit Garcinia Cambogia , it is not possible to tell whether the item allows weight-loss or not, because so many customers focus upon the excellent expenses that have been designed to their an atm cards, and the terrible customer support. A not a lot of individuals described that the item did not execute, and that is why they originally desired a come back under the ’30 day cash arriving back guarantee’ that the organization state they provide.
    However, looking at the parts history, it is also likely that the item does not aid weight-loss. No element quantities are available, which represents to us that the item contains low variety of the components, but do not Slimifit want to reveal this. One customer evaluation described that the item included plenty of product shots, further assisting this.



    http://www.fitnessbites.org/slimifit-reviews/

    ReplyDelete
  32. nice blogs.
    How VLCC Works
    “A condition of good physical, mental and social health, is achieved and maintained by proper diet, exercise and lifestyle management”.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi I was searching for the blogs for many times, now I have reached at the right place.
    buyalphalevoiq.net/

    ReplyDelete