Sexy, talented, AND inspirational!
At the Teen Choice Awards, Nick Jonas won the Acuvue Inspire Aware — as you all probably know already!
And beyond him telling us how he felt right there in the moment, we've been wondering how it's been sitting with him now that he's had a few days to reflect on the win — and what it means to battle diabetes while staying in the limelight!
Here's what he had to say about it:
I was really honored to win that award. You know, it’s bizarre for me to receive an award for something that I deal with every day that sort of complicates life, but I was so happy to be able to speak about my story and hopefully give some encouragement and inspiration to other people, and that’s my main focus. I am so blessed to receive that award.
The thing that I bring to the table is someone who is willing to just share openly. I’m still figuring it out, you know everyday is different and we all go through things that we have to adjust our lifestyle to and you know challenge ourselves. And diabetes is like that to and to be able to share my story and be as open as I have been, I guess, is an inspiration to people. It’s a daily struggle. From the time I was diagnosed, almost eight years ago, until now, it’s just been about taking it day by day and really trying to find the small victories. You know, because it’s really unpredictable. One of the more recent things in the last couple of months that has really helped me is just taking fitness and healthy living seriously and trying to sort of adjust that part of my life so that it can affect my diabetes and every other part of my life.
One of the things Nick has to do — and apparently does well after seeing THIS photo — is mind how he controls his exercise routine and stamina. Here's what he said about that:
I think that I have to be extra cautious when it comes to physical activity and just how it affects my blood sugar and all that. But I’ve been able to find a good balance and it’s actually helped me in a lot of ways and definitely made me feel better all around. I found a really good trainer out in LA who introduced me to circuit training, which is more of an athletic style workout combining stamina, weight lifting, also just an overall healthy living lifestyle, and it’s been really helpful and I’m really happy with the results.
The results are amazeballs, Nick! Congrats!
Oh, and congrats on the award too — you totes deserve it! Keep up the positivity, the world needs it!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]