I’ve been working really hard on my weight loss. I now wake up at 5am every day and hit the gym. My workout time has increased to 35 minutes (I have actually put in 37 minutes each session just because). ( Side note: I am really surprised at how packed the gym is at 5am. )
When you reach that rock bottom place with your health as I did, you sort of realize that at that point, you have nowhere to go but up. Rather, you don’t want to go anywhere else but up. I felt trapped in my body and I didn’t want to be. The constant and at times almost unbearable pain I lived with for almost a month because of a pinched nerve was unacceptable to me. Yet, all I could do was be consistent with my physical therapy appointments and get better. There was no magic pill or quick fix. I had to help myself heal.
I’m doing the same thing with my whole body now. Concentrating on my nutrition and my physical health is not only helping me be strong physically, it is helping me be strong mentally as well. Since I started working out, I notice that my anxiety and mood swings have decreased by leaps and bounds. The anger that I always held inside towards myself is being replaced with patience and understanding.
I’ve come to really understand that I have a choice. Some people don’t get a choice. But I have one. I have a body that is working completely. I am thankful for my body and what it can do now.
I’m big on setting goals for myself. My current goal is to get down to a healthy weight and be a good role model for my kiddos. I want them to have a good understanding of their bodies, of food and how to fuel their bodies. I want them to embrace activity always.
Nowhere to go but up.