Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The biggest cliche out there is the person who says that with a New Year they intend to make all these outstanding goals for their lives including losing weight, stop smoking, spend more time with the family, take a vacation, save more money, etc, etc. We've all heard them and we've all made them. Be honest now! I know I've done the same thing. And there is nothing wrong with them either! They are all good things someone can want for their lives.
It is no wonder though that people do it. A New Year is just that. It's NEW. People find it their time to make changes. To put the old things behind them and do something NEW. I did the same thing about two years ago. At that point, I'd recently been diagnosed with PCOS and I was scared to death of what would happen if I continued down an unhealthy path. I decided to join the other cliches out there and in the new year, I started eating healthy and exercising. AND, it paid off. Within that year, I lost 40 pounds and felt amazing. You would think that with a 40 pounds weight loss that my life would be forever changed and I wouldn't go back to being heavy again. Wrong. The reality train hit and my life took some hard hits. And with those hard hits went my motivation and desire. I suddenly found myself not caring anymore and with that attitude, 20 pounds got packed back on over the next two years.
Yesterday, I made an appointment with my doctor for a follow-up after ending up in the ER with stomach problems the day after Christmas. Apparently my lack of care has had some affects on my body and she has not ruled out that I may be slipping into diabetes like my dad. Ouch...not good. Although my blood tests are still okay and don't show any problems, she reminded me that with PCOS, I have higher chances of ending up with the dreaded diabetes. It was like taking the PCOS hit again. I'd been shocked into doing something when I'd found out about my PCOS and now I've been shocked again. My brother got a beautiful weight bench for Christmas and my Christmas presents were primarily workout equipment.
The time is right. Everything is slipping back into place. The doctor telling me I have to do something again and of course, the fact there are some new toys to work with in the basement. So, I've done my research like before and printed off some information for weight lifting beginners looking to lose weight. With knowledge in hand, I'm ready to get back to work.