Thursday, July 14, 2011
I've been struggling for a long time now trying to figure out how to balance my workload with a healthy lifestyle. Last month I had a real shock to my system, the realization that one day you can be healthy and the next you are not.
Last month was a month of extreme sickness and extreme pain for me. Kidney stones, extreme kidney infection, high fever, then more kidney stones, then
finally the news that my kidney was no longer functioning and an emergency surgery. Three weeks of being so incredibly sick really made me start to rethink
what I need to be doing to at least try to stay in good health. I don't ever want to feel that sick again. I can't guarantee I won't, but I want to do everything I can
to try to stay healthy.
Once out of the hospital I was like a little old woman I was so weak. I was frustrated because I couldn't exercise but over the last few weeks my strength
has been returning. On Tuesday I swam 65 laps of the pool, it was a struggle
not my normal 100 or better but it was something and I was proud of it and excited to see that I'm regaining my strength.
Then today I was up with the birds and although I used to say I ran 5miles routinely, today I did 3 miles some running but mostly walking. It made me feel great...I'm taking charge of my health again and I always said during my weight loss journey its about baby steps, and so I'm back baby stepping but I know those baby steps lead to great gains in fitness and health I just have to be patient.
Today is also the first day in so long that I actually tracked all not just a portion of my food. I made for the most part good choices and stayed in my range. I got all my veggies and all my water.
This is also the first time in sooooooooooooooo long that I have felt like a success.
Today I was successful it feels great and I know that these little success's feed our spirits and help propel us on to more successes.
I'm back on track......finally. Whoooooo HOOOOO My little spark is heating up again.