No more excuses - Day 1

Sunday, May 27, 2012

So it's day 1 of my no-more-excuses lifestyle...

Background~ more about me: I was 12 years old when my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was 16 years old when I lost my precious grandfather to diabetes. I was also 17 years old when I almost lost my mother due to a stroke from stress when she lost her dad and had entrance exams for Humber River Hospital. I was 18 years old when I lost my remaining grandfather to lung cancer and 19 years old when I found out my mother was prediabetic.

About my mom~ She's a doctor with 2 kids, have no time to exercise or to eat properly and only gets 4 hours of sleep every night and 6 if she's lucky. she always scolded me about eating healthy and exercising. She gave me every reason to, spent thousands of dollars to help me, but I never understood why.

~the phrase I remember her saying was ~"I don't want you to end up like me"~

It meant nothing to me then. But now I realized. Diabetes is in my blood line.

I look into the mirror and I see myself. I don't look good in tanktops and bikinis. I look ~big~.

I would snack at night and say to myself "it's okay this one thing won't affect me." years later I kept going; my weight packed on and i started to get back aches due to a heavy chest. I couldnt run without being short of breath.

It wasn't until recently that I realized.. I can beat my illnesses and so can my mom. I can beat asthma. Just run. Gradually increase time and speed. I've run out of excuses. And I'm tired of giving excuses and crying because I couldn't control myself.

No more excuses.

I thought to myself. It's time.

So.... I'm going for a gym membership now that I have a job and a car. This time. It's for real.

What I wanna know is.. am I still going to run excuses for not going to the gym? or am I going to stick it out till the end and see where it takes me. Am I gonna reach my goal?

The most important phrase to me right now is... "YES I WILL & YES I CAN"

I'll see ya next time. :)

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    thank you so much for the support :) I appreciate people who have/had the same struggles as me motivating me :) I signed up on monday and I went 4 days this week.

    Thank you :) and I'm really sorry about your mother ragamuffinkel. :( I can sort of relate to you. But that's what I'm using to motivate me to exercise.
    2114 days ago
    Welcome to the SP Class of May 27-June 2 Team and emoticon on writing your first blog!!! I want to go on record as saying emoticon emoticon emoticon !!!

    I joined SP in January of 2011 after being diagnosed with diabetes. I had watched my mother die a slow and painful death from diabetes and related conditions in 2006 and I decided I had to make a change. When I had labs drawn on 5/8 my A1C (a measure of avg blood glucose level over time) was 5.0 (well outside the diabetic range). For me, taking off 30 pounds made all the difference to my health.

    I am now team leader for Welcome to the SP Class of May 27-June 2 Team and I have decided to pursue aggressively taking off the remaining 30 pounds that stand between me and a healthy BMI. It has all been about a lifestyle change for me. Establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can do it.

    To live in the excuse free zone make some excuse free accountability partners. When I am working to take off weight I make sure my trainer knows it. If I don;t 'feel' like working out I text her and tell her the workout I am going to do and I tell her I'll text her when it is done. It makes me do it! It works for me.

    Find what works for you and stick to it. You will be glad you did!!! emoticon
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