My Real Goal
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
After watching the video on SparkCoach today, I decided I needed to write down my reason for wanting to lose 10-15 pounds. Actually there are several but they all boil down to one thing.....TO BE HEALTHY! I want to be healthy as I get older and feel good. I saw my father in excruciating pain when he had a massive heart attack. He passed away 11 years later due to another heart attack. My family is prone to heart conditions. There is NO way I want to go through that! I can't even stand the sight of blood let alone having someone perform bypass surgery on me!!! Oh, did I mention I can't stand pain either???? Very low tolerance. So now that I think about it, my reason for losing weight is actually to avoid having a heart attack. I know the ONLY way to do that is to eat healthy, exercise and lose the weight. Ten to fifteen pounds may not sound like a lot, but on a short person like myself, it could do some damage. I'm already on medication for high cholesterol. One way to avoid the temptation of eating sweets (my downfall) is picturing the fat in those baked goods running through my blood and clogging up my arteries. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't....... the point is that I do practice this exercise and will eventually get much better at it.
I have been very lucky health-wise so far and I need to take advantage of the fact that I can still walk, job, cycle, rollerblade, or whatever other exercise I like to do. I can't do the aerobics I did 10 years ago, but so what? If I didn't do any exercise I could have a heart attack and end up not being able to exercise at all!! So I need to take advantage of the opportunity now to get out there and do what I can to avoid the thing that scares me the most...... having a heart attack. I think I just talked myself in a nice long walk!!!! Gotta go.....