It felt more like
this morning, hopefully the mercury will match the calendar soon.
I'm hopeful that in a new season I can start to keep a more consistent approach to a more healthful lifestyle. Over the past few months, more often than not I found myself finding excuses not to do things that I know I should, that will help me in the long term. But I am definitely cracking through that funk. I'm looking forward to a few things coming this season that are already motivating me to stay in gear.
1) I'm an ardent listener of Jillian Michaels' podcast, and she's coming to my area on a speaking tour in a few months to promote her new book. I'm sure it will be things I know and have heard before, but I think it will still be uplifting to go and get it in person.
2) I'm going to Florida in June with my siblings and nieces/nephews. I'm really trying to get out of having a goal weight to be at by then (my head just naturally wants to do that, though), but instead just trying to work out consistently so I don't find a way to permanently stay out of frame during the trip. As hard as I try (okay I don't really try that hard) I tend to cringe at photo ops, focusing on my hangups instead of enjoying the moment and the memories.
3) I'm having arthoscopic knee surgery in a couple weeks. I've been having knee pain for years on and off, never getting it checked out. I finally went to the doctor to see what was going on....several months, a clean x ray, another injury, and an mri later I learned that I have a large, old meniscal tear that is just retearing over and over instead of healing, and potentially early signs of arthritis.
Rather than freaking out about it I'm taking it as a sign that I just need to get my a** in gear and stay there. Because I've had several years of knee pain, despite strength training, therapy, biking, etc, with no relief I think surgery is the right option now. I'm young, which from everything I've read and the doctors have said bodes for a good recovery. I want to do this know so that I don't end up with lifetime deficiencies in my knee, and so that I remember what could happen if I don't take time to take care of me. All in all I think it will be a good thing, and a lesson learned. But wish me luck all the same!