Thursday, July 17, 2014
Somewhere towards the end of my 20’s my metabolism slowed, my stress increased, my hearth decreased, my travel was exponential, and my healthy lifestyle took a distant last to any new adventures. Suddenly I’m in the dawn of my 30’s and can barely make it up a small incline without getting winded. Where did the girl who played 3 sports year round, a lively social life and a difficult pursuit in academia go?
While I’m sure this is something everyone goes through in their 30’s, I’m not sure why I had decided to become such a casualty to the movement.
Last Fall I became engaged, and realized, I’d spent so much of my time adding new life experiences to my list, I forgot nothing is more important than my health. There is no time at the end of my life to make corrections for those decisions I made in the beginning. After I let the holiday season pass, I made a decision, I needed to change my lifestyle completely or I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy life later on.
By April I had quit smoking after 15 years, and dropped 15 pounds. Then came the plateau, for 3 months I worked out and didn’t lose a pound! But you know what I felt better, so I just refused to give up. I never wanted to be on a diet, I don’t and still don’t believe in them. Starting last month I will be traveling to 6 different cities in 4 different states, not consecutively. So far all I’ve managed to do was maintain the weight I’d lost before, but just today I got completely back on track and am ready for the travel season!
I’ve got premade meals in the fridge, a yoga partner, and found some fun Pilate’s classes. My next goal of 10 pounds by October doesn’t seem so hard to reach! Wish me luck!