Today, my friend Sara drug me to spin class at 5:30 in the morning.
It was early. It was tiring. It was exhilarating, and triumphant. I was proud of myself, and I am quite sure that the high I am on right now will last until about 2:30 pm. At that point, my overwhelming thought process will be N.A.P.
My health has been a journey over the past year and a half. I have always been pretty spoiled with a body that is naturally pretty in shape, or is it I wonder now…that I have always been active, probably both. Either way, each time after giving birth and gaining 50 pounds – it came off. I had to work really hard to get the last 15 pounds off or so, but mostly my weight came down naturally on it’s own as I began exercising. I remember the first time I had a baby when I came home from the hospital, and tried to put on my size 25 waist pants, and my ankle wouldn’t even fit into the thigh spot.
That was depressing.
As I age, I realize I will have to fight harder and harder to stay in the kind of shape I want to be in the rest of my life. It is however, worth it. Everything in life is more enjoyable when you have your health. I can run (or drive) around with my kids all day, climb a mountain, or water ski without feeling like I’m going to die. Also, love being able to put on a formal gown last minute, and feel great!
(Sara told me this morning that a human finger was found in a trouts mouth in Utah yesterday. The fisher man was cleaning the fish, and found it…can you imagine?! They finger printed it, and realized it was a man that had lost 4 fingers from a tow rope previously…)
Okay, that was a bit of a tangent, but thought you should be in the know. So, anyway, I worked hard and got back into shape, FIVE times. And then, right when I felt like I would never have to do it again, my body goes wacko from some birth control to stop a year long (death inducing) period, and I gain like I was pregnant again! And the kicker? It has been harder to lose it this time than it ever was before. I am assuming it is because I am older, and have fallen into bad habits of exercising less (because of bleeding to death) and I have been comfort eating, because I can do nothing else when I can’t go anywhere or do anything.
I am happy to say that I am back up and running, and have lost about 15 of the 30 pounds I gained in a few months from the Mirena IUD. I still have a long way to go, but at least I am in the habit of exercising again and can breathe, which wasn’t happening very well when I had a level THREE iron in my blood.
So what do I do the second I am feeling better? I start a business of course!
My store was supposed to kick off on October first, but because of website issues we will have to push it back to October 15th. We will be doing giveaways on every weekday the first two weeks of October to start advertising. And then, cross my fingers, we will be up and running in time for the holidays and fun shopping!! I can’t wait!
I hope you all are well, the ones of you that haven’t given up on me and my writing 🙂 I have been very busy getting my business ready, kids back in school, and non-profit work the past month or so.
See you Soon!
Good luck with the exercise. I was thinking about Mirena. Now I'm rethinking it.
Love that you are back on your feet. The pics from your birthday hike are beautiful. I always feel inspired about my "back to health" journey after reading your posts;)
I can't wait to see your store!