Last week I went to the doctor for my annual check up – everything is looking lovely. My blood pressure is fantastic, my HDL & LDL numbers and good and high/low respectively, and there’s not even a hint of diabetes lurking around.
But I need to lose weight.
I have managed to gain 10 pounds since my appointment last year. No ma’am. No sir. I’ve officially crossed the line into overweight and that just won’t do. I know that my eating habits have slipped and are to blame for the majority of this gain – my exercise routine hasn’t faltered much at all over the last year. The doctor told me that as one gets older it’s really easy to gain a pound or two (at no time did he say 10!!!) every year and one day you look up and you need to lose 40, 50, 60+ pounds.
I’ve talked a little (maybe y’all would say a lot) about Smoochy’s weight and how it frustrates me. Well, I’ve turned that over to the Lord and I do believe He’s going to work on Smoochy’s heart and get him up and moving. I’m pretty sure my nagging Smoochy every few weeks is just me being an instrument of the Lord…anyhoo, y’all know if there’s one thing I’m serious about it’s my kiddo. I’ve got to set a good example for her to follow as it relates to health so I’m buckling down. For real.
I asked my doctor about running. Which I hate. And stopped doing because it hurt my knees. Well, he said my knees are just not used to running, they’re not falling apart and that I need to get new tennis shoes and get back to running if that’s what I want to do. So I am. I’m not going to pretend like running is going to be “my thing” because I still prefer the elliptical machine, Zumba, and walking for my cardio, but I figure it won’t hurt me to run a mile or two once a week to help with this weight loss.
And I joined this workout challenge: http://www.mrshutupandtrain.com/30daycc/ A few people from Twitternation are joining me, and if you’re up for it, feel free to join as well 🙂 We’ll be eating clean and working out hard for the next 30 days. Feel my joy.
I was tempted to wallow around in sorrow and whine about having to drop this poundage. But really, there’s no point in that. And as I posted the other day on FB: “Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.” I figure that applies as much to health as anything else, so I’m lacing up my new tennis and getting about the business of improving my health.
So here I am. Back at square one. Needing to drop these pounds, keep them off, and keep my numbers good. Let’s go!