Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Good bye 2014, Hello 2015!!
So on the health front...first off...the FEET...my feet have been a problem since April of 2013, so severe that I was barely able to walk a block without excrutiating pain. As many know it put me in a downward spiral and I confessed to becoming depressed. I was so active with hiking exercise and was so thrilled about my weight then everything fell apart.
As we begin 2015 I am proud to announce that I have not had a shot since April 2014 and my feet are on the mend. I would say I am close to 80% better, a lil weary and afraid of relapsing but I can even walk barefoot without pain now! I thank Merrell for their fine line of shoes as once I got rid of my $400 orthotic and started wearing nothing buy Merrrell's everything started improving...(no matter what a doctor says you know your body best)
I called my daughter, Michelle, the nutritionist and said I needed help! I needed to get back on the right path. For some reason I couldn't do it on my own!!
My daughter set me up with an extensive plan, similar to the "Fast Metabolism Diet".
My frig was now full of green, orange and yellow, it was time to get my mojo back!!
I woke up on January 12, 2015 to "the scale"...
which doesn't allow for any coffee... my daughter allowed me to have my morning cup but after breakfast. I spent the next week doing my best to follow the schedule which required eating all the time!! Well it felt like it, with eating every 2 to 3 hours. It was extremely hard for me to juggle it on my gig nights, where I brought my own food with me to eat in the middle of my gigging. All in all I spent the entire week hating with every inch of my being this damn plan!! Between Monday and Tuesday it was exercise days...only 45 mins necessary and could be done in one shot or within the two days. Tuesday was the day for me to exercise. I first went on my Cross Fit for 5 minutes and when I noticed a bit of a pull in my heel I got off and moved to my stationary bike for the next 40 minutes. Wow, first time back exercising and the endorphins started kicking in and reminding me of a feeling that I always loved. After a long hiatus with exercise you know this was a huff and a puff and a definite struggle to do, but I let The Bachelor (mindless TV) entertain me while I pedaled.
The weekend was much easier however, I ignored the must relax, meditate or get a massage part of the plan. I was rushed to finish my husbands website so we could start selling his CD's online. I worked till 9PM Sunday night and pushed it aside to relax a little before bedtime. Morning was nearing and after a week of containing myself from looking at the scale I was about to do so in just a
This is lengthy so...I am going to stop now and start another post shortly to continue...
What are your 2015 goals? Are you going to be healthier than 2014? Are you going to find a way to make good things happen? And as you read this, have you done something positive for yourself?
Anyone care to guess what the scale said on January 19, 2015?
Welcome to 2015 everyone, I'm back!