Wow it has been over a month since I have posted. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The past month has been filled with ups and downs. Some things up more than I like because of how down some things were.
In December I got my test results back and I need a follow up mammogram in 6 months just in case. He does not think there is a problem though. I had the MRI for the fibroid and my doctor seems to want to get me in for surgery earlier. I am going to be looking to get a 2nd opinion. One of my big problems is trying to find money for the deductible for 2 years in a row. I know I do not need things done right now, but soon probably.
The bad thing about December is that the only time I really went to the Y was to pick up my shirt. I did do a couple of work outs, but nothing like 4-5 times a week that I have done in the past. I admit that I really missed the workouts.
Fast food was my friend during the month of December as well as usual holiday treats. January I have rededicated myself to little to no fast food. My body and my wallet will thank me.
I weighed in on Friday January 6th and my starting weight for this year is 280. I am up 15 lbs from my lowest weight last year of 265. I am still 48 lbs lower than my starting weight last year. I am going to count this as a win. I am feeling good and I really have made a habit of working out. For the first week of January I have had 3.5 hours of exercise. LM and I went to the Y 4 mornings at 5:30am. Each time I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I also had about 45 minutes of Pilates and 45 minutes of Yoga. I signed up for what I thought was going to be a Pilates class on Saturdays at 7:30am. The book had it listed as Pilates, but they decided to change it to Yoga. I went for the first time on 1/7. It is an 8 week course. I decided I am going to give a the class a chance. It helps that a friend from Tai Chi is taking the class and I like the instructor. Last time I took a Yoga class was in about 2004 and it did not go well. The teacher could not modify for a big girl and did not make the class feel welcoming. This time will be different.
I still have the same goal (resolution) this year as I did last year: To be more active. I also have added that I want to be more adventurous. We shall see how that goes. Branch out from my normal dinner and a movie on date night. I would love to hear some ideas of things I should try.
I hope everyone has a great New Year and you and yours are healthy and happy. What are some things you have planned for the new year?