Starting yet again...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The past few months have set me back health and fitness wise. A genetic health condition resurfaced and forced me back on medication that meant many sleepless nights, enhanced appetite and no exercise. It really shook the foundations of the healthy lifestyle I had been building and set me back emotionally, physically and, yes, unfortunately back at the scale.

But, just as mysteriously as it came, my health condition seems to be in remission again and I have been given the go ahead to exercise again. Despite the depression that comes with such an unsettling change, I am determined to return to my healthy lifestyle. This week I am returning to C25k training.... week one complete, it was all I could handle, after running a 10k in October.... YIKES. Oh well, it feels great to be able to be moving again. I am looking forward to a race in early March.

I have to swallow my pride and move my ticker back up today. I know I lost the weight in the past by focusing first on training and tracking my food. I can lose it again....

The hardest part of all of this is knowing I will probably have to face this challenge again. I better set the precedent that I will overcome it each time it surfaces, otherwise I am doomed to ever decreasing levels of health.... failure is not an option here.

So here's to starting yet again....
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    I'm starting over too. I re-started C25K also, I'm moving on to week 4 tomorrow and it is tough, I am so disappointed in myself for letting it get out of hand but I know what I need to do. I have no doubt we will get where we want to be. take care.
    3780 days ago
    "medication that meant many sleepless nights, enhanced appetite and no exercise"

    Ah, I know this medication well. This medication derailed my 30 pound weight loss two years ago and made it so that I had to lose 40 pounds when I re-started my journey in January. Well, not this medication alone, I do a pretty good job of eating all by my lonesome but with this med I am insatiable. Please hang in there and cut yourself some slack. The only thing we can do is be gentle with ourselves and wait until our body is ready to get back on track.

    Fall down seven times. get up eight.

    You are already on the right path, all you have to do now is keeping on walking.
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    3780 days ago
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    What you are going through, so am I. However, I am now thinking of my self as a fighter who doesn't want to be so vulnerable this next time. I want to learn about keeping my immune system healthy and fighting against my autoimmune conditions. I hold onto this true is powerful, it can cure chronic illnesses. So it's up to me to learn, know and eat the right foods. And you what, I can do that. And, I am going to start doing that. I no longer chose to be a victim.

    Love your blog and thank you for sharing it and helping me move on!!
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    Hang in there! Your journey and challenges sound very frustrating. Luckily now you have a chance to regroup and refocus and retake some ground. Good on you for not giving up and giving into despair and frustration. Sometimes the only way out is through. Be grateful for your health and take it a day at a time. Gather your support around you. Spark will always be here for you!
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