flipping the switch
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I haven't posted in a long time. The tendons in my ankle finally felt better this past fall. I still occasionally have a little pain/swelling, but NOTHING like it was before treatment. When I feel some pain, it reminds me to do my at-home PT exercises. Really grateful that it healed.
I really have had a hard time motivating myself to exercise. I've walked sporadically w/my husband on weekends. Tried the elliptical again recently, and think maybe I've rediscovered that although I am not a fan of exercising, I am a BIG fan of the endorphins that are released afterwards. It actually does feel pretty good, and I feel like I accomplished something. Did 1.75 miles today for the first time in more than a year and felt proud of myself. The only drawback afterwards is feeling pretty hungry. Had some cheese and mixed nuts for a snack to tide me over until lunch.
If I can harness that feeling post-workout and hang on to it, maybe I can keep this up. I'm not logging my exercise on spark because I have it synced w/my fitbit. I can't add it separately, because it would double down on my calories burned. So, if you think I'm not exercising - I am. Finally trying again. Aiming for 3 exercise sessions/week. Trying to start w/small and manageable goals.
Btw, I'm approaching a big birthday in 3 years. If I could lose 2 pounds/month for 3 years, I will have lost 72 pounds. I would be down to 151 lbs. Doesn't that sound so simple? I've said this other years, and really, a 2-lb/month loss should be so easy to do. Hoping this actually might be the time that I accomplish it. I would be happy with any significant progress, so, really going to try to flip the switch for better health.
Wish me luck!