September 01, 2011

Healthiness Journey Reboot

I am proud of how hard I worked this year to lose weight and get healthy. While I didn't get as far as I had hoped in this journey, the work I did helped me recover from my surgery. With less belly fat (yes... curse of having a baby, I still have some there), my incisions weren't as irritated while sitting down which I've had to do a lot of during recovery. Stronger legs helped to get my up and down to compensate for my limited abdominal use in the first few days. Less weight meant less to carry around when walking was so hard to do.

I feel like this is a good time to start new. Post-surgery, I already have to start over. It will take weeks to get back to my former running pace. I'm not going to magically be able to get up and run out the door no matter how longingly I stare at my sneakers. I need to refresh my food tracking skills as I have lacked in them for the last couple weeks. The hardest part will be overcoming the power of the birth control pills that I will now be on for at least the next 5-10 years. When I had to go on them back in April, I hit a weight loss wall. I know they say you can't "gain weight" from birth control pills, but when you mess with your hormones, you are kind of messing with how your body works. Know what I mean? Cravings are different and controlling them has to be different as well.

I have my work cut out for me.

I'm ready for the new me and the fabulous life I have in front of me. Bring. It. On. 

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