Thursday, 26 July 2012

Health and Exercise

I struggle with my health and weight, and I've been doing so for the 20 years I've been alive.

It seems every time I get to a certain level  of fitness, or a happy weight, something comes along and throw that on it's head. Be it a bad breakup, a sports injury, or just loss of will power.  

Recently it has been a recurrence of a debilitating knee problem with my other knee, it landed me on crutches for 3-4 months, and 6-7 months later it still isn't back to 100%. At first I was told I'd need an operation on my knee to correct the alignment and tidy up the damage, though I would need to do a lot of physio before I could even think about taking that option. So with that in mind I pushed myself to go to the gym 3 times a week to do my physio and light physio every other day, I was motivated like crazy. Then I got a second opinion, and was told that actually there was no quick fix to my knee, the pain would likely be something I would live with for the rest of my life, in fact if they went ahead and did the operation, it could very likely make the pain worse! 

This was a huge shock, I'd just had the rug pulled out from under me and I almost let myself spiral back down. Then went through the doctor's letter to my doctor. He said that I needed to continue with physio, I needed to concentrate on loosing weight and reducing the pressure on my knees. He called me heavy set. It was then that I realised, I needed to continue down the path that I was on. Pushing myself harder to get to where I need to be in the hopes that I can enjoy all the things I loved to do, like dancing, even the things i didn't actually like but took for granted I could do like running.

So here I am striving to be healthier, loose weight and be able to paint the town red in my own way again. Though I'm striving so hard and continuing to work out and eat better, I get frustrated that I'm not where i want to be yet. I seem to have lost sight of the fact that actually since February I have lost 2 stone, 2 dress sizes and a whole lot of inches. Last year I bought myself some Zaggora Hotpants in a large and also a medium, I could even dream of fitting into the medium until April- May time this year. I also invested in some Zaggora Flares (Love) in a medium. 

I need to work hard and continue yes, but I also need to take time to pat myself on the back and tell myself that I'm doing well, and I need to look back at my interim goals and see how well i smashed them :)

So tell me have you ever lost sight of how far you've come with your own goals? Have you ever tried hotpants? 

If you haven't, get on that train! you'll love how much they enhance you workouts 

and because I know that money is a little on the short side in this economy (for me at least)
use this code at the checkout of 20% off  LOLAJOHN