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New Season, Fresh Start

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring! emoticon It felt more like emoticon this morning, hopefully the mercury will match the calendar soon.

I'm hopeful that in a new season I can start to keep a more consistent approach to a more healthful lifestyle. Over the past few months, more often than not I found myself finding excuses not to do things that I know I should, that will help me in the long term. But I am definitely cracking through that funk. I'm looking forward to a few things coming this season that are already motivating me to stay in gear.

1) I'm an ardent listener of Jillian Michaels' podcast, and she's coming to my area on a speaking tour in a few months to promote her new book. I'm sure it will be things I know and have heard before, but I think it will still be uplifting to go and get it in person. emoticon

2) I'm going to Florida in June with my siblings and nieces/nephews. I'm really trying to get out of having a goal weight to be at by then (my head just naturally wants to do that, though), but instead just trying to work out consistently so I don't find a way to permanently stay out of frame during the trip. As hard as I try (okay I don't really try that hard) I tend to cringe at photo ops, focusing on my hangups instead of enjoying the moment and the memories.

3) I'm having arthoscopic knee surgery in a couple weeks. I've been having knee pain for years on and off, never getting it checked out. I finally went to the doctor to see what was going on....several months, a clean x ray, another injury, and an mri later I learned that I have a large, old meniscal tear that is just retearing over and over instead of healing, and potentially early signs of arthritis. emoticon Rather than freaking out about it I'm taking it as a sign that I just need to get my a** in gear and stay there. Because I've had several years of knee pain, despite strength training, therapy, biking, etc, with no relief I think surgery is the right option now. I'm young, which from everything I've read and the doctors have said bodes for a good recovery. I want to do this know so that I don't end up with lifetime deficiencies in my knee, and so that I remember what could happen if I don't take time to take care of me. All in all I think it will be a good thing, and a lesson learned. But wish me luck all the same!
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    You've taken the time to try other alternatives...do what you think is right for you.

    And oh yeah...I'm jealous too about JM! Enjoy yourself!
    3000 days ago
    I think you are doing the right thing getting it taken care of now. Best of luck to you in everything!
    3006 days ago
    Oh no!!!! knee surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for you darling!!!!

    And woooohoooooooo on going to see JM!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm jealous!
    3006 days ago
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