Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This is really to put into words. And it might sound a little morbid, I do apologize if does.
I turned 54 last week, and I happened to remember that both of my parents and eldest sister, all passed away in their mid 50's. My surviving sister will be 60 this year, so she broke through that barrier. I, on the other hand, have all the odds stacked against me. Not only am I obese, I have also had several heart attacks, both knees replaced and I have lymphedema. The Grim Reaper is slowly coming my way. It is time I get really serious about losing weight and getting healthier, or else old Grim will be here sooner then later. Eating healthy has been, to my surprise, really easy. It's not hard stocking up on fresh fruit and veggies and making healthy meals. Exercise is the hardest, because I am doing it by myself. I don't have a person who will workout with me, and keep me motivated. I joined a gym thinking that not only would I lose weight, but would also find people who would be supportive and keep me motivated. I was wrong. When I first started going, I would feel really good about myself when I got there, but, I would be the only one working out in the ladies only area, so it would get really boring. When other women would come in to that area, they wouldn't even say hi, and then leave after 5 or 10 minutes, and I would leave feeling awful. There was no support, no motivation, so I quit going.
I have to get serious about my health. But, how do I when I have no one around me that can work out with me and keep me motivated? I can't go walking by myself, (doctors orders), because of being a fall risk, and I can't stay motivated enough to workout inside.
Maybe one of these days, I'll be able to post my first success blog, and post a before and after pic. So, until then, you'll have to put up with my sad posts. Sorry. :(