Monday, May 5, 2014

Do What You Love

I've been wanting to write this since last week.  However, after a long weekend in NYC with my oldest daughter, I came home with vertigo.  Have you heard of it?  It's different for different people.  For me, I feel like I'm on a boat, not a cruise ship with stabilizers...more like a pontoon, most of the time.  Even now, as I stare at this computer screen, I feel, what I have termed as, "wavy".  While it certainly isn't life-threatening, it has been quite consuming the past ten days.  I've decided to just deal with it!  On the recommendation of an ER doc and my chiropractor, yes - they can agree, I am seeing an ENT on Wednesday for more answers.

Today marks another new beginning for me.  I have decided to commit to the fitness programs of Tony Horton (with the addition of running), the nutrition philosophy of Whole30 and the Daniel Plan mentality for a year.  There will be a few exceptions, for the most part, trips to North Dakota to visit family and friends.  Each of those visits last only a few days, not months.  So, I'm not going to beat myself up about a few slips here and there.  You know what?  My biggest commitment is to just enjoy life!  I feel healthier and happier when I'm eating well and being active.  I believe that I will enjoy my days a little more if I can just let go a little, not be as obsessed with calories, and just be healthy!

I had a great start!  Despite the vertigo, I did a 30 minute Couch-to-5K walk/run this morning followed by a 30 minute P90X3 workout.  Did I feel wavy?  Yep!  Did I fall over and hurt myself?  Nope!  I had asked Sydney to listen for a loud "thud" in case I fell.

My youngest daughter, London, wants to run a 10K.  There is no reason that I can't do that with her.  Some of my greatest joy on this earth comes from spending time with my children.  Walking the streets of New York with Sydney has now become some of the best memories I possess.  I weigh 30 less pounds than I did as of October 1, 2013.  I believe that shedding those 30 pounds allowed me to walk the miles without a swollen knee and a crabby attitude (still had sore feet but that is because I chose cute boots over comfortable running shoes).  Being fit isn't just about being able to rock the latest fashions...although, if I'm being completely honest, I LOVE clothes.  I believe it is more about being able to do what you love and love doing it!

Time doesn't stand still.  

I am now in a stage of life where we travel for soccer, prom dress shop, and prepare for senior photos.  The days of diapers and strollers are long gone.  I've wasted too many moments wishing that I looked different, felt better, fill in the blank...  

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