November 6 ~ Today I am thankful for my health. I am a middle aged, overweight woman who has never really taken care of herself. I have been blessed with relatively good health all my life, but I’m ashamed to admit that I took my good health for granted.
A couple years ago, I injured my lower back / left hip when I fell down some stairs. After treatment from doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists, I am finally feeling back to normal (or as close to pre-injury as I’m likely to get). All of these professionals treated me from differing points of view. However, they all agreed on one point, I needed to lose weight and workout. They all advised me to work at strengthening my core to protect my back from being re-injured.
I have been overweight and out of shape since my first pregnancy over 20 years ago. I have been able to lose weight several times over this time span … but I’ve always gained it back, plus some 🙁
I have never enjoyed exercising … never thought of myself as athletic. But I knew in my heart it had to be different this time.
I joined CURVES a few weeks ago and took my first steps on what will most likely be a life-long journey of getting fit and staying healthy. I really like that the program I joined has everything I need under one roof – diet, exercise, counseling and support of new friends. Everyone I’ve met there has been friendly and welcoming. I am determined to make eating healthy and working out my new lifestyle.
♥ Today I am thankful I have started my journey to a healthy lifestyle ♥