My story is familiar. Menopause arrived and overtook my life and my waistline.
This year, I decided it was time to fight back!
While progress is positive elsewhere, my weight loss efforts suffered. I believe my scale actually said “OUCH!” earlier this week.
Despite best efforts to jog over the summer and shed the extra weight, I gained. Early morning temps 10-15 degrees above average with 90% humidity pose challenges to a novice runner carrying an extra 30+ lbs.
So, in a burst of true insanity, I tried the Insanity workout program. I thought the privacy of my own living room would be just what I needed. My house has no A/C. Now there’s some insanity!
Then, I signed my slightly overweight dog up for a “Wag More Weigh Less” program. The regular group walks were great fun. Even more fun were the after-walk stops at the Ale House that offered a dog-friendly patio.
Now, I’m down to a mere handful of clothes that fit well enough to wear to work. It’s more than refusing to replace the wardrobe – it’s about health and wellness. Honestly, I feel like crap.
Research shows that a proper diet and regular exercise is the hallmark of a healthy life. I’ve read that folks who do this actually FEEL GOOD.
My burning question is: Just how long does it take for one to FEEL GOOD?
I started following a basic proper nutrition and daily walking program on Monday.
Oh, and the scale mocks me. I gained another pound.