I just wrote this post for my 100 day challenge group and think its probably important enough to share here too.
One of my intentions for this season2 challenge was to eat better and exercise more and I think it was one of those that I added on to the end. It wasn't a major focus although something I have wanted to do. I can't say i have been diligent with it at all. In fact the other day i was lamenting to myself, why is it that I keep making lousy food choices. On one had these choices give me comfort on some level but can make me miserable on others. I have an acid reflux problem so eating some things really does make sleeping at night miserable. So the question is why do I still do it, Some of this is the Ego making me think I need these things but maybe its more than that. I did ask the Universe for help on this matter and also thought I wonder what its going to take to make me change. Well the Universe I think supplied the answer yesterday.
I had my annual womens checkup yesterday and found out my cholesterol and triglyceride numbers are way off the scale. My Dr. has suggested a low fat diet for 6-8 weeks, increase exercise and then to get checked again. If there is no improvement then I am going to need to go on medication. The one thing I hate is taking medications, I already have 3 that I have to take every day and I am determined not to have to take anything else. This is a strong motivator for me but I am not certain if it will be enough to counteract a lifetime of not eating right. In some ways it feels like that this is the time I will be able to change this pattern and I am excited to start on this journey. I mean how many bags of potato chips does a person really need to eat in a lifetime!
I am putting this out there cause I know I am going to need your support and encouragement in the next few months. This is a journey I want to go on and I don't think I would be doing so if I weren't doing the challenge. I know that you'll be going on it with me and that in itself is a major help. Thanks for reading this long post. I love you all.