I've been struggling lately with my weight and health. Three years ago I set off on a weight loss journey and lost 40 pounds, and I felt so much better, my blood pressure lowered and my cholesterol was in a good range. But, in the last year I have once again gone back to those bad eating habits and have gained 20 of those pounds back. I'm tired of feeling sluggish and just generally blah all of the time so I am determined to get myself back into shape. I am thinking that I will share my progress with all of you because I think that it will help me be more accountable.
|Marilyn was ahead of her time working out with weights and eating high protein/low carb diets. Photo source here|
Something else that I have always struggled with is my own personal perceptions of my body. Isn't everyone too critical of their perceived imperfections? This body of mine is nearing 50 years old and has given birth to six children, it can't be as tight and firm and slender as it was when I was 20. Realistically I know this, I am a semi intelligent woman after all, but it's difficult to let go of those self criticisms.
Nothing is perfect, everything can use improvement. Even my mind, body, and blog.