Aside from NaPoWriMo concluding and the gorgeous Spring Pennsylvania is (finally) having I have not been blogging. I also started a book club (in my spare time) ;)
I started taking kickboxing. (This is not about to turn into a weight loss/health blog - I hate them.) I do want to share my story a little though.
I was always always always the underweight skinny kid. I barely broke 100 pounds in High School even with all the Aqua Net. I am 5'2" and have a fairly small frame.
Fast forward to 2013, I have had two pregnancies resulting in four daughters, my eating habits never changed from my 20's and, well, now you have a woman who is wearing a size she never thought she would. Seeing a reflection that is alien. That is purely aesthetics, I guess.
My daughters are really rather precious to me and I don't want them to be without me or get the wrong message about diet and exercise. I am changing my language to "healthy" versus "thin".
I never exercised when I was younger because I didn't have to. Working out was to lose weight, not stay/become healthy. Well, now I am overweight and becoming unhealthy. I have 5 bulging discs in my spine, fibromyalgia, and today I received the gift of a blood pressure medication.
I need to get serious.
I have, in the past two weeks, started to take, of all things, kickboxing. If you knew me, this is quite a hilarious picture. I am sore. I am sweaty. I am unhappy.
However, I am unhappier that I weigh too much, which is causing my hypertension and the joint pain to be worse. I am becoming motivated. It is tough work and the class is so intense I pretty much don't care I am dripping sweat, huffing and puffing and beating the crap out of a canvas target.
I have been going back. I have poor follow through when it comes to "exercise". I hate to say, for fear of jinxing myself, but I think I may like the class. I have a brain that never shuts off. I have no choice in this class BUT to think about breathing and punching. That is all I am able to keep in my noggin. There is no room in there for anything else when I am there.
I hope I stay with it or find another activity to guide me to health and the body I want.