I've been working on getting back in shape. For most of my adult life, I've been very active. I got into the habit of regular exercise many years ago. I had to practice what I preached after all. I worked as a cardiovascular nurse specialist for 25 years and counseled patients on lifestyle changes after they experienced a heart attack or cardiac bypass surgery. So being fit was a way of life for me.
However, circumstances changed drastically for me. You see, I 'retired' from nursing for ten years. At that time, I didn't need to work. But life happens and my life as I knew it turned upside down. Talk about stress; oh my!
I began to feed my emotions with sweets and popcorn. After moving to a different home, I found it harder to exercise. I returned to work in a totally different field and had a longer commute. I gained 20 pounds!
You may think that's nothing. Maybe you have more weight to lose. All I can say is that I'm glad I didn't allow it to go on any longer. I see many people my age who have surrendered to the fact that extra weight is just a part of getting older. Well I'm not giving in. I'm doing it and I'm determined!
- I like to be able to easily into my clothes
- I like to have energy
- I love that it's become easier to step onto that treadmill
- I love the increased time for reading book on my kindle
So how about you? How are you doing?
If you'd like some help and motivation, I encourage you to link over to Kim's blog Making 40 Fantastic. She also hosts a private Facebook group where we share with one another and have some much needed accountability.
Blessings and love,