Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weeks 47 & 48 for Jess, plus some health news

5/8 - Sunday
5/9 - 30 Day Shred DVD, Level 1
5/11 - Shred It with Weights DVD - Level 1
5/13 - Biggest Winner Cardio Kickbox DVD
5/14 - 1/2 hour yard work (digging and wood chopping)
5/15 - Sunday
5/16 - Shred It with Weights DVD - Level 2
5/18 - 30 Day Shred, Level 3
5/19 - 30 Day Shred, Level 2

5/21 - Ripped in 30, Level 1

A couple of fairly good weeks, but I learned recently that I need to step up my game, because I've been diagnosed with high cholesterol. It's not much of a shock, because it runs on both sides of my family. I was kind of expecting it actually, and now that I'm thirty and my doctor's testing me for it, surprise! there it is.

So, now I have a medical reason to work out not just a few times a week, but almost every day. And now instead of just eating to keep my weight normal (which I've done successfully for the past two years), I need to eat to keep my weight normal and I need to eat for heart health. Bye-bye oh luscious buttered popcorn that I used to save my calories for! :D

Seriously, it's not so bad. In fact, it's kind of nice not to wonder exactly how much eating healthily and working out should matter to me. Or what method exactly I should be embracing. Now I know, and it's pretty cut-and-dried. And, honestly, there are worse things than clarity.

And, hey, now those ten pounds I've thought about losing for the past two years? They're not vanity pounds anymore! They're I-don't-want-to-take-drugs-unless-I-absolutely-have-to pounds.

So, we'll see. Hopefully the uber-clean-eating-and-sufficient-exercise works. If not, at least, by God's grace, we have good health insurance.


1 comment:

  1. Wow. Sorry about your health diagnosis! You have a great attitude, though. I can personally say, too, that having a medical reason (mine was to combat panic attacks) really helps with maintaing exercise and having a good attitude about it. The more detached exercise comes from weight maintenance and the more focused on overall health the better, imho.