Saturday, January 26, 2013
Progress and Setbacks
I'm an optimist... I usually look at the glass and see that it's half full. I don't like to be around negative people, and I try to find the best in people... Lately I feel like every time I take a step forward, I take 2 steps back.. I really don't want to think this way, but it's kind of hard sometimes...
This week I've got some good news and some bad news... That falls in line with my terribly negative thinking right?
First the bad news... I've had some back pain for about a month, I finally decided to go to the doctor (cringe!) and she immediately sent me for a set of XRays and a MRI. Well I got the results today and it looks like I have Scoliosis... So of course I've been freaking out since then. I mean I know it's not like she said I have a flesh eating disease or the herp, but this FRAKKING (BSG ref.) sucks... My dad went through multiple back surgeries and never found any relief. He could barely sit though my high school graduation 10 years ago (has it really been that long!?).. I'm so scared I'm going to wind up like that! I guess you can say that's even more motivation to not only lose weight but to get fit and healthy. I knew popping out 3 babies in one year was going to cause more problems than just gray hair.. But they're so stinking cute, how could I not want them to multiply?!
Enough with the bad, on to the good :)
I joined the gym Friday :) What what?!
Yeeeaaahhhhh! I joined on Friday and I've worked out an entire 2 days in a row!!! Baby steps... Baby steps to dropping the pounds and getting healthy! I really had myself psyched out thinking 'You have to be in shape before you can join the gym.' You know, everyone is working for the same goal, to be the best version of themselves... I put my headphones on and start going... I don't care what's going on around me (unless there's a Tsunami or fire) or how I look... in those damn compression pants from Old Navy... Which by the way, compression is just a fancy word for Spandex! I'm a work in progress, and I'm working to kick some ass in 2013 :)
Posted by Amanda at 11:07 PM