Long hard year
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
As I begin the new year, it is with hope that this year will bring positive change. The past year has undone most of what I worked so hard to achieve here on Spark. The fight with breast cancer added those 30 pounds back and zapped my energy. Although I still look ok, I can feel the extra weight. It is past time to do something about it. My energy levels are returning and I'm feeling like myself more often than not. I know that to get the rest of the way, I have to get active and eat clean.
So starting today, I'm doing just that. I made a trip to Aldi yesterday & stocked up on salads & healthy snacks. I will go to the grocery store tonight to pick up what I couldn't get last night. This time I'm shooting for a high protein diet and focusing more on strength and conditioning rather than cardio. True the first few weeks will be cardio heavy as I work my body back into condition to lift, but I will put more and more lifting in the rotation. I really love it and I'm looking forward to seeing those muscles again. So here's to a healthy and productive 2011!
Me filling out a jacket that was loose by the end of the 2009 season.
Stays help lots, but you can still see the extra weight.