My life has been overturned in most areas of my life. The man I was in love with broke up with me. Pretty standard... Also, I have suffered from OCD for the last ten years and am now experiencing what I would call a relapse. My psychiatrist keeps changing the dose and type of medication I am on. This creates a lovely roller coaster ride! He also suspects that I am bi-polar. Yay. I currently don't work and can only survive due to the amount of spousal support I recieve each month. This benefit is up in June, so I have to find a solution ASAP. I am in school one day a week, but because of other life complications, that is being threatened. As you can see, my life has presently gone down the tubes.
HOWEVER, I have caught the fitness bug. Last time this year I was a size two. Look at me now! I have eaten unhealthy for a year and now I am a size 13. Oh my God. Not only has the pastry aisle tempted me, the medications that I am on contribute to a low metabolism. It's funny to me: A young woman who is on anti-depressants which make her overweight, only to become depressed from the weight gain that the anti-depressants cause. Hmm.
I am motivated! And that's a big part of why I am writing this blog. I need to STAY motivated and I think my readers and the obligation to write will help. Today, I got on my treadmill and completed 30 mins or a warm up/cool down and intervals of jogging and walking. Afterwards I did 20 crunches and did 20 "butt crunches" per leg. (I'm really not sure what they are called... the person is on their hands and knees and pushes their leg out behind them.)
I feel ready to take this on! My goal is to become a fit young woman. Not just skinny, but fit with definition. Wish me luck and please check back to view my progress!