As we end 2014 and begin a new year in 2015, I think back on what i have accomplished this year and goals for next year.
Although my health has improved in some areas (cholesterol is down!), i still struggle with high blood pressure and weight gain. Entering the change of life (peri-menopause) has clearly had an effect on my metabolism.
Many of us begin the weight-loss struggle in order to improve our looks or have our clothes fit better (including myself). Lately there seems to be more of a tendency with some to accept the weight gain and be happy with it.
While accepting who we are and how we look is great that thought process does nothing towards counteracting the effects that being overweight has on our overall health. High blood pressure, visceral fat, extreme pressure on joints are just a few of the health effects caused by being overweight.
As much as i’ve changed my eating habits (we eat in an average of 6 days a week per month opting to cook our own meals, we do not drink sodas/pop, we’ve cut out the sweets, include more greens, fruit and fish in our diet and cut way back on the red meat, etc.), it is still not enough. So my main goal will be to incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise for five days a week. I am about 75 lbs overweight and would be perfectly happy to stay at this weight. However if i want to be around to see my future grandchildren I know i need to lose the weight. And it is for them and for my children that i do this.
So i ask all of you to consider your health and how this incorporates into your goals for 2015 and just think about this: There are some things we cannot change no matter how hard we try but when we accept that which we cannot change, are we doing it because its just too hard to change? Is it just easier to say i’m going to accept this as the way things are and no longer fight it?
I’d love to work with you to help you discover and achieve your goals. what are your roadblocks? Your life and your health are worth the endeavor. i’d love to hear from you. What are your goals for 2015?