For those of you who also read my bio, you know that I am a fitness expert as well as a gluten free/celiac blogger! Well, the celiac diagnosis has taken a toll on my health, not to mention the hypothyroid problems that came along with the gluten allergy.
I love working out. I really do. Admittedly, I haven’t been adhering to my own standards and beliefs because honestly I just haven’t wanted to. I spent the last 8 months trying to figure things out, frustrate myself and run myself in circles just with the celiac disease – let alone work out.
Yesterday, I ran the Hell Run 5k with my husband and today – I hurt. My knees throb, my back aches, my shoulders are sore and my core is tender. When I ran the Mud Ninja in July, I felt fine. What happened to this fit girl in the picture above? This is what I frequently say to myself almost every day when I look in the mirror. Sure, you might not notice anything in the photos but I feel the difference.
I feel weak.
I feel vulnerable.
So I decided today will be my last day feeling weak and vulnerable. Starting tomorrow, I’m taking control of my health. I’m taking control of my fitness. I’m taking control of my diet.
October 1, 2012 is the day I take control.
I saw online that October is Celiac Sprue Awareness Month, but so is May so I’m not entirely sure which one is correct. But, I think its a great place to get started. I’ve purchased all my “whole” foods. No more snacky snacks. No more processed junk. Just good, whole foods.
Steak, fish, rice, potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, tuna, spinach and berries. That’s it for the next few weeks. I’ve got my coolers out, my containers ready and my food prepped. Preparation is key. I know how to do all of this – I just need to stick with it!
Back to my workout regimen of 5 days per week. It feels good for me to be in the gym. I need to sweat and pump iron
I’m incredibly busy the next 10 weeks and I absolutely have to make time for myself.
No excuses. Hold me to it!
Who wants to commit to an October change with me? Post your October resolutions below and let’s get this party started!!!
I’m going to promise Coach I will take him to the park at least 3-4 days per week so he can get exercise too!