I am back... no, not little quiet "i'm back"... I am B A C K!!! With a vengeance... with a goal... with determination... with COMMITMENT!
I have been oh-so-sick for the last four weeks so the month of January really "went to hell in a handbasket" (have no idea what that saying means but my Dad used to say it and it makes me grin to reference it here!) as far as being on my Weight Watchers plan or getting any exercise. I didn't get to the YMCA once... I didn't figure out my new WiiFit Plus at all!
Seems I had this bacterial infection called "cellulitis" which meant that my foot and toe hurt so badly I couldn't put any weight on it or even lay a bed sheet across my toe without really horrid pain. Pretty serious stuff. Long story short - my doctor thought, at first, it was gout... treated me for gout (old man's disease, hello?!?) and it wasn't getting better so he sent me to a specialist. Between the time my doctor saw me and the specialist saw me my whole foot and up to my knee was enflamed swollen and full of yucky stuff (HLG medical term! *grin*). Off to the Emergency Room... more antibiotics by IV in three days than most people could survive, then onto oral doses of antibiotics and then I come down with thee worst sinus infection known to man. (Well, known to Jan, in my particular case!) Could not breathe thru my nose... so clogged up that I could only hear in one of my ears... so onto steroids/prednisone for this. Ahhhh the joys of everything hitting at once! FINALLY... now a month later, I'm still on the antibiotics and the prednisone but I can step 95% onto my foot and wear regular shoes and heels again. Okay, the heels are painful but then they always kind of are!
And then - suddenly - over the weekend... I was much better. I cleaned house. I did laundry. I cooked and went to the grocery store... I went out to eat with my son. All of the sudden... I was BACK! Big letters - bold type - B A C K! And I was "me" again! :)
So last night I decided to rededicate myself to this journey I'm on as I've lost a full month. I'd done amazingly well over the holidays but this past month was just gone forever. Now I am going to make up for it.
2. Exercise. Up to you how many times a day or a week. But move. It is the middle of the winter here and we need to move our booties when the temps outside tempt us not to. I'm commiting to 4x of exercise a week. I'll be doing WiiFit and Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds dvds at home and - this is not a commitment but a 'hope' - I hope to get out to the YMCA and use the membership I pay good money for.
3. Be positive! This is key. Know in your mind you can do this... know that 5 1/2 weeks will go by in the blink of an eye and you'll be so darn proud of yourself on March 19th you will KNOW you can do it all over again if you want to.
4. No excuses! This is key, too! I am the very best of excuse givers, or I used to be. A year ago I sure was a great excuse giver. But guess who I was letting down? Myself. I refuse to let myself down any longer. No excuses!
Between today and March 19th I am invincible... I am commited... I am dedicated! And my friends, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to come along on this short little 5 1/2 week journey with me.
I know we can rock this... Watch out World!!!