The last two weeks have been, what I can only describe as, a complete disaster.
I injured my back, and just when I was starting to feel better, I took a turn for the worse and injured it further. I spent the better part of four hours in the hospital, in the middle of the night, hoping like hell a doctor could make the intense pain go away. I was prescribed medication, which made my feet swell up, made me tired all the time, and included a host of other symptoms I’m not going to share (trust me, you don’t want to know). I’ve been in pain basically 24/7, parked on the couch, or a chair, or whatever piece of furniture was comfortable at the time (it changed daily), all while switching between ice and heat on my back (because what felt good changed daily as well). I have been miserable, and moody, and whiney, and frankly I’m surprised my brother hasn’t moved out and left me here on my own.
You know what the worst part of all of this crap is? I have no one to blame but myself.
I’m so angry at myself. I’ve spent the last two weeks feeling sorry for myself:
- My back hurts so I’m going to rest and watch TV for hours.
- My back hurts so I’m going eat whatever I want to comfort myself.
- My back hurts so I’m going to continue to eat whatever I want…
I know I was injured, and I know I needed to rest (which I did), and I know I needed some TLC (which I got), but I missed a golden opportunity here friends. My weight factors into what happened to my back, and instead of trying to do something about it, I ate. And ate, and ate. I haven’t weighed myself, but I’m sure I’ve gained like 10 lb in the last two weeks. As a matter of fact, wait right here and I’ll go weigh myself.
Yep, ten pounds, boy did I call that. I am now officially at the highest weight I have ever been. 😦
The question that now remains is: what am I going to so about it? I’m going to take that anger—the sadness, the desperateness I’m feeling—and channel it into my health. It’s on now, no holds barred. I said that I was going to start asking for help, and I absolutely will. I have friends who know fitness, I have friends who know food, I have friends who live healthy lifestyles who can teach me and inspire me to become the best me I can be. Right now I don’t feel like best version of me, and I want that to change.
So today, is the day.
Today is the day I put all my excuses behind me and I go for it. I’ll have limitations at first—my back is still healing, I’m still dealing with medication side effects—but I will do what I can until I can do more. Then I’ll do more after that until I get where I want to be.
There is no turning back, so watch out. Things are about to change.