Since a little before New Years, I have been following what I thought was a healthy diet that promoted weight loss. Boy, have I been wrong. I weigh myself fairly religiously. Every morning, before doing anything. I have lost 2 pounds. 2 pounds. What is that?
It started to dawn on me that, while I may be eating healthy foods, I am cheating way too often. I need something to keep me on track, that is NOT counting calories. Enter Weight Watchers.
I joined Weight Watchers a year ago before my wedding and lost about 10 pounds. At some point, I gave up. I let the stress of my job and wedding planning get to me, and eating healthy became a thing of the past. Sooo I gained it back (isn’t that how weight loss works anyway?).
My weigh in days are Sundays, and I am confident that I will be happy with the scale, every Sunday! I just need to throw in some more exercise, which leads me to another problem I discovered this past Friday.
I went to the doctor for my yearly check up. We discussed weight loss and exercise. I told my doctor that after about 10 minutes of walking, my heart rate jumps to 160 and I have difficult breathing. I shrugged it off, saying that my heart just wasn’t in great shape and that I just needed to keep at it. She asked some more questions, and I thought that was it.
Until she said “asthma.” Apparently, I have exercise-induced asthma that decided it wanted to flare up now. I have an inhaler and I take a couple hits before exercise. I used it earlier this week and the difference is incredible! So I can run now, right?
WRONG. I also have runner’s knees! Basically my knee caps are not centered. It is pretty easy to correct, though it does take time. Doc said not to run until my knees are straight. So walking and strength training it is for me! Hopefully, I can still stick with my resolution to run a 5K by the end of 2014!