My health has been a constant battle my entire adult life, I say this without any exaggeration. Glandular Fever (Mono) at 17 seemed to mess up a whole lot of stuff in my body, I soon after got the debilitating symptoms of Endometriosis and that took about 11 years to diagnose and get the surgery for. Then… I had the accident. My body hurts a lot, I get migraines all the time from my neck and shoulder issues from my car accident. The Endo is only ever managed. It’s tough. But I’m 37, middle age is creeping in on me, even if I look a youthful 29 (don’t snigger) my insides don’t feel that great. I eat well, but I haven’t been exercising enough and my metabolic rate is pretty bad, that of a 52 year old I was told recently, I had been feeling like I’m that old to be quite honest so it seems about right.
So, I started hard training in November – HIIT, circuits and other such things that make your legs go to jelly and your face go beetroot. I’m loving it so far. So for this year I really want to see some results in my fitness, reduce my body fat and go down a dress size. And just feel better. I know the consequences of not getting this sorted now, even the the fat on my body really likes me and doesn’t want to leave any time soon.
I also want to eat more towards the paleo end of the spectrum, it actually works for me and I am used to spinach for breakfast and no carbs now. I need to cut back on alcohol, for so many reasons, though it’s really hard in London and I want to prepare more of my own food at home and not be so busy I can’t do this.
Part of my focus on health is going to be making sure I get enough sleep – early nights, early rising, not being out at meetings all the time at night. It just doesn’t work for me and I need to run this race well. I also need enough relaxation, a sabbath and things that are good for my soul.