For about the past 9 years I have struggled with my weight. But last year was a clear eye opener that now I need to do something about it. I’ve known for 2 years that something was wrong but was heavily in denial. Even though I acknowledged what was going on, I never got myself to focus and do something about it. I will say that I have noticed after having my children, my life revolves around them. But over the past year I have realized maybe a little too much.
Earlier this year I started focusing back on my health. When I had my first appointment after my daughter, I was sent to a vein and heart specialist. I found out that my daughter was positioned on a major vein and caused 2 arterial blockages in each leg which was why my swelling continued. I was diagnosed with Lymphedema, which is the blockage of vessels that release fluid from tissue. Being 5’2″, the doctors biggest concern was my weight because this can lead to severe heart issues. So I lost about 42lbs last year now it’s time to grind on the other 50. Now that I have cut back on my food intake, it’s time to rev up my workouts.
Today was the beginning of my Crossfit training with United4DC . We did squats, push-ups, and burpees. Squats I’m okay with, but me and push-ups have had some issues in the past and I had never heard of a burpee, but it sure was a lot of work. I thought I would be passed out from the routine but I am full of energy. Who knows how I will feel tomorrow morning. Uh Oh!