Guess what? I haven’t exercised consistently in over two months and the world has not come to end!! Nor have I gained weight (well, at least none that I can detect via my waist measurement or by the way my clothes fit). In fact, I think I may have even lost some weight.
I chalk it up to the fact that food and I have an excellent relationship. It doesn’t control me and I don’t need to control it. I’ve been eating less because I need less. Add to that all the nervous/excited energy that I’ve been expending: new book, new grandson, new experiences all around! I’ve probably lost a little ground strength-wise and muscle tone-wise, but overall, I feel great and I know that I will be able to make up that lost ground quickly!
I continue with my physical therapy for my shoulder (which is much better) and my elbow (which is better but not where I need it to be), I take walks, I’ve swung and snatched my kettlebells a time or two, I’ve danced a little bit, and I (mostly) do my yoga two or three times a week. But this is nothing compared to the regimen I used to maintain. As the days get longer and warmer, I am looking forward to getting outside with my kettlebells on a more regular basis, not to mention the fact that I am going to participate in the 2011 Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut in October to support the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation…so I need to start walking more.
In other news, I saw both my naturopath and my “anti-aging” doc (the hormone guy…I keep telling him he should use the term “pro-youth” instead) a couple of weeks ago and my cholesterol numbers continue to improve without the use of a statin drug! My other important numbers are continuing to improve, as well.
This is what it means (to me) to have a body in balance.
What does your body look/feel like when it’s in balance?