New Beginnings

June 10, 2008 at 10:04 am 4 comments

I feel as though I am beginning a new chapter in my life.  Sometimes it takes a big event to wake you up, and sometimes it even takes a non-event.  In my case, thankfully, what woke me up was a non-event, but the possibility scared me a lot.  You see, cancer is extremely prevalent in my family.  Every female on both sides of my warped and twisted family tree has had breast cancer.  I have worried that I am a ticking time bomb for years, and recently I thought my time bomb was about to go off.  It turned out that the scare was just that… a scare.  It wasn’t anything and for that I am eternally grateful.  But it was a bit of a slap in the ass for me to get going on the things I want to do. 

Mainly my focus has been health related.  Over the past few years I’ve allowed myself to gain weight and to become more and more sedentary.  I use a wheelchair but there is no reason that I can’t be as fit as possible and to be every bit as gorgeous and slim as I can be.  Right?  So I’ve been doing a low fat diet for a few weeks and actually am doing quite well on it.  I don’t consider it a diet so much as just a new way to eat and I’m really beginning to enjoy the way it makes me feel.  But eating better isn’t enough for me right now… so I’ve begun working out at a gym.  I’ve found a personal trainer who has actually worked with disabled women before and he’s got some great ideas of ways to make the exercises and machines work for me.  I have done more in the past few days that I have done in the past two or three years, I think.  This must become a new beginning and a new way of life for me.  I will not continue the way I have been.  I refuse to be fat for the rest of my life.  I will be the woman I want to be and I will do the things I want to do.

But man, am I gonna be sore in the morning. 


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. William  |  June 11, 2008 at 4:50 am

    So how sore are you today? LOL

    Seriously, good for you! This diet-and-exercise stuff is never easy and sometimes it frankly sucks, but it’s good for us all in the long run, and the longer you do it, the easier it gets (so they say, anyway). Just imagine how much better you’ll feel in six or eight months! Good for you!

    I’m glad your scare was just a scare. Get even with it by wringing all the motivation you can out of it!

  • 2. Scott-O-Rama  |  June 12, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Glad to hear it wasn’t something more serious. Glad to see you’re serious about getting fit again.

    We need to get together soon.

  • 3. chollachick  |  June 12, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Scott-O-Rama, WHEN? 🙂

  • 4. rakecrelayonew  |  August 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Very nice!!


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