From mid March until the beginning of May I had stopped working out and monitoring my eating habits as I was so wrapped up in appointments and paperwork stemming from N’s official diagnosis of ASD. While I did in fact lose some of my hard earned progress during those weeks I was determined to start again, which I did. I have now lost 5% of my total body fat since I got back on track! The reason this is so vital is because the hospital I want to have my surgery at has a requirement for how much adipose tissue one posesses before they’ll do the surgery. Now I could go elsewhere for my surgery, somewhere closer to my home that does not have any such requirements, however they also have a much higher re-occurance rate of the hernia coming back than my ideal choice of hospital. SO I am determined to continue with my weight loss goals in order to obtain the best chance of only having to have the surgery preformed once.
The place I want to go to is Sholdice Hospital, which specializes just in hernia repairs, and their reputation is amazing. I felt a bit discouraged about my goals recently as it’s hard to start again when you’ve stopped. It’s also honestly hard to find the time and energy when there is so much else going on in one’s life. But find the time and energy I will because having a hernia sucks, and with my recent success I’ve regained my motivation to keep on keeping on. Sometimes I need that extra motivation, for every single workout hurts in so many ways. It’s not because I’m pushing myself too hard, or because I don’t actually know what I’m doing, it hurts because I’m actually in pain every single day, all day and exercise only adds to that. I am lucky to have my massage therapy background as it has helped me to understand a great deal of how to best optimize my workouts for the results I want without adding any additonal injuries to myself. But motivations like seeing the inches come off, or seeing a decrease in my body fat percentage definitely help my mental state about said workouts. I’m off to the Y again today for more weight lifting and cardio, wish me luck dear readers!
P.S for those that have been reading my blog for awhile, I still can’t do a full sit up, as written about in “Would the real slim Starburst please sit up” found here but I’m getting much closer 😉