So in recent times I have partially been open about my struggles with regaining my fitness and just living right. I went from a minimum of running at least once race every year up until 2013 to just being a lax individual. This body used to pound out 10km every Saturday morning on the streets of VI, lekki and Ikoyi in a not so recent past. I also used to run a total of 10km during the week in combination with a few other weight lifting, mind boggling and such activities.
What happened? My previous gym decided to renovate (please don’t ask me) because all they did was shut down for a few months and reopen with a new coat of paint with the same garbage equipment and try to double the price. I ran the London Marathon – Royal Parks in October 2013 and my knees decided to show me who was boss. My knee injury from 2006 (i fell off a motorcycle in somewhere thailand and it landed on my legs – different story for a different day) decided to manifest. My husband being the doting boyfriend at the time suspended all running activity in my life especially outdoors…oh the Lagos running kidnappings were also in high swing…so the knee police took his job seriously. Ever since then it has been a downward yoyo slope…my knees have not been the same neither has my fitness.
About 3 weeks ago I committed to being a better human being again…i decided to focus on my eating habits. Reducing carbs and not eating cake. Shior…reducing carbs was not hard, but cake is like air in my life…this is by far the hardest decision i have made in my entire adult life..taking a job in iraq wasn’t this difficult emotionally, neither was marriage -both are like walks in the park when compared with the decision to give up cake. I cheated 2x on my husband’s birthday and a few days after…so i can’t even say I have succeeded. I have lost about 3KG on a positive note, maybe 3kg more to go.
Not having cake has greatly affected and is still affecting my mood. Please whats the hardest thing you have had to give up? Food or otherwise?
Empower youself today with A Million Dollar Gift