Taking Back My Health

1.01.2014

Yesterday I introduced you to my word of the year. And while I am not planning to make a bunch of empty resolutions. I am going to make some open ended resolutions that can evolve and change with me as the year continues on. Over the next few days I will introduce you to the promises I have made for myself in 2014. They could be considered resolutions, but I am looking at them as promises. Because I know who I want to be, and I am DONE making excuses. I am done with the pity parties when things aren't going the way I want or when something is working better for someone else. I am promising myself that this year I will become closer, day by day, to the person I want to be.


So my first promise? To take back my health. My life has been a yo-yo of getting fit, gaining weight, back issues, fitting into clothing, needing new clothing, acne, and so on. I could take you through a lot of sob stories. About being picked on for my weight and people saying mean things about me, about having back surgery when I was in high school, about being diagnosed with PCOS... but if I did that I would also have to admit I have a serious addiction to treats. Like, it's bad. I can't stop. I would have to tell you about how sometimes I am too lazy to get back out of bed to go take my medicine, so I just skip a day. And I would have to admit that sometimes if I am about to go to the gym and my show comes on, I get so wrapped up in the TV I just skip the gym. Basically, there are things out of my control and things in my control. And I have to admit I am not controlling the things I can and I am letting things that are out of my control take control of me. Not okay.

So health is applying to more than just losing weight. I want to be healthy. I want to be strong. I want to eat right. I want to be in the right place mentally, always. I want to remember that birth control messes with hormones and conquer those crazy spells. I want to have a clear face. I want to remember to take my PCOS medicine so I don't relapse. I want to break my treat addiction. I want to get to a place where I am not second guessing the way I look. I want to feel happy about what I eat and not get sick because I want "one more". I want to take back my health. And I am going to take back my health. I think it will be a long process. But it will be worth it.
Brianna Rios said...

I'm with ya on that! My goal this year is to be toned & feel good in my skin. Let's hit up Golds & Xtend Barre together :)

Katherine Nay said...

Good for you! I'm working on this a lot this year too. Good luck!

Meg Rowe said...

I believe in you Deidre!! Let me know if there is anyway I can help!

Jenn @ Party of One said...

I think this is so great. I struggle with health issues too and I've decided that 2014 is going to be the year I take back my health! Yes I struggle with some chronic illnesses but I can so much more to change my habits and help myself! Here's to being healthy! Happy New Year to you!

Life with Amberly said...

I completely understand! I get asked all the time when my baby is due.... (not pregnant)... and I sometimes eat treats all day and decide not to eat anything healthy because it will add to my calorie count. And I am TERRIBLE about taking medicine for my pre-diabetes. :P I need to work on that as well..

Kara Maloney said...

I love this Deidre! I am on board with you! And when we both FINALLY make our way to Phoenix, we can do some workout classes together :) GOOD LUCK!

Brooklyn Jolley said...

Such a good idea! I need to figure out a solution to my crazy birth control hormones too, let me know if you come up with anything good!

Sierra @ Oh, Just Living the Dream said...

You go girl. This is awesome.

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