Quest for Better Health

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“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rival, and the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger…”

As the Survivor song boomed down through the speakers, I intensified my workout. The clank of the weights tapping the stack and then releasing, completed my set. I was feeling pretty good after my 15 minute weight session. Grabbing my bottle of water, I gulped down a small stream of wet heaven and proceeded to the stationary bike, to ride for 30 minutes.

A year ago I was practically flat on my back in bed, with sciatica. Today I am a regular attendee of Vision Quest gym, exercising almost daily. Since I started two weeks ago, I have worked out with weights and cardio. I hope to add some light load free weights to my routine, soon.

I credit my health to God, for directing my path to this fitness center. And with my personal trainer (Patricia) helping me, I am finding the right routine to relieve my back pain. Although it hasn’t been a total walk in the park, I like the fact that I sleep better and am not sore or in constant pain. I can really feel the difference! My chiropractor also noticed the difference during my last adjustment. He said my body wasn’t moving as much, because it didn’t need to. That was the best check up in the past year! What an exciting thing to hear!

As I look forward to throwing off much needed body mass and adding muscle, I am setting some goals for this New Year. First of all, I am going to lose 40lbs and keep it off, and secondly I am going to start running again (leisurely). It may take me the good part of the year, but I am determined to press through and make it to the finish line.

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” –Phillipians 3:14

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lynn on March 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Glad things are turning around for you! Back pain can be so hard to deal with! You’re doing a fantastic job!

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    • I am really enjoying getting out of the house and getting back to good health. I didn’t think I could do what I am doing now, but I wanted to try and see. To my delight, it has been great! Looking forward to years to come with maintaining my health now. =)

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  2. YO, it delights me so to see how things have been improving. We are both making great strides to regain a healthy body. You go girl!!!

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    • I love going and I am also glad that we are walking, as well. I look forward to warmer weather, so we can walk outside and I can start running. So glad that you are able to work out and I am looking forward to how healthy we will be in just a few months!

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