Update On The Shin Splint And Race Status

Well I certainly have been remiss about my blog posting as of late so I guess I better get my butt in gear. I’m not due for my quarterly checkup until July so not sure what my current status re cholesterol and all the other important things are at the moment. I’m still maintaining my weight around the 185 lb. mark and feel great overall so I’m hoping that my body knows what it’s talking about.

I’m still in physical therapy for my shin splint problem, going into week four of my treatments actually and so far the jury is still out on this one. It’s costing quite a few dollars a week to be treated and I’m not convinced that I’m actually improving at the moment but I’m sticking with it. Someone should have told me in the beginning that they inflict severe pain to promote healing though as that has been an unpleasant experience on some days.

The hardest part of therapy I’ve found is finding time to do all the exercises that they want me to do. The want me to do them 5 times a day! Don’t these people work? How in the heck does one find 5 times in a day to do exercises? Am I supposed to just stop in the middle of a meeting some other thing I’m doing and “drop and give me twenty”? Anyway, 5 times a day isn’t practical but I’m doing what I can in the evenings after a run or ride.

I’ve cut back my running to about 20 miles a week to try and help heal this problem during the therapy process too. I’ve cut back to 3.5 miles a day from the longer 5 – 6 milers I was doing although I am thinking a 5 or six miler is on the plate for today.

So how are all of you overweight people doing? Have you started on your mission yet? Are following me and just waiting for me to fail so you can say I told you so? Statistically, I should have failed already. Did you know that about 80% of people who lose more than 50 lbs. gain it back in less than two years? Sad statistic but I can see how it happens. It would be so easy for me to just say enough, I want to eat what I want, when I want, and the heck with the exercise! Not going to happen.

I don’t ever want to be the fat person I once was. I like my new body and new found health and I plan to keep it that way. I don’t ever want to go back to being that overweight, diabetic, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, $250 per month pill popper I was with all the prescription medications I was taking, person ever again. That means that this “is now my lifestyle” and I have to maintain it.

This can be you too! Get off the couch, change your habits, and do it now! It’s never too late and I’m living proof that it works and it can for you too! I’m here to answer your questions if you have them. I’m no expert by any stretch but I can pass on what I’ve learned along the way. Go back in the archives of this blog and you’ll find a wealth of information if you take the time to read it. You can share in the struggles along the way and find out that I’m no different than you!

Get going, change your life, and start now! Not next week, now! Get on the path to becoming a new healthier you that was “just one pound ago”.

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