I went to my endocrinologist appointment this morning. I feared the worst, as I always do, and expected to get some harsh criticism for how my habits hadn’t been the best as of late. I was actually more surprised to hear things had roughly stayed the same. The only thing that changed is I was now challenged.
My doctor has challenged me to begin a more rigorous form of exercise: running/jogging! I haven’t run or jogged in a long time. I actually have lied in the past when I said I went running last year. I didn’t run; I didn’t even jog. I merely walked around the neighborhood a lot. I’m now being challenged to run or jog a mile at least once a week under 10 minutes by the end of next year (or as I challenged myself: the end of summer). I have roughly 12 months to accomplish this (at the earliest 10 months).
I’m not sure how well I’ll do or if I’ll even succeed, but it’s worth a try. I really want to prove to people I can do this; heck, I want to prove to myself I can do this. I am willing to try. I hope I can do this and not wind up in the hospital. I’m certain that I can make this and maybe even lose a little weight here and there! That’d be awesome! Just how far is a mile from my house? I wonder. I’ll have to measure that out one day. Until, then, I’ll just keep trying and hopefully I’ll write more in this blog, too!
Love and prayers, as always! ❤