I just want to put the last month behind me. The anger with myself for not going to the doctor I trusted sooner. The anger for not pushing the prior doctor to really see what was going on. The fear of what if, because what if is here now. I am sick of wallowing in my own self pity over my decision and the idea of not knowing what the future holds.
I am almost 39 and decided to start running at the age of 37 while weighing over 230lbs. What the hell did I think was going to happen?? Did I honestly think this was going to be easy? That I would not have any injuries? I am still not where I should be weight wise, while I am down over 60lbs I am not near where I need to be. I know that some of my injuries and issues are caused by my weight. No one has outright said that to me but at the end of the day it is obvious.
I try my hardest under the circumstances and I don’t always succeed but I have worked my ass off for 2 years. I think that is why I am so frustrated. I have seen the work I have put in the effort, the amount I go to the gym and yet I have been stuck at this weight for over 6 months (well over). Ok great, that means I haven’t gained anything and I should be really happy, but I haven’t lost either. I haven’t lose any weight!!! I work out almost every day, I don’t eat nearly as poorly as I used to and yet here I am stuck.
I have had ENOUGH!! I don’t want to be in pain anymore, I don’t want to hurt just sitting here typing this. I want to feel better. I am sick of feeling like crying over stupid things because I can’t do something. I want my life back. It’s time to refocus. Gain a different perspective. But how do I do that. How do I gain a new focus when the one I have had is all I have known for these past 2 years. It is what has got me through the struggles of life learning how to take care of myself, how to focus on the new good parts of me. I know I sound like a broken record but this is difficult.
I am not giving up on running but I can not focus on that right now. I am going to continue to rehab but I am not going to push it. I am not going to push PT to let me run or even ask for that matter. When my body is ready my body will be ready. I am going to focus on the other parts of me that need work. My upper body, my core and my mind. Focus on the things I have control over. I can get a stronger core ( I will need that to run a marathon), I can get a stronger upper body (who doesn’t want that) and I will learn to get out of my head more and trust the process.
I will continue to focus more on my nutrition and all the things I can do versus the ONE thing that I can not do right now.