By: Amanda Narcisi
I used to be skinny. It is a horrible confession. I used to eat salad everyday and workout four times a week. I loved how I looked. Fast forward 17 years and a mentally destructive marriage and two kids and I am not happy with how I look. I am fortunate to have a man who loves my curves and I have had great luck with fashion stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid.
Enter February and the Fitness Challenge at Apple. Truth is that it has been a struggle. I understand everything in moderation, but I feel like every time I substitute Steak for Chicken I feel like I might as well gain 17 pounds. I am doing great with tracking what I eat and I am getting in some exercise when I can (this weather is horrible for outdoor exercise), but I feel like I am chatting the granola bars with some beer. Now I am not drinking anymore then before. I just like the analogy.
My weight will probably be something I struggle with daily and probably for the rest of my life. I don’t even think it is the idea of what women should be like, but more like I am afraid that if I am not healthier I will end up sick like the rest of my family. Diabetes, High blood pressure, muscle aches and pains, cancer, dementia and heart issues. I want to be healthy so I live longer because I feel like I am not ready yet. I haven’t been successful yet. I haven't had my happiness yet.
I don’t have an answer to this. Perhaps this health challenge