If I had continued to talk to him under those conditions, then I was saying to him that I didn’t really mean what I had asked of him, that he never bothered to do. I figured that there was no point in having yet another stupid ass conversation with him about the same topic. We had been down that path a year or so before, this was a second chance and I was so over it. There will not be a third and that’s for real!
There is a lot of stuff that we can change that we don’t. You tired of having high blood pressure, then get it under control, take your medication but change your damn eating habits. Put the f*&king salt and fat down!
Now, I know that some issues are deeper than saying just do it, and require deeper work in therapy to unpack! That was my truth with shopping too darn much and men.com, looking for someone to love me. Somethings require a lot of work with the right professionals. You can’t be afraid or ashamed to get the help that you need to be a better you.
There’s nothing like a mind change to change ones life. My first love Randy use to say to me all the time, “Change your mind and your ass will follow,” this is the gospel truth!
However, with other things there requires a mind change and some discipline. It’s not enough to now better, you have to do the better that you know. That’s being your best you.
We don’t apply discipline. We keep saying tomorrow and then tomorrow becomes today. My therapist use to remind me often that discipline is a transferable skill.
|The sweater I’m wearing is an extra large and the skirt is a size 4|
In the last two years I’ve been on IV medication a lot, this combined with nerve pain, I’ve had very little opportunity to workout and have spent more time in bed. As a result I gained 25 pounds! I’ve lost about 10 of those with just changing my eating habits and more movement outside the house; but for sure I have more fat pockets than hot pockets.
Now that I’m healthy give or take, I have decided to put my foot down! About two weeks ago I said I was headed to the gym. I made it that day, but then excuses took control of my life. I decided this weekend that enough was enough and on Monday I crawled out of bed and went straight to the gym. I’m headed to the doctors this morning so we will see how the rest of the week goes. The thing is, my gym is opened 24 hours. Like so what excuse can I come up with, other then me not applying discipline to my life?
The thing is, I can’t fit any of my clothes and y’all know I have no money to get new ones. This has forced me to wear the same ensembles over and over again, when I have a closet full of clothes. *SMDH* I have so many St. John Knit suits that I can’t fit, it’s a shame and a testament to waste in my life.
I hate the way lipodystrophy makes me look and I complain about it almost everyday. I really need to do this for me.
There are other reasons why I need to hit the gym other than how lipodystrophy has reshaped my body making me kinda depressed. When the fat is redistributed it tends to go to the back, the chin and the mid-section. Studies over and again have determined the more fat you have in your mid-section that more likely you are to have heart issues. On top of that, my HIV medication causes high cholesterol. I’m off the chart with very high cholesterol, the bad kind (LDL). Wouldn’t it be a shame to live this long from HIV to have a heart attack or a stoke?
|Me having a Dexa Scan|
Lastly, on the health tip. Depression is an ongoing battle for me. I ain’t this happy go getter all the time. Living with HIV is hard! Really hard! I wouldn’t wish this on my worse enemy. It has been proven that working out increases the serotonin, and who doesn’t need more serotonin? Come on somebody, working out has it’s benefits.
|This is a $500.00 Escada blouse that’s hanging in my closet that’s too small|
The key is to eat healthy, minimize fat and sugar, cardio and weights. Weights are a must because the more muscle you gain the more fat you burn. Plus, I’m so small at my bottom, I need to balance it off, loose the top and build the bottom.
I was doing so well, then somewhere that just went to hell in a hand basket. I think when I started getting that drug resistant herpes, it changed my life style for sure, on and off IV meds all the time, nerve pain in my back and legs. Walking is even painful. I know that I am capable, I’ve done it before. I just need to be disciplined. Being healthy has to be just as important as being alive.
Soooooooo I’m saying all of this to say, some things in our life that we are unhappy about we can change. I’m so happy that God has given us free will. I know for sure that I have not been using my freewill in all areas of my life to be the best I can be.
I’m not trying to be a perfect me, I just want to be the best me! What about you? I can here Randy with that wonderful smile on his face saying as clear as day, “All you have to do darling, is change your mind and your ass will surly follow.” But I’ve learned over the years, in order to get that ass in action, you have to add some discipline to the knowledge that you know.