February 8, 2014
In December I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance. Basically, my body makes exorbitant amounts of insulin and uses none of it in the way it should. My body is and has always been very confused. How do I get my body operating in the way it should? Right now, it's with medication. This medication will allow for my weight loss efforts to actually pay off--my body will know what to do when I feed it good food. (I've got a fairly decent handle on that, thanks to My Fitness Pal.) According to all research, my body will soar when I add exercise to that mix. There's my why #2.
This will sound as an excuse, and maybe it is, but we do lead a very busy life. In addition to working full-time outside of my home, I also work almost full time (if the hours are to be believed) on my writing. The Daughters are very active, our family is very busy; learning to add exercise/physical activity is going to involve a great big ol' learning curve. But, I need to work in a work out on a regular basis--that's why I'm shooting for ten minutes a day. There's my why #3.
Today--this very, very cold Super Bowl Sunday--I plan on doing some 10 minute Pilates. If I'm feeling saucy, maybe I'll do two segments.