Happily Happy with one less pill!

Earlier this year I was put on a ‘happy pill’ to help with my anxiety and depression. My situation of being isolated by helping out with my Mom ( Parkinson’s Disease) and my Dad and his memory issues and becoming panicked at the idea of being looked at or judged over my slowly expanding self.

Today when I saw my doctor, after 10 min of general catching up and reviewing my official 10 Kg (22 lbs probably 80 more to go) lost and my over all change in energy levels and confidence, she suggested that I could probably stop taking that little yellow pill.

I’m most hopeful that this will be a medication in my history now. I told her I would stop for 2 weeks and make notes on any changes. (not quite ready to give up the security blanket.)

Everyone is so different on their reactions with foods, everyone has their demons. I’m hopeful that my Diabetes Hellhound and my Cholesterol Daedra will be following the ‘happy little pill’ into my drug history too!

I am thankful at having the opportunity to change my life, grow into a new me and hopefully gain extra years in the journey too. The knowledge I was given to start and the path it’s taking me along have been just the push I needed .

So many things in life I dreamed of trying are starting to look like they might be reality, my bucket list is growing by the page lately! Old hobbies are on my radar again!

I hope you all are enjoying something in life, it makes all the other stuff so much more bareable.

Butt Kicking received, earned and almost lasted until the very end!

The first exercise chosen to try to see if it would be a fit for me was last night… let me tell ya, I got my butt kicked and I loved every second of the intense HIIT , stretching, technique learning, partnering exercises and experience!

Kickboxing is fun, challenging and all the butt jokes are based on the fact that late last night and this morning, the only muscles really feeling it are my glutes!

To start off, the staff is super friendly and helpful. The place is clean and inviting, and the other tortured souls are friendly too. A definite family feel to the whole experience. This helped me to fight off my minor anxiety attack immediately!

The level of experience varied within the class, but the instructors were attentive and would show me modified versions when I wasn’t up to the full intensity of the class.

I left feeling 1000% proud of myself, even though a mere 4 minutes before the end I had to step out as I felt a little light headed. Out of shape me needs some serious exercising in between to get myself up to where I’ll really benefit from the classes, but I’m really looking forward to my next class!! I’ll be there with gloves on! ( mine were supplied as part of the class fee and are a pretty pink. )

If you’re thinking of trying this yourself, I would recommend this company and especially their Thornhill branch! I love Kickboxing https://www.facebook.com/ilovekickboxingthornhill/ .

But research locally for you and look for deals!

Exercise.. Just Kill Me Now!

The biggest ‘side effect’ of this new way of eating is an abundance of energy. I feel like I should be doing something all the time, and I’m starting to get restless.

I’ve decided it’s time to start looking for an exercise or 3 to do either at home, or outside to burn off some of the crazed Tazmanian Devil spinning I find myself in.

This week every morning, before I even make my coffee, I’ve been doing at least 20 minutes on my elliptical trainer. it feels great starting the day off that way, but it doesn’t feel like enough. So I’m making a list of things I’d like to try, and then I will let you all know how well (or badly) I do!

I’m hoping it will be a huge learning adventure! Minimal bruises even!

  1. Yoga
  2. walking
  3. biking
  4. boot camp at local gym
  5. boxercise
  6. dancing (zumba)

Please comment below if you have suggestions on other modern forms of torture you feel I might enjoy trying! Also if there is something you’d love for me to try and its not overly costly, that might be fun for me, or for the readers to get a laugh at my possible RANT add that too!