If you’re like me, the past several years have been stressful and difficult. COVID, quarantines, mental breakdowns, and so many other things have happened.
In terms of physical health, I found my weight creep to over 200 pounds, due to the lithium that I take, along with my diet. But now, I’m trying to control what I can – nutrition and physical activity.
Today I weighed in at 199.5 pounds and decided to double down on my goal to get my weight under 180. I ran a 5K race this morning at Jamaica Pond in 25 minutes and 19 seconds. It was tough, but it was fun, and the fastest time I’ve done in years. I’m also trying to follow the recommendations of my nutritionist – to eat mostly fruits and veggies, and to control portion sizes. So we’ll see where this leads.
I am hoping for weight loss, more energy, better mood, and, of course remaining free from depression and mania. That’s what matters, a healthy balance. Physical health is critically important to help us deal with the challenges ahead.
What are your health goals as we head into the holiday season? Please leave a comment below.