Going to the gym is finally paying off. And by paying off I don't just mean that I'm losing weight. I have lost 10 lbs, so that's great but what I'm really talking about is my improved quality of life. I can now go down the stairs one foot after another. I know this is normal for most folk, but I've had to go down the stairs sideways for over a year now. I can also get up into the back of the truck almost every time without having to roll in, I can step on the bumper and pull myself up and on the truck. So big improvement in my leg strength.
This past week I got to the gym 5 times. I have been working on my cardio. I do 3 miles on the treadmill. I am starting to push my speed. I can get a little run in now in the session. So far I've only been able to run 1/4 of a mile at a time but my endurance is improving and my heart rates isn't as high as when I started.
I am eating better. I wouldn't say I'm dieting, but I'm eating a good balanced diet and I'm trying to limit snacking. Snacking is a stuggle, but I'm improving. It all helps with warmer weather and increased day length. I'm working in the barn longer and enjoying the horses more and more as it warms up.
I know these are all baby steps but they are steps in the right direction. I'm celebrating every improvement in my health.