First of all, I want to take a moment to acknowledge a date that’s very dear to me. On March 26th, many people around the world celebrated #Epilepsy #Awareness day. As for me, I couldn’t partake in any actual activities because I was dealing with my own Epilepsy related issues. So, I’m a little late posting about it, but at least I finally am.
My fitness journey has helped somewhat in dealing with my #seizures and some of the side effects that I suffer from also. Admittedly, it’s definitely not a cure and not a way for everyone coping with Epilepsy to help try to manage their version of this #disability, but it has helped me with #stress management and recovery from muscle soreness and strain that usually follow certain types of seizures through stretching and #yoga.
This past week, I was on the fence about whether or not to try to #lose more weight or staying where I’m at. I am definitely happy with my current #weight and shape but have not been happy with how much I have started to stray from my #normal #eating #habits. I hate using the word #diet because that implies the way in which I normally eat is just a fad or phase and that I am only eating this way to lose weight. That’s definitely not the #situation for me.
Although I haven’t gained weight and have stayed steady around 68 kilos, I realized that I had gradually been eating much more bread, pastries, and sweets than I was at the beginning when I found the right combination of foods that worked for my specific #dietary needs. I have made a conscious effort to pull back to my once a week rule for sweets and twice a week for pasta and bread. My other eating habits have not changed. I am down 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) to 67 already in only a week. I will keep you all updated if that changes, whether it goes up or down.
As far as my exercise goes, I’m sticking with a rotating schedule of 30 minutes minimum every other day and doing yoga/stretching sessions in between my workouts. I am also starting to get back outside at least once a week for my long 3 miles (5k) walks. I might bump those up to twice a week depending on how I feel and the weather.
Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. If you have any suggestions or comments, leave them below! If you want any advice or need encouragement, send me a message!