I went in to my yearly appointment with my doctor and I was so shocked at how this little lady straight up man handled my emotions. The year before I was about 7 pounds lighter. I had gained about 14 pounds since then but then I came back down a bit. The nurses finished all the routine testing and blood pressure checks and finger pricking AND finally the doctor comes in to see me.
The first thing she does is look at her notes from the previous year and sees our discussion on weight loss and exercise. She then slams her folder shut and squares me up with her short thin self. She tells me basically that I haven't made any progress to a healthier lifestyle and my health is in jeopardy. I'm thinking like, shawty slow down there just a bit. I've shed 10 pounds via detox, I drink all natural homemade fruit and spinach smoothies, and I'm doing strength training at my desk every day... Do you want to see these bi's and tri's I got going on over here.
So after a moment of discussion, we both realized that I failed to bring the cardio element back into my routine. I was so infatuated with the toning and muscle building aspect of fitness that I forgot to get my cardio training in. She said to get about 30 minutes of cardio a day. So I'm going for 60. I've got to make up for lost time. I think this is the missing piece that will get me back on target to fighting this obesity from 360 degrees.