I went to my orthopedist yesterday to have my knee checked out (it has been swollen for 2 full weeks). After doing some tests, and letting me know some things I already knew (my knee cap doesn't function properly since it leans to the side causing extra pain), she gave me the prescription.
I need to lose weight.
And then the pain and discomfort in my knees, ankles, and lower back should all go away. I used to pray that the doctor would say something to me that would force me to stay motivated to lose weight, but it was totally different hearing it. I have always had problems with my joints, and I have never been told that it could be weight related. I felt that because I look okay, and not like my obese BMI number, that it shouldn't affect me much. Guess I was wrong. The weight that I have been carrying plus the stress that the car accident put on my knees has become too much.
So what does this mean?
I need to get it together...and my biggest problem is still my nutrition. On January 7th, I will begin the New Year, New Rules 15 day program. This couldn't come at a more perfect time. I MUST stick to this plan for at least 15 days to reap the benefits and who knows, maybe it will turn into a lifestyle. I also have exactly 175 days until Fitbloggin where I want to be the best I can be mentally and physically. That's 6 months away.; I ain't got NO excuses.