Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Hi All, I'm Melissa. I just wanted to say congrats to all of you on the goals you have reached, you're a real inspiration to me! I'm a 19 year old college student with arthritis in both ankles, one wrist, and various other places, that developed from a serious riding accident, that didn't get tended to like it should have two and a half years ago. I am 5'3", and used to weigh 135lbs. Since I went to college two years ago, I quickly passed the freshman 15 and am now facing the third year 60, and weigh 195lbs. I have a three year old morgan x halflinger filly that I'm training myself, and that was pretty much the only physical exercise I've been getting, as I have been absolutely swamped with school work...
I have a hard time finding motivation to go to the gym or pool (both of which are about a 5 minute walk from my house), or even make time for them. It seems like eating healthy is so expensive/inconvenient when microwavable kraft dinner is cheap and takes 3 minutes to make :(
I really need to stop making excuses, and start losing weight, and get fitter, so I can start helping my horse and stop feeling guilty about riding her.
Thanks guys for all your stories, they seem to have lit some motivational spark, because I now have an alarm set for 6am to drag my butt to the earlybird laneswim at the pool.