AND a week ago Tuesday the ambulance had to come to our gym because someone passed out while playing basketball.. THEN this last Tuesday during Body Sculpt, a lady fell over and was shaking.. someone shouted she was having a seizure, and Jessica yelled for someone to run to the front desk to have them call an ambulance..I was closest to the door so it was me that went. Shoving through people waiting for the next class, yelled to the workers at the desk.."Call 911 there's a lady having a seizure!!" As they all scrambled and yelled, call 911 code blue!" As we ran and led him to the lady.. By now she was sitting up right and people were surrounding her, Lisa again to the rescue. We all cleared the room for the paramedics, so I never found out if she just fainted, but when I looked over at her before running out of the room she was on her face and shaking.. SCARY. So anyways, back to the subject.......
I get frustrated with how far I let my body go... especially considering the fact that I use to weigh 140, and had a desirable body. I am amazed at how my body is changing though. I see changes I thought I would never see after having two babies. My belly has no more stretch marks, actually most of them are gone through out my body. I am getting my old shape back.. even though I know it won't be exactly the same.
More than the way I look though, is how much I am undoing the damage I did. Being educated on health and the risks obesity have are very motivating. I read this article the other night and it amazed me.. here is a clip from it:
2. Your heart, which is the size of your closed fist, is a small, overworked muscle, pumping 24/7. And for every extra pound of fat you carry, your body has to grow seven new miles of blood vessels -- primarily capillaries but also small arteries (arterioles) and small veins (venules) -- and your heart has to work that much harder. Put on two pounds and that’s fourteen new miles of blood vessels; fifty extra pounds requires 350 miles of new blood vessels. On and on...
Isn't that amazing!?? My heart was working so much harder than it needed to be! Still has many miles of extra blood vessels, but so far I've shed 329 miles of excess blood vessels! Wow. Also, your heart working that hard does put "Wear and Tear" on it. Not good.
On the Biggest Loser, they showed 2 contestants who lost loved ones from obesity. This hit home.. a young man's Mother, who had a heart attack around age 50 caused by diabetes. Her two sons found her on the floor in her bedroom, already passed. Another girl, lost her brother, in his twenties, who auditioned to the BL show, and 5 days later died in his sleep! Probably from sleep apnea caused by obesity. To hear real stories like that really opened my eyes even more.
I am beginning to become passionate about health and preventing diseases, especially cancer. Too many people are diagnosed with it these days. It seems crazy to me. I know God is ultimately in control, but he gave us our temples to care for it, not destroy them and expect Him to give us long life. I understand that He does allow some healthy, young, fit people to get cancer. But I want to do my part and take care of what He has given me. I am amazed at His mercy that He would create the human body allowing us to undo damage we have done. It's not the case with say.. alcohol abuse, or drug abuse, and possibly there will always be some consequences from letting myself get so unhealthy, but He is so good to give us the control and help to heal our bodies from obesity.
I have already worked out 210+ hours this week, and I have not worked out yet today or tomorrow! I weighed last night.. I know.. I know.. have you noticed I am not very consistent with just weighing on Monday's? Well I was just curious, and I gave in.. and it read 197.8!! Whoo hoo! I got on a few times just to be sure. I Never weigh at night.. so I was so shocked! I have been very right on with my points this week, and working out. That's -47 now! Yay! I am weighing on Saturday before I leave for Morgan Hill as well.. Hopefully it will be the same or less and I wasn't just fluctuating at that moment. Better go clean now and play with the boys a bit before lunch and nap time! =)