Back in July/August, I started having some health issues. I wasn’t aware of what was wrong at the time, but something was definitely different. I was beyond exhausted and always dizzy, I was gaining weight and I was having a period every 1.5 weeks. I went to the doctor in September and was told I had PCOS and because of it, I became pre-diabetic. How did this happen? Well, I think it had to do with everything that was going on in my life. At the end of May, I took a promotion which was followed by a reorganization. The reorganization left me with half my team and triple the work. My life was chaotic. I was getting home late and working nights and weekends. I stopped cooking, I stopped exercising, I stopped smiling.
1st step to getting healthy was a better diet and back to exercising. 2nd step was figuring out if the new career path was worth the shift in my life. 3rd step – sign up for a half marathon so I’m forced to exercise.
Back to the 2nd step – I decided the new career path wasn’t worth the stress and in November I decided to start looking for other opportunities. I am now in a better spot, work/life balance wise which is great.
I completed the half marathon in December and did another one in February. I signed up for another one in April (2 days from now) and I injured myself 5 days ago. Orthopedic said its IT Band so off to PT I go.
I have always been a runner – since I was in grade school – but I haven’t been good about stretching and now I am paying for it. It’s definitely a theme in my life….take care of yourself LADY! I guess I am being forced to now!