Friday, November 4, 2011

Chemo and MRI

I was supposed to go through chemo this weekend, but my doctor postponed it for next weekend after my MRI.  This makes me extremely happy because with the timing of things, I was going to have a chemo weekend ON MY BIRTHDAY next month!!!  Aaah!  Thankfully, I won't have to go through that!

Speaking of my birthday, as many of you know, I made a goal back in June to lose 30 before 30.  I liked the concept because it was catchy and because losing 30 would do me some good.  Well, here I am, 20 pounds down and well on my way to 30.  I have only 1 more month, and being the realistic gal that I am, I don't think I'm going to reach 30 before 30.

However, this does not bother me at all because I have discovered so many wonderful things along the way.  Thanks to my awesome health coach, Erica, I have set reasonable weekly goals for myself that have completely changed our family lifestyle!  I have taken on a very difficult task for a working mother of 2: I have decided to eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  Now, this may not seem difficult, but after having actually tried to do it, it has proven itself a challenge.  It is my new lifestyle.  This means incorporating some fruits/vegetables into my snacks and/or breakfast so that my dinner doesn't become a feast of veggies.  We have been doing some awesome family-style workouts over the last 5 months.  Bike rides, walks, and yoga.  Nothing crazy, boring, out-of-my realm, or unreasonable.  The main component of these workouts was fun with Adam and the kiddos.  And now, I'm down 20 and I know that I will reach my goal of 30 soon.  Maybe not by the big day, but definitely soon after.  I'm thrilled.


alice said...

Way to go Ayisha! Thanks for the update!

Lulu said...

I missed this post somehow! That's awesome! Congrats & keep it up! :) xoxo