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Life is a Balancing Act

o-WORKOUT-HEADPHPONES-facebookBy Kelley Narramore, LPN

Whether you have had bariatric surgery or not, life is a balancing act. We juggle so much and try to fit so many things and moments into twenty-four hours. I often think if my day was thirty-six hours long maybe I would have enough time to get everything done that I need to do. But, the truth is I would just try to fit more in, instead of managing what I already do.

I am not going to lie. I am the world’s worst about letting my exercise routine get lost in my balancing act. Whereas, my husband has very strict guidelines to his routine. I often times wish I was as strict with my workout routine as he is but I am not. I let life interrupt my schedule way too often, but to me exercise is vital not just for continuing my weight loss, but for my mental health as well. How many people do you know who leave the gym and say “Man I wish I had stayed at home!”, none I bet? I tell people all the time I have a “hate/love” relationship with my gym. I hate going, but man I love how I feel after a workout.

No matter how busy you are, I have found we always make time in our twenty-four hours per day for the things that are important to us. So, I encourage you to set a goal (it can be very small), and then start building on that goal. If at first your goal is to workout once a week per month, maybe the next month increase to twice per month. Of course, if you are a post-op patient you have different guidelines, but setting a goal is the most important part.

My goal for 2015 is to hike Mt. LeConte, so I have a date and have begun exercising for this. I hope no matter how big or small your goals for 2015 are you are able to obtain them!

Till next time!
Kelley Narramore from Kelley’s Korner

Kelley is a LPN with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. She recently underwent bariatric surgery.


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