No Excuses

These came in the mail today. I’m both excited and fearful. I’ve been needing a workout reboot for over three months, and now I have no excuses.

To be fair, I’ve had good reason to let my fitness routine slacken. Through early summer, I rode my bike ten miles a day as part of my morning commute. But I had to let that go due to a bad ulcerative colitis flare-up. For me, that meant urgent and frequent trips to the bathroom, between ten and fifteen times a day. I couldn’t trust my body to allow me to ride my bike and I had to stop.

I have a great UC doctor who is determined to get me in remission. He’s put me one Entyvio and I’ve had three infusions over the last six weeks. It’s working. Not perfect, but working. I have a life again.

My Wii U Fit has me just sliding in the normal weight range for my height at 5’9, 131 lbs. I lost over 15 lbs this summer, some due to the flare-up itself, but more due to the fact that I’ve had made major changes to my diet. I eat healthier because I need to make every meal count. It puts me in a good place to gain some weight, and I want it to be muscle.

I have no disillusions about becoming a muscled-out body builder. I know my limitations. What has me scared is, I have this last chance feeling. If I don’t get it right this time, I’m never going to get it.

My goal is to do cardio and weight training in the morning, and yoga in the evenings, at home. With these weights, I have everything I need now. No more excuses. My alarm is set for 5:15. Wish me luck.

New Banner, Uncooperative Theme

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I spent WAY too long making a banner for my blog, only to upload it and have the theme I’m using cover it up, plus the whole image isn’t showing up. I’m using the EverBrite Multi theme. What’s going on here? The banner displays correctly on my phone. UGH. Anyone have any advice?