This site is essentially all about kicking the crap out of cystic fibrosis in any way possible. First, it was my weight, which has given way to providing for my household during our increased medical expense period involving Beautiful’s allergies. With those expenses mostly out of the way, aside from two expensive and completely uncovered prescriptions, I am free to start gaining the weight back that I lost in the last two months. I’m not fretting about that weight loss, though, because I had the weight to lose this time. Any other time, this stress would have sent me spiraling down under 100lbs and back onto IVs. The weight is allowing me to fight back and stay healthy at 120-123lbs with relatively little effort in the eating department.
My next goal, aside from amassing a $50k savings account for a CF rainy day, is to get in shape by exercising. I don’t mean the namby-pamby exercising that we did earlier when I rode my bike around or we walked a mile. I’m talking about cardio. I haven’t done any cardio since I was 19, so that makes it… 12.5 years since that last stressed my heart and lungs. I grew up playing baseball, football, basketball during recess, track, and even played adult indoor soccer and softball after graduation and inter-mural flag football at USF during my sophomore year. Yeah, I was a sports stud… well, maybe not a stud, but I was in serious shape back then.
This week, starting on Monday, I loaded up the Free Step program on our Wii Fit Plus. [Read more...]