The only way to truly recover from breast cancer and get to a new normal is to take the time to heal. Time certainly helps. But when you think about all the attention your physical body gets through and beyond the process — from radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, etc — it’s no wonder that your mind, spirit, and…
First, let’s get the excuses out of the way. When it came to exercise, I had these plus a few more readily available, especially at busy times of year (like right now!):
- I’m too tired.
- I’m too old.
- My knees hurt.
- I don’t have time.
- I don’t have the right clothes.
- It’s too cold/wet/hot/humid outside.
- I don’t know how.
- It’s boring
- I don’t like
Like most women, weight has always been a sensitive topic for me. My mother says I was a greedy breastfeeder. As a toddler I’d lick my plate and ask for seconds. Adolescence brought on more cravings and less willpower, and adulthood hasn’t been any easier.
I love to eat much too much, and, darn it, eating too much means weighing too much. Weight loss has…