Hi! My name is Aliz. I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
Welcome to Persistent Progression, my little corner of the wide blog world. I have created this site to share my travels and travails learning to be healthy and getting fit again.
If you would like to contact me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In a nutshell:
Over the last 10 years I have put on about 70kg. I’ve also found the love of my life,, built a house, gotten married and looked after my fur babies. Now, I want to lose that 70kg and get back to a healthy feeling me.
I uesd to be an amatuer athlete, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Taekwondo, Netball, along with some dancing too, all this out in country Victoria. I loved it, something to do every night of the week, never a dull moment. I moved to the city for my final two years of High School, stopped competing in everything, still did some cycling and gained a few kg’s. Not too bad though I was still active.
Then I finished school, kept eating like I was buring 1000 calories a night and piled on the weight. Sorted myself out briefly and then let it all slip. Eating out, wining and dining, relaxing and not being bothered to cook a proper meal at night all contributed. So I am where I am now, 120 something kilos and no where near as healthy or fit as I would like to be.
The last year or so has been working up to a head, I’ve had enough. I’m more stressed than I have ever been and I’m sick of being sick and never being able to just jump in and accomplish something. I no longer want my body to hold me back. I’m finding I am turning into a hypochondriac, every little ache and pain gives me a panic attack. Strangly the times when I feel good are when I’m exercising. I want to keep that feeling, I don’t want to have a panic attack that I might be dying I don’t want to have horrible daydreams of what might happen if I have a heart attack. It’s no way to live, it’s not even really any way to survive.
So I’m doing something about it, I’ve pulled my finger out, I will make it. This is my journal, my travel, journey, and path. I hope this little road map might help someone else.