I have still been feeling happy for the most part, and I am taking full advantage of it to get back on track with my health and fitness. I scheduled my annual physical in August that will include blood work for cholesterol and stuff like that. I have been making an effort to eat right and have been aiming for a certain number of calories each day, although I personally think it is a lot of food, but I am also doing intense HIIT workouts, so I am trusting in the process and taking it one day, one meal, and one workout at a time.
I think what is setting me up for success this time around is my focus on building a healthier me from the inside out. I am trying not to focus solely on losing weight (although it is in the back of my mind) and am focusing more on what I put into my body. I want my cholesterol levels to be in the normal range this time, so I am focusing on that through healthier eating. Not only have my eating habits had to be turned around, so have my thoughts, which in my opinion is harder than the exercising and eating healthy.
The depression is still at bay it seems, so hopefully it will stay away for a long time, and when it does come around, I pray to God to have the courage to persevere and continue to make healthy choices. I am tired of what depression has taken from me over the years: happiness. I am fighting every day and some days are easier than others.
It is a marathon, not a sprint.