Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

I am one of those lucky people who doesn’t have the most complicated history with my body. I have always been small and pretty petite, but now that in my 20s that has started to change. I have gone up in weight and my body has changed accordingly. This is a completely natural change and nothing that I am happy about, quite the opposite. I finally feel like I am at a weight where I feel safe and don’t have to worry about eating enough every day and having issues with my blood sugar and energy.

For a bit of background: I don’t feel hunger essentially ever. My body does not give me cues that it needs nourishment and that my blood sugar is dropping. My first hint at needing food is that I start feeling nausea and headaches after maybe 8-10 hours without eating. As you can see that isn’t a healthy habit and I have managed to start making sure that I eat properly after a pretty horrible spring and summer two years ago.

Now that I am at a much healthier place in my life I have started to feel like there is still something missing. Exercise. I have never been the sporty person, quite the opposite, and I’m starting to feel it. I have pretty much no muscles at all and can barely make it up three flights of stairs to my apartment without getting winded. In the autumn I will be starting archery when the beginner’s course rolls around, but I do need something more than that. Something that gives me a bit of muscle and more dexterity would be very nice.

So here you can see my starting point:

I will be making an update post in about a month to see if there is a difference and what I actually did. No chickening out this time!