Ever had that huge knock on the door, the ultimate wake up call that tells you
Hey Dork! You gotta make changes!
Well, that’s where I am at the moment. Now that the kids are all back on track with their dental health and even up to date with their own physicals, I decided I needed to practice what I preach and go to the dentist myself (followed in a few months by the doctor).
I have had a couple of broken teeth for a few years now, but I didn’t really have the money to get them fixed until recently. So to the dentist I went.
I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t gotten a lot of dental work done as an adult, or if it’s something new they do, but they take your blood pressure at the dentist’s before they do most procedures on you, and I’ve learned that I have high blood pressure.
Like HIGH blood pressure.
(Unless, of course, I’m just that nervous about seeing the dentist, but it’s high at my dad’s house, too).
So, despite so many other changes in my life recently that has me emotional at the drop of a dime, it’s time to get serious about my health and start making changes with my well-being. You only live once and I really need to start putting my nose to the grindstone and getting myself healthy.
Step 1: Exercise
I’ve begun going over to my dad’s on Tuesdays and Thursdays to ride the recumbent bike he has there as I have so much weight to lose. Last week I began riding for about 20 minutes, last night I went ahead and rode for 30.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are going to consist of either walking outside, doing a Leslie Sansone walking DVD or even Zumba.
Step 2: Eating right.
Eating healthy would be easier if I had a husband who didn’t bring home choco tacos every time I said “I want to start watching what I eat”. It really makes it difficult. In one aspect it’s sweet he doesn’t think I need to lose weight, but the reality is I do, and when he buys me crap or makes crap it doesn’t make me feel any better, often it makes me feel worse because I begin feeling guilty for not eating how I should.
Step 3: Meditation.
Something, anything to help me destress. I am one of those weird people who often internalizes everything and I need to let go. I constantly have to remind myself when my children don’t get the grades I know they are capable of that it’s not my grade, it’s not me. It’s their grade, and a B doesn’t make it bad, I know a B is okay, highly acceptable, it’s technically still above average.
So my big thing is finding ways, other than exercise, to de-stress.
Is there anything you do that helps you to relax? Share what you do in the comments below, I would love to hear what works for you!