Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 Teaching Me

March 2nd, 2017 Teaching Me

When things are challenging, I mustn't get lost in the challenge--I must shift my perspective and ask, "what is this teaching me?" I've had plenty of "learning opportunities" of late. And this is a positive thing. I've also had the good fortune of spot on advice from friends and professionals. One thing I'm making sure of each day--is being able to answer yes to this question: Do I have what I need to maintain my extraordinary care? And often times it's not about the food--of course, I'm staying stocked, prepared--weighing, measuring--cooking, and so on...Often it's, Do I have what I need in terms of support? And lately, that's been a big YES.

The panic attack last night wasn't fun--and it certainly disrupted my sleep, but I was able to get enough work done and leave early, taking 1/2 a sick day to get some rest and regroup.

I have made it important to create a plan with action steps toward making sure I get the exercise I need on a consistent basis. For me, it requires exercising immediately after work. If I go home first, the chance of me going later goes way down. I can workout at home--sure, and the stairs is a fantastic cardio experience--but there's something about the Y that just feels better. Gerri suggested I create some accountability measures--like joining a class of some kind, where I must be there at a certain time. I love that idea. I could get back into spinning class! Anyway--this is something important to me right now. My food is on point and the accountability factor there is on high, as it's been for a few years now--but the exercise department has dropped dramatically. Also--as a wonderful reminder, awareness thing, I'm considering getting my hands on a Fitness tracker of some kind--one that uses heart rate to calculate. When my old Fitbit stopped working, I decided I didn't need the stats--but now, I'm seeing how it can motivate and inspire a better commitment.

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with fantastic support.

Mom and I planned on attending a concert together tomorrow night. She's not well enough to do that--and that is upsetting to her. It's one of her favorites, country music star John Anderson. I'll be introducing John at the concert--and mom gave me a special message to give him. I hope to have that opportunity backstage before the concert.

I had a good visit with one of mom's nurses tonight. The doctor is ordering more tests--and is considering admitting her to the hospital as a means of expediting some of these tests. Whatever's best for her--let's do it!

Today's Accountability Tweets:


























Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

2 comments:

  1. Hope things work out well for your mom and speedy recovery!

    I have been happy with my garmin vivofit 2. Nice part about it its always on my wrist, water proof, never needs charging, battery last over a year. It has a heart monitor I can hook up but never used it. I certainly gives me constant awareness and reminder to stay more active.

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