Thursday, March 08, 2012
So I don’t know much about blogging but I have enjoyed reading others blogs and they seem to be a beneficial way to express yourself in a way that cant be done face to face, to learn about who you are and get feedback from people with similar experiences. I don’t know what to expect from blogging and I think the word is quite funny but I am ready to give it a try I guess.
I am 25 and have never been skinny but I have been healthy. I was a college athlete, lettering in basketball and also the rugby team captain. I played softball for a bit as well, but was just never really into that sport. I was plagued with injuries it seemed throughout my career but it was worth it, I think.
Since I finished up undergraduate and went on for post-graduate training, I have been so focused on school and working to pay for school, and studying and school and school that I have totally ignored my health and fitness. I love being outside and enjoy strength training but I have found I make a lot of excuses to not do it. I recently had foot surgery so I am unable to run, I spend the greater part of the day at school to the tune of 15-16 hours a day, and am trying to finish my application for my license, find a place to live, pack and clean my house to sell and staying in contact with my soon to be new boss. All these are great excuses but they aren’t helping me to be the healthy me I want to be.
I keep telling myself, after you take the board exam then you will have more time, after you do your week of on call you will have more time. But, if I keep aftering this portion of my life before I am willing to take time for me I may as well say after I am dead then I will worry about my health and happiness. I caught myself today saying after I get finished with this rotation and am back home I will have time to plan my meals, eat better, and exercise routinely. I do well for a while, then I get so exhausted that I lose sight of my goals and just plan to restart up when I have more time, or more energy.
Long story short, I need to stop putting off changing my lifestyle, I need to take time for me and stop stressing (whether I know it or not) about all the things I am expected to do, and I need to be selfish and put myself first. Now putting this plan into action…