Monday, April 23, 2012
Iíve been distracted lately. Iím in the process of buying my first home and that seems to be all I can think about Ė closing, painting, refinishing floors, packing, moving, unpacking. You get the idea. Itís exciting, but overwhelming. On top of the house distraction, a happy one, is a not-so-happy distraction Ė INJURY. Iím not sure what I did to my left ankle, but Iíve been in varying amounts of pain/discomfort for over two weeks. So, itís time to hobble over to the doctor and let him take a look. If I were to diagnose myself, based on knowledge gained from countless episodes of ER and what Iíve learned from WebMd, Iíd say the best case scenario is a pulled or torn something or other. The worst case scenario is a stress fracture. Iíll update you after I check with an actual doctor, though.
These distractions mean I havenít been focusing like I know I should on maintaining this new, healthier lifestyle. You have to THINK about eating healthfully and you have to PLAN to exercise. Those things donít typically happen on auto-pilot. At least they donít for me.
I havenít fallen face first off the wagon, but Iíve gotten lazy about tracking and checking in with my Spark Peeps, both of which I KNOW I need in order to stay with the program. I keep telling myself that I need to FOCUS, but every time I try to focus, I start thinking about paint colors or counter-tops. Iíve come so far, I donít want to let any of the progress Iíve made slip away.
Right now, Iím not sure exactly how Iím going to redirect my attention. I just know I have to do it - QUICKLY!