The Dreaded Health Screening a.k.a. Reality Check
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
So, I just got back from a health screening provided by my employer. I sat in a hot room, rapidly expending my deodorant for the day, and had my BMI, BP, Cholesterol and Glucose checked. Overall, my impression was "It could be worse." But the reality check was this. My BMI was .1% from being morbidly obese! Talk about a bucket of cold water in the face! I have always considered myself a little "chunky"; not as heavy as I could be, but not a stick either. But as I traveled through my 30's and into my 40's the chunkiness has moved in and done a room addition. My booty is no longer in the "first time home buyer, 1000 square feet" neighborhood. I am in the "family home with a 3-car garage" neighborhood.
The truth is that it won't ever get easier to deal with my weight and bad eating habits and lack of exercise than it is RIGHT NOW! Yes, I've made SOME progress. but I know my exercise has been half-hearted at best. I have allowed excuses, business, family, injuries, stop me from giving it my best effort. If something wasn't PERFECT, I would find a reason to skip a workout or cut it short.
How much better my results could have been if I had only done what I could instead of what I felt like doing!
It's not that I am having a pity party, but I want to make the most of this "hard cold" information to motivate me to greater effort and greater success. My brain knows I can do this. My brain needs to be bossier with the rest of my body.