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Titling Things Is The Worst


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ok, not really. (See, that's why I have problems titling things. I have a hard time thinking of them, and then I do think of them, and then I have to add, "Ok, not really", because they're not actually true. I think this might be part of the compulsive need to correct everything my mom keeps getting on to me for. Lol, we'll just add that to the list of things I'm working on.

Someday I'm going to have to sit down and actually write that list just so I can laugh about how weird it is. It's probably got things like "water the plants already, jeeze" shoved in between things like "don't procrastinate so much" and "stop eating every pastry that's offered to you".

Organization, that's a thing I'm terrible at).

Anyway, this was supposed to be a short update.
1) I took this quiz: http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
ource/slideshow.asp?show=72
Somehow I got adventurous exerciser which was kind of unexpected. When it comes to exercise, I usually just stick with what's affordable and convenient, even though I would much rather try hiking or climbing a rock wall or going kayaking (you have no idea how badly I want to try kayaking). Plus, I have zero desires to jump off a bridge or out of a plane (I hate the sensation of falling; HATE IT) which I'd pretty much always thought of as a sign of adventurous people. I'm not really fond of snow tubing or snowboarding either, because to me, they feel like falling.

2) My dad ordered Insanity, and it arrived in the mail yesterday, so apparently we're doing that. On the one hand, I'm really glad my parents are trying to get healthier (they want to exercise, dad wants to try the diet plan that comes with the DVDs, mom is drinking water now, and she's going to try the four week sugar free thing to see if works... of course, she's doing it somewhat grudgingly, but hey! progress). On the other hand, this so was not what I had planned. I was planning to take a relaxed approach to getting healthier. You know, something that fit more closely with my "let's just have fun and try not to stress about it" approach to, well, everything. This does not look like that to me.

Also, I refuse to do anything that involves push ups. You want crunches? Fine. You want sit ups? Great. Jumping jacks? Okay. You want me to bounce around on one foot while I rub my belly with one hand and pat my head with the other? I will give it my best. Push ups, though? Not happening.

You want to know what I hate more than the sensation of falling? Push ups.

In fact, push ups are pretty much my go to "it could be worse" thought. Not going to school in the fall? At least I don't have to do push ups. Can't get a job? Could be worse; there could be push ups. Have to make a phone call? At least you don't have to do it while doing push ups. Started crying at the bank because you haven't slept in two days and don't know how to make a deposit? Seriously, man, a nap will cure that; there are no cure for push ups.

Actually, I should just change the title to Push Ups Are The Worst.

All right, mostly I'm kidding. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of things worse than push ups (pancreatitis, for instance, really sucks, I can tell you from experience). I do hate them though. I don't hate much, but I hate push ups. (And falling). (And pancreatitis). (And gallstones).

3) It's supposed to take a couple of days before I start really noticing a difference with the medications. I have noticed that my mind feels quieter now (not that anyone can tell), like there's only one thing running through it at once, and I'm having an easier time remembering things. I also slept way better last night for some reason. There doesn't seem to be any improvement in the randomness or distractibility yet, but, you know, fingers crossed. Any improvement is good improvement, and it's only been a day.

4) I have serious intentions to go through and start reading other blogs and participating more around here. I mean, keeping a blog has been super helpful, more helpful than I would have thought possible really, but I feel like there's a lot I could learn through participation too, so I want to do that.

So much for a quick update, lol. I guess I'll try and keep you apprised on how everything's going.

I hope you guys are having a great weekend! (Sorry for this mess!)

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PATTYKLAVER 6/23/2013 7:42AM

    It's great that you got your parents involved. Keep working! You can do it!

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STARTINGINLIMBO 6/22/2013 8:32PM

    You have a knack for writing. I enjoyed your blog, teammate. :)
That's cool your parents are making some changes too.
Wow, Insanity- that looks so hard!
Yeah, pushups are not something I enjoy either. I usually do the half ones- with the knees on the floor, when I do do them with a dvd...but I prefer not to do floor exercises. :)
You have a great rest of the weekend too.

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