The conversation with your doctor, I mean. Some of the comments back from Spark friends to yesterday's blog got me thinking about how the dialog went. And what popped into my mind was an image of evolving roles in the dialog with my health care providers.
The "critical thinking question" (as Steve Siebold, Mr. Mental Toughness himself, calls it) about health care is: "What is your role in your own health care?" And "How do you view your doctor's role?"
Does your part in the dialog with your doctor read something like this? "I know I should... (fill in the blank with nutrition or exercise advice he gave you last year)... but (fill in the excuse)." Are you a confessing school child? Is he your task-master?
Or does it go more like this: "I backed off on the vitamin D once I was out in the sun a lot, because I didn't want to OVER do it." Dr.: "That's true, you can go over on Vitamin D." Or: "I felt these symptoms but couldn't get in until today, so in between I backed off on the workouts and took some extra rest." Dr.: "You did the right thing... we'll do these tests now."
The bottom line: are you a full partner in your own health care? Are you doing all you can to be a caretaker of the body you've been given? There really is no cheating in this game, and you and I know it.
Another revealing snippet of an evolving relationship. Dr. asks, like a friend: "Look at all you're doing! When you were 30, and someone told you you'd be doing this as 60, would you have believed them?"
Me, after only a second's hesitation: "Yes, I might have. I've really always wanted to."
Sometimes, stepping up to the plate, accepting your own role in your own life... reveals dreams you had buried very deeply! Have you gone on a treasure hunt for your dreams lately?
Now, to the gadget comparison. Yesterday included a treadmill run/walk before the doctor visit, and was shorted on break walks because of the disruption in the work day, but that's the way life is.
Fitbit Flex: 11,976
Spark Activity Tracker: 12772
The Spark tracker correctly identified the 41 minute walk/run event.
And to illustrate what I said about the shape of the curves? Here are comparison graphs from the Omron versus the Fitbit, since I've had them both for about three weeks. I'll bring in the Spark Tracker in a couple of weeks when there's enough data to give a nice curve.
LIFE is good! Take good care of YOURS today, because YOU are worth it. Spark on!