Posts Tagged “Health & Fitness”

The first day of my healthier eating habits is drawing to a close, and I’m quite pleased with myself and how it is turning out.  After a midnight workout, I set an alarm and woke up at 9 a.m. this morning, which pathetically was the earliest I’ve been up in weeks.  I haven’t been sleeping well lately, but maybe the workout last night and the determination to start making a difference in my life helped me to roll out of bed so “early” today.  With groceries in the fridge and pantry, it was time to start making better choices when hunger struck.

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I realized earlier today/yesterday (depending on your frame of reference) that too long have I allowed myself to be unhealthy.  I’ve made excuses for myself and let them allow me to make all the bad decisions I shouldn’t be making.  Since I was laid off I have gained about 20 pounds.  That’s ridiculous.  At first I told myself that I was just laid off and deserved to take some time to relax and eat whatever I want and pretty much just mope around the apartment feeling sorry for myself.  Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months, and here I am over 260 pounds.  I share this embarrassing fact because I’m making some changes, and it’s time to be accountable for them – and this blog will help me do that.

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It’s that time of year again.  December has turned over into January, and a new year is on the rise.  It’s refreshing yet frightening.  One can never tell what the new year will hold, but I am going to try to remain optimistic.  Then again, that’s cutting into my so-to-say “resolutions” that I’ve laid out for myself.  Each year I set some down for myself, and each year I forget all about them before February.  I suppose that’s typical.  That’s why this year I don’t want to make them strict and specific.  Just ideals that I want to hold myself to.

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The allergy ninjas are dwindling in their numbers, but still managing to catch me off guard with a good bout of sneezes and an insatiable need to rub my eyes.  No longer do I wake up in the middle of the night running to grab tissues for my nose, but I do still wake up every morning practically unable to breathe.  I bought some Zyrtec and Sudafed a few weeks ago to help me with my congestion and scratchy throat and so forth, and they seemed to work for a little while.  Then I ran out and made a quick trip to the pharmacy to get some more.  Little did I realize that doing so would make me pop up in the system as a potential drug addict.

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I’m almost positive my allergies are out to kill me.  For eleven months out of the year they lay dormant, silently waiting for the opportunity to strike.  And then BAM – September arrives and every year I’m knocked on my ass.  Every year around this time I’m miserable for about a month, and then October starts and I’m good to go for another eleven months.  At this very moment I’m sneezing constantly and seriously considering stuffing tissue up my nose to make it stop running.  I’m drugged up to no effect, and I’m starting to wonder if the medicine only serves to make me woozy enough for the allergy ninjas to sneak up on me and do their worst…

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