I’ve been posting pics from my day on instagram—you can see them over on the side panel too, sans comments. I didn’t exactly do what I planned today…(relax), but I did do a lot of things that were good. There was a moment when I started thinking about the future and planning, and trying to figure everything out. As you can imagine, that did not feel good–but I regrouped and knocked it off
Want to hear how ridiculous my thought process was?
I got anxious because I was having a really awesome time. I went (2 blocks away) to a farmer’s market (and they had things like organic grassfed beef, raw cheese, and raw milk!). Then I walked 0.6 miles to Whole Foods…and then I stopped a block from the apartment and got a green juice. I also worked out (upper body only, due to stitches), and found a place I could get Classic Kombucha…this was all after I worked for several hours in Starbucks this morning. The weather is perfect, the people are friendly and happy… and I just really feel like I belong here.
So, the ridiculous part? I like it so much here that I got worried that I will end up deciding I don’t want to stay and live here (for who knows what reason), and if that happens I’ll be really disappointed.
HOW DUMB IS THAT!!
Anyway, I came back to earth, and I’m just feeling pretty good now as I sip my GT’s Classic Grape. I have some great ideas for recipes to teach to my client, and I’m eagerly anticipating the stitches being gone so I can work out more and do yoga.
Do you ever let your thoughts get away from you and cause irrational anxiety? I thought I was pretty good at not doing that, but I suppose it was probably because (up till now) I had been in a comfort zone for so long.
I’m not great at being dramatic, so the anxiety thing lasted about 30 minutes, until I distracted myself by doing something positive. Life’s much better this way
I wanted to share this email I got yesterday from a client/friend. It made my day
I’m calling it:
What You DO (not what you look like) Is Who You ARE
SO…. I had my usual meeting with my Dr. yesterday.. you know the one where I give him a 40$ copay so he can write me my 5$ prescription for paxil…
He is trying in the worst way to find a reason that I need to see him every three months… (much to my dismay)
He looks at my latest blood tests…. Cholesterol = 163 sugar good too…. (of course I made him read it to me )
He says, are you still smoking… ?
I said, oh no! never have! And I don’t drink much and don’t do drugs either…. Lol
Then he weighs me and says…. Wow your BMI is really High….. (I knew he was going here eventually)
I said yes I know, you’ve got me there… BUT… If you knew me like my health coach you would know that I eat healthy….
He says, do you snack?
I said yes…. On raw almonds, veggies with hummus and nut butters except peanut butter because I don’t want the trans fats and sugar that are added…. I then said… I do cheat occasionally (Dr. Smiles) and I will eat a granola bar… (smile gets bigger) He says I see you do know how to eat right… (DuH)
He says, you must drink soda?
I said occasionally but it is Always diet with a wedge of lemon…
He hesitates for a minute and says, How about exercise…. You should be exercising at least three times a week…
to which I replied… yes so I walk a mile every day with the guys at lunch when time permits… etc…
I said, Dr., I told my Health coach that you said that according to my BMI, I was obese… she laughed and said, “If you’re obese, you are the healthiest obese person I know.”
He started to laugh and said, I’ve never heard that before but I think I like it!
I said, You know Dr., she has taught me not to think of “Skinny” as healthy and that some of the skinniest people are a mess physically….
At that point he sat down, put his clipboard down and said, “she is right.”
End of subject….
Yeah! One for us! Thank you again Lisa!