Learning to Be Healthy

June 30, 2017

June was our B Healthy month.  You know Bailey picked that one, right?

Well, I am here to tell you that if "wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'" could make it happen, I would be a 120 pound triathlete that could dance.  For those of you that know me, I'm not any of that.

Looking at Bailey's list back here, there were a few things that jumped out at me.  Get a physical - that was easy.  I have a regular six month checkup with my doctor and that was this month.  We talk about my weight every six months.  Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad.  The bad news this month was, I haven't lost any weight.  The good news - I haven't gained any weight.  My next checkup is the week after Thanksgiving.  That's just bad planning!!  I told my doctor that I was working on getting in shape for my daughter's wedding, which is the last weekend in September.  I offered to come in the first week of October for my weigh-in (so I can eat during Thanksgiving).  Not sure she signed off on that idea.

Another one on the list - exercise regularly.  I was trying to figure out why I seemed to exercise more before I retired than I do now.  Oh, yes - I've got it - back in the day I had an "established routine" and would work in exercise during the week.

So this month, as I'm learning to "B Healthy" I've changed my routine around a bit.  The first thing I do when I get up is my devotional.  I used to do that at night when the house was quiet - and because I got up so early to go to work.  As soon as I finish my devotional, I ride my exercise bike and then do some exercises.  I am even helping My Mr. B in the yard - which I couldn't do before because the heat really does make me sick.  Now he'll look at my red "tomato face" and order me in the pool.  And yes, I am even swimming, doing laps and water aerobics.

My Mr. B's birthday was the end of May, so the kids and I got him a bicycle.  I already had a pretty nice one that I used to use when we had a motorhome.  I want to do some bike riding and knowing him, he would say, "Who are you going with?  Where are you going?  How long will you be gone.  "So now, I'm just taking him with me.  That hasn't happened yet, but I'm still wishin' and hopin'.  I do ride to the mailbox and the neighbors, though.

Have I lost any weight?  Just a few pounds.  My Mr. B says, "it's going to just melt away one day."  How would he know?  He's never had to diet or worry about weight a day in his life!!  (Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?)

So, to answer Bailey's challenge:  I got a physical; I'm eating healthy food and exercising; sleeping a little better; and I am waiting for the weight to fall off (or melt away) naturally.


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