I had a follow up doctor appointment on Monday. We have been monitoring my progress. I was starting to bring my health under control until this last quarter. For whatever reason, I haven't been eating well and exercising less. My lab results show a marked difference from the last time. Things got worse.
I am a bit alarmed because, besides the weight gain, some of my results are past the normal range. This brings to mind how they say that things happen. A little at a time. Then, all at once.
I don't have a lot of wiggle room. I can't allow myself to fall into that downward spiral where my health dictates my diminished activity. And my lack of activity dictates my health. You see a lot of people fall into this. It only goes downhill.
Much of it starts with diet. It's not a big secret. Low carb. High fat. Lots of green vegetables.
I think that I have been operating on autopilot these past few months. My actions have been less deliberate.
They say that if you don't measure something, you don't control it. I know my activity levels thanks to my Apple Watch. I know my blood results. Clearly, I have the opportunity to turn things around.
Dress for the job
I have had a tendency to not buy myself clothes. It always seemed like a superfluous expense. But, it has also held me back. For example, if I don't have workout clothes, I'm less likely to work out. It's not that I can't work out in regular clothes. Rather, I don't want to wear out or ruin my regular clothes with constant sweat and washing. Having attire for the purpose can go a long way towards helping you fill that role.
This is like motorcycle riding. You need to dress properly for riding unless you fancy massive skin grafts in the event of a fall. You have to dress the part.
While I have been posting to Hive. I have not been journaling. This has always been something essential for me to organize my thoughts and arrive at decisions for what to do. Obviously, there are many personal details that would be unwise to post publicly. Consequently, I have been lost. Perhaps this is the cause of my autopilot.
Suffice it to say, I need to change my life around. My life actually depends on it.
Photos are mine from my Flickr account.