Friday, February 29, 2008

update: a clean bill of health

I got the results back from the blood tests they ran after my doctor's visit a few weeks ago. Everything looks great: blood chemistry, glucose, cholesterol. It's nice to know that all the numbers are good, but I feel sort of off. My body gets stiff and sore from too much time sitting at a desk and in the car.

The recommittment to fitness is helping, though. I missed a couple of days of exercise this week, but it's still an improvement over my previous track record. I think it's time to add a few exercises to my weight training program, in fact.

But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the extra 10 or so pounds I've put on since taking my job aren't bothering me, especially when I'm trying to decide what to wear in the morning or pack for a trip and everything seems too tight. I either have to start getting serious or go shopping. Or maybe both.

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear your doctor gave you a clean bill of health, but sorry you're not feeling all that great. Hopefully you'll be feeling better when you get some more workouts under your belt.

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  2. glad to hear your results are good, just got back some today myself... life is just full of surprises sometimes... and i'm all for doing both - getting serious AND shopping! have some fun! :o)

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  3. A choice between trying harder or lowering your goals. Hmmmmm . . . which way to go?

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  4. Congrats on the clean bill of health. Maybe some core exercises can help with the soreness and stiffness. I'm really happy to hear the good news about your blood work. Keep up the good work!

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