Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A New Leaf

Today is the last day of June, so what better to talk about than the past and the future? Does that make sense to anyone but me? Well, either way - tomorrow is a big day for me.

Tomorrow I begin a new diet/exercise/Bible study plan. After my little Emergency Room scare last week, I have decided that I need to stop being so lackadaisical about my health, and I'm attacking it from a few directions.

First - Bible study - I'm going to kick my self in the spiritual butt. Although my relationship with God is always changing, I'm going to do what I can to keep growing. So I'm going to start reading the Bible more, and I'm excited to get going. Not quite sure where I'm going to begin yet though. Recommendations are welcome!

Secondly, food. Oh, how I love good food. This means a lot of different things for me. Sometimes it means I love roasted vegetables and a fish fillet. Other times it means I love cheeseburgers and fried mushrooms. Not always great choices...BUT, tomorrow I will start making wise food decisions and not just tasty food decisions. A good friend who is very health-informed is going to help me talk through some of this and help me figure out what I need to eat to lower my cholesterol (which, at a high, was a whopping 304! - if you don't know what that means, check out this fact sheet) and get into great shape.

And speaking of great shape - here comes the exercise. I am the type of person who despises exercise. I'd rather curl up on the couch with an old movie or ride around in a car (that has air conditioning, of course). I'm just not big on strenous activity. Hence my ridiculous state of health currently. So, that's on my list of things to change. I'm starting off slowly because I'm just flat-out out of shape.

Today is the last day of my unhealthyness! I'll try to keep you posted on the journey. And hopefully I'll be able to have some before and after pics.

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