Happy Thursday! Can you believe we are in the latter stretch of April 2021? There are moments when it feels like thirteen months into a pandemic and then other times, it is business as usual. Then there are the moments, after seeing my doctor for my yearly physical, that I'm reminded of dramatic pauses in all aspects of life over the past thirteen months.
He was friendly and honest in pointing out my five pound weight gain and the importance of monitoring my food and increasing movement, since I am getting older. Ugh...the O-L-D word again. Here's the deal, I believe you are only as old as you feel.
I walked into my physical ready to have him congratulate me on toning up and losing 2 pant sizes but all the doctor sees is the scale and a 5 lb. gain. It's not about the scale. It's not about the numbers. It's about how we feel. Prior to this appointment, I was feeling good and proud of the hard work. I walked out of the appointment defeated and ready to quit. Have you ever felt this way? Am I alone? Why am I sharing this with you?
Here's the deal, doctors don't know everything. They are scientist and look at numbers. It took me more than a week to process this visit. My doctor didn't intend to destroy my hope, crush my spirit, or de-motivate me...in the past, his hard truths motivated me to work and push harder. A week later, this is where I'm at, ready to push harder and be more diligent with my exercise routine. I invested in some reading to help me learn about my body and how it metabolizes and works as I near the wonderful and magical fifty years old. My metabolism might slow down. The doctor might only look at numbers BUT this girl plans to bust a move and invest in my health.
It's not about the number,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323