I guess the world wasn’t kidding around when it handed me a bad day yesterday. Not only did I lose four days worth of work (InDesign decided to override my new file and instead turn it into my old file, but my new file contained four days worth of work that I am trying to now catch up on), and my husband lost two days worth of work two days away from launching their new program and had to work late and so didn’t come home until 10pm on the night that I find out that my grandfather may have colon cancer and my grandmother has an anuerism. If my grandfather has colon cancer they want to operate and take out a chunk of his colon, but his heart doctor isn’t all that sure he would make it through that operation. They were going to be operating on my grandmother for a kidney stone and when they were doing an x-ray or something, they found the anuerism and may have to go in sooner. I should know more next week, but I’m not very happy about having to wait until next week. Just a little side note: my grandparents wedding day is the same as ours and this October they will have been married for 52 years. 🙂
Why do bad things always come in big batches? It’s like the world saves it up and throws it at you all at once. Why can’t it save up the good stuff? I want big batches of good stuff thrown at me. 😉 I want to win the lottery, lose weight, and find the perfect neighborhood for us to live in – all at the same time!
All of this has got my husband and I talking about our health. I do want to be here and be healthier to share in my daughter’s life, my future children, my future grandchildren. . .great-grandchildren. . .and to do that there are things that really need to change about our lifestyle. We’re not nearly as active, and our eating could really improve.
This is my tentative plan that I have come up with so far: I plan on beginning walking every day for half an hour and hopefully that time will be extended soon. We also have an exercise bike that I can use along with DDR, which is always fun. I hope I can insert the exercising in our lives just fine; my pickle is food. It’s always hard because I dislike cooking. I can cook a little bit and my cooking isn’t bad. I mean, I’m no Top Chef, but my food is edible and tastes fine. I just don’t enjoy cooking, and because of that meals don’t tend to be as healthy as they need to be. It’s not a problem of not liking healthy food so much as a convenience issue. We tend to go with what is convenient first. So I plan on cooking more. We already love to eat a lot of chicken and I hope to begin adding fish to that too so that a lot of the meat in our diet is either chicken or fish.
Any advice on how you stick with or have developed healthy habits for yourself or your family? And what do you do to stay healthy?