Do you procrastinate??? Well, you’re in good company – so do I.
“You can walk to the corner and back home, just make sure you don’t walk too far because you need enough energy to walk back home”, said the surgeon, a mere day after my major surgery. “I especially don’t want you to strain and don’t pick up more than fifteen pounds.” I was nodding as I held on to every word of the instructions he quickly rattled off to me.
An important rule of procrastination: do it today but remember that today will be today again tomorrow.
I remember thinking, “This is so routine for him and so very new for me.” He was almost bored as he spoke. I think I saw him fight off an urge to yawn at one point (but that could be my imagination). He had obviously done hundreds of these surgeries in his career. I felt a peace about things when I realized that just because I was nervous didn’t mean that he was.
Everything went well and I am CANCER-FREE!!! I think that is the most wonderful phrase in the world – even better than I LOVE YOU, I think. I was really scared about cancer since I lost my entire family to the big “C”.
So, what will I do with my new lease on life??? I will take better care of myself for a start. I will eat healthier and have a more positive outlook on life and… I will… (wait for it…) EXERCISE!!!!!
Stop laughing – I will. Tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Monday – and what better time to begin a new exercise routine than on a Monday??? All good things begin at the start of the week, don’t they? I hear some of you saying, “Technically the beginning of the week is Sunday.” Well, my personal belief is that Sunday is a day of REST and the last time I checked, exercise is anything but restful.
It’s difficult to be in recovery for a month, taking it easy, then suddenly realize that it is time to add some activity (as well as walking) back into your everyday life. I am basically a lazy person but I will admit, however, that after I exercise I am in the best mood and feel so much better!
So tomorrow my life changes for the better! I’m getting stronger every day and I want to be the best me I can be! The plan is to hop on my stationary bike and use my free weights… TOMORROW!!!
Today – I’m just chillin’ in front of the TV eating a salad! Ah – yeah!!! Enjoying this while I can!!! ❤