Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back to School

Well, after two weeks of winter break followed by three snow/cold weather days, I am finally going back to work tomorrow. I don't really know how I feel about it, because I do love my job and have missed my kids. At the same time, I have really gotten used to being around the house all the time and actually having time to get household chores finished. It's been a nice relaxing break that I have thoroughly enjoyed! Throughout the break, I kept thinking back to how sick I was this time last year and how that really ruined everything I tried to do. I felt so weak and tired from the beginning of December through the end of January. I'm so thankful for being healthy this year. I just hope it continues.

Speaking of staying healthy, I'm doing everything in my power to do so. It's January 8th today, and I have been compliant all 8 days of 2014! I know it seems small, but you start somewhere. I'm on the right track. The break has been bad for my gym routine, but that will be back on track now that I'm going back to work and back to the real world.

So here's to the 2nd semester of my 2nd year of teaching! I hope it goes smoothly. :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 New Year's Resolutions

It's been way too long since I wrote a post... A lot has happened since my last post including another trip to clinic that showed my lung function staying at about the same as in August. After wasting so much time being frustrated about the lack of improvement in my lung function, I have decided not to focus on that aspect of my health nearly as much this year. Last year, and in other years past, I have set a goal for my lung function to reach. This year, I'm going to focus on setting goals that can help my lung function improve but that are completely in my control. I can't necessarily control what my lung function does, so it's not something I should be basing my goals on.

That being said, here's a list of my health related New Year's Resolutions:

  1. 100% compliant with treatments in 2014
  2. Train for a 5K
  3. Continue with my weight training
  4. Workout 3-5 days a week
Some of those should be a given, but they are all things I have tried and struggled with in the past. It's time for me to step it up though, and make them all happen. I want to do everything in my power to stay away from hospital stays and picc lines! I'm hoping the health goals will help. 

Here's to a new year and a newer, healthier me!

Happy New Year!