Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thinking Too Much, Not Working Out Enough

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With my 84-year-old mom's recent hip replacement reconstruction surgery and related health issues, I've been thinking a great deal about my own health and some of the poor choices I've made in the first half of my life. London and Maddie won't eat vegetables, and I worry about them... when I went to see nutritionist Corinne Bush for the chronic fatigue I've been experiencing since February 2009, one of the first questions she asked was "what are your five favorite vegetables?" I gave her an honest answer, which I knew would not win me any health and wellness awards:

  1. Corn on the cob
  2. Potatoes
  3. Baby lima beans
  4. Tomatoes
  5. String beans

I'll eat salads and asparagus and broccoli when Rex prepares them, but as I down my Green Vibrance in a glass of V8 as repentence for more than 40 years of sin, I wish I actually enjoyed more vegetables and could encourage London and Maddie to eat something green other than jelly beans and M&Ms.

On the other side of the fitness equation, I'm usually better about fitting exercise into my life... whether it means working out in our basement gym, walking from the PATH train to the office, of throwing a softball around the back yard with London and Maddie. In the last year or two, however, my workout regimen has really suffered. Certainly my work schedule and related fatigue issues haven't made it easy to fit exercise into my life, but I've got to stop making excuses and get help.

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