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I have heard it all about ”old habits die hard” and the like and never really had cause to question it until of late. I have been timid about physical activity ever since I got my “Engineer” (pacemaker) MAX installed, so much so that I am probably in the worst shape of my life just as things are turning around. As the WETFALIA starts to come together and I can actually start doing the stuff I want to do with it (Camping, mobile astronomy etc) all of which involve hiking I am huffing and puffing. That includes at times you LEAST want to seem uncool.
To undo this I bought myself a new FITBIT pedometer and started walking. As the mileage went up I have started to feel better. When I felt better I started going out with artist pals again to be with people, talk about work away from the studio. Usually this involves beer, which I haven’t participated in for awhile. See I had a problem with hooch, or rather have, and bad habits tend to be like Boomerangs. You toss them and eventually they come back, if you have had too much to drink they might come back with unfortunate results. The past couple of days at work have been pretty stressful. Politics, deadlines, missing artists and the omnipresent search for new clients for the rue base of a potent gumbo guaranteed to take the paint off your stomach lining.Like a good ‘Merican when given the choice of going to the gym or knocking back a couple I surrendered to the one most familiar to FOX NEWS viewers (the lowest common denominator.
Over the years I have developed an almost unhealthy level of detachment. This is bad if you are trying to have any sort of relationship but great f you want to take a step back and assess the situation. I can do this up to an even when I am under the influence of “demon rum” (believe it or not) and since I am familiar with the environment that comes with living in this skin here is my personal environmental impact report.
• When I exercise regularly I am still short of breath, but nowhere near as much as when I have gotten into the roller coaster ride of liquid self medicating. I can also tell that, day by day, I am getting better. The scale tell mes the same thing, albeit not as easily as it has in the past.
• When I exercise I have more energy, if I take a drink my knees turn to jello and al I want to do is watch ONDEMAND
• When I exercise I sleep longer, deeper and get more rest. When I have a few drinks I wake up in the dead of night, have to pee and cannot drink enough of any sort of anything to slake my thirst. I also wake up sweatier which means my sleep apnea is worse. I have witnesses to this as I rolled over on my phone the night and “sleep dialed” my friend Jennifer at Midnight. She thought a snuffalupagus was making crank calls.
So these are just observations and I make no shattering “resolutions” about how I am GOING TO CHANGE TODAY. The quickest way to guarantee you WON’T do something is to tell the world you will. I will just say that the Universe sent me a message and it HAS BEEN RECEIVED…