Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Reboot has begun!

My Fall Reboot has officially STARTED! And so far so good!

I have felt like I have been living in limbo lately. Just sitting around waiting to hear when my surgery will be scheduled. I am hyper-organized and very type-A so I dislike not being in control and not knowing what is going one. I know I will have to pretty much take 2 months off from everything once my surgery date arrives - that means work, school, exercise, and my social life. So...I would sort of like to know when that is expected to happen. Alas, organizing surgeons (three of them no less) is basically equivalent to herding cats. It feels damn near impossible sometimes. It is especially problematic because I think medical professionals tend to lose sight of the fact that while scheduling the surgery for them is only a few hours on one day, the effects for the patient exist long after that. So in an effort to regain my sanity I am reclaiming the things I am able to control; like my diet and exercise routine. And attempting to relinquish control over the things I cannot; like my impending surgery date.

My Fall Reboot Mind Map

I am visual person. I need to write out my goals and track my progress to keep me accountable. My type-A personality is also the reason I like things to be colour coordinated and well documented. I sat down last night (while cooking a delicious dinner I might add) and wrote out my game plan for my new health and fitness routine. I have also placed a calendar on my fridge to document my daily exercise routine. It feels good to make this commitment and know that I am taking these steps for me. I up for the challenge!

Today I remind myself to "accept the things I cannot change, have the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference". It is a harder lesson than you might originally think...

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