Well it's that time of the year where many of us make New Year's resolutions and hope to keep them for more than a week! I haven't exactly come up with any New Year's resolutions more like I am hoping this New Year will let me press the reset button. Not with everything, because there are something that I do not wish to repeat ha ha. However, I am determined to get back on track, and pushing the reset button now!!! Here are my reset buttons:
I had some runs I had signed up for, but I ended up getting sick and didn't get to do them so of course that made get way off track in terms of eating, exercising and everything in between!!!!
Luckily one of the races (Dirty Girl), credited me so that I can sign up for another race. Well, turns out there is one coming up in April in Austin which isn't to far from me, so I am going to use my credit towards signing up again. I also got informed by a friend about a groupon for a color type run. I had signed up for color me rad, but due to illness couldn't do it so the groupon is for the Graffiti run, and I signed up for it!! That's 2 down I want to do at least 2 more! I have plans to do the Rodeo Stampede here is San Antonio, and the UTSA Diploma Dash here in San Antonio as well. I downladed the Nike Plus app on my phone, and I am excited to try it out, since it is something "new" to me. I also won't to try and challenge myself again but attempting to get 10,000 steps a day. I think that takes care of the running/walking!
I go through these phases, I guess most of us do where I eat really healthy and then I eat not so healthy. Well, I have been on the not so healthy eating plan for a while so it's time to take control! I am going to hit the reset button here too! I have weighed myself and am going to start tracking those calories again. I have also noticed that I tend to feel better when I increase my fruit and vegetable consumption and decrease the meats and breads so my mission here is to find alternatives. I also after many years of having a sensitive stomach have finally made an appointment with the gastro doctor. This is not something I want to do, but something I need to do. I need to figure out if my stomach problems are just in my mind, or if I truly do have some intolerance's.
Thyroid and parathyroid health
Of course I don't have a thyroid anymore, but I still would like to do as much as I can to maintain my body. My parathyroid levels are still all over the place, I have a doctors appointment on Monday, and although there isn't a whole lot I can do to get those levels stable I do wonder if changing my eating habits will help. I would also like to continue to gather information on thyroid disorders and things that are beneficial for those of us with various types of disorders and those of us who don't have one at all! I know some suggest going gluten free if you have hasshimots which is what I have, hence another reason for the trip to the gastro but I am also becoming very curious about the things we put on our body as well as the things we put into them and if these things could trigger wacky levels.
Don't need to go into many details here, but I need to get this under control!
School and Work
I did go back to school to finish up another Bachelors in biology with a neuroscience concentration, and I did well this semester. So I would like to keep this up, however I need to set the reset button here to. I didn't do as well as I would have liked to on the GRE so that I can apply to a PhD program, so while I did get disappointed I need to push forward retake the GRE and reach for the stars! I don't know what's in store for me in terms of future career goals but I need to keep my options open and push for change!