Our insurance at work runs on the Fiscal Year (July
1 – June 30). It is now time for a new
benefit year, all new deductable and all new flex spending. I’ve got several of my annual appointments
coming up and some I have already scheduled.
It’s time to get serious about my health.
Last week I got an email reminding me it is time to complete my yearly survey for the National Weight Control Registry. I’ll admit that when the email came I felt a slight but of dread because I am once again over my goal weight, and I’ve gained even more weight than last year. I shared this with my WW Buddy Nichole. I loved her reply:
“The NWCR survey is so important to complete. You don’t have to be at goal. Maintaining is freaking hard, man! And I believe that our statistics are important to help science figure out ‘why’ maintaining is so hard.”
Thanks Nichole. It is always about how you look at a situation that makes it manageable or not.
In the mail yesterday I received information about the Thrive Idaho Program for 2016. I am exciting to see the program was a success and they are again offering a $250 incentive for completing the program requirements.
I’ve completed my health assessment online and a few of those answers from last year have changed. I am still in the risk category for heart disease. I need to get serious about this extra weight.
Actions speak louder than words.
I woke up this morning with major hip pain and I am reminded that less excess around my middle will make my hips/back feel a whole lot better. I am going to look into the CXWorks class at Axiom and also the Restorative Spine class at the West YMCA. I need to do some serious core work and I am terrible at doing it at home. I can’t be trusted to actually push myself!!! I am thinking more and more I need some personal training sessions as well. I’ll start with these classes and see if I can be accountable to myself. If not, then I’ll explore personal training options more in depth.
I am the only one that can change things around. It is up to me.