Apr 10, 2012

April awesome

Another month, another intention! I'm participating in 12 Changes for 2012, and so far so good this year.

January was a smashing success - I wanted to make more time to read and I read nine books in one month. In February I wanted to go to bed at a decent time - but I didn't do so well. In March I wanted to push myself with writing.

I think I pretty much rocked it.

I wrote posts that made me feel vulnerable and awesome at the same time - about walking tight ropes, things that change my life, and fears for my future. I also had ideas brewing in my head on my way to and from work. I gave up talking on my cell phone in the car during Lent and as much as it was torture it also helped my creative juices flow. (It really was bad at times though - even harder than the Lent I gave up nail polish!)

At first I wasn't sure what my intention for April should be, until I realized what it needed to be. April is my month to focus on being healthy. This could mean a lot of things but I want to get specific with it, so I can truly hold myself accountable.

1. Call my doctor about getting blood taken. I haven't had any labs done since my original diagnosis and I'm a little worried my blood work won't be negative again which could indicate the need for medicine. I should clarify I have no logical reason to believe anything will be different, I'm just nervous, so I've been putting it off but I need to call and get the appointment scheduled.

2. See the dentist. I have an appointment later today to get a few cavities filled. I hate going to the dentist. HATE. My dentist is wonderful and the staff is nice but still, it's the one thing that can work me into a panic attack. My adrenaline gets pumping and I metabolize the anethesia faster so I have to be numbed multiple times throughout any procedure, and my stomach is in knots the whole time. (I swear this isn't just me - it has to do with my hair color!)

I think I'll have to go back at least one more time and then for a cleaning. My goal is to get a second appointment on my schedule - I've been putting it off and I just need to do it. Are you sensing a theme yet? (Fair warning, I will probably be tweeting lots of whiny things later this afternoon!)

3. I've been inspired by Stephany's sugar-free challenge, and I'm setting one for myself. I'm going to try my hardest this month to eat things without any added sugar. For instance, strawberries have natural sugar in them - I will eat those, but I wouldn't add anything else to them. Applesauce has natural sugar in it - but I'm going to make sure to get the kind that doesn't have any extra sugar added. I'll do this in moderation - there may be times I can't really observe this, but I think this will help me feel better, and actually I think it will help with my first two goals.

Whew! I'm ambitious in April! But I'm hoping since I wrote this out and put it online it will help keep me accountable!

Do you procrastinate with things you don't want to do? Have you made any goals or intentions for yourself this year? How are you doing with them?


Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I would never give up talking on the phone in the car, but I definitely get a lot of thinking done when I am not on the phone- last night I was driving home and I practiced a presentation I have to give on Wednesday- haha, productive car trip :)

Good luck with your goals this month :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's a good set of goals this month! I hate going to the dentist. I go twice a year for cleanings and I always have them book my next appt when I leave because I know I won't think to do it, and I know I would just put it up if it was up to me to schedule it. I'd rather go to the lady doctor than go to the dentist, honestly!

Nora said...

You certainly do have a lot going on this month in terms of goals but I'm sure you'll be able to handle them and stick to them :) I think the sugar free challenge would be hard for me but I might have to try something similar starting around June in prep for the wedding!

And yes, I do sometimes procrastinate on things that I shouldn't!

Holly said...

It's illegal to talk on your phone in the car here - unless you have a headset, but even that could be considered "distracted driving" and you can get a big fine! My goal last month was to get nagging tasks out of the way - I did all of them but one, and I'm happy with that :) Good luck with your goals - and good luck at the dentist!

Amber said...

I procrastinate with stuff like the dentist mostly because I don't have benefits so the PRICE is what makes me procrastinate! However the benefits with my new job kick in at the end of May so I will then start going twice a year again like I really should be doing already!

Stephany said...

Yay for sugar-free! I promise an email is headed your way this afternoon. :) It's hard & tough but so worth it. It has really opened my eyes to what I am eating and how it affects my energy levels throughout the day.

You've done really good on your goals this year!

I also HATE going to the dentist. I went for a cleaning last month and was so nervous but the dentist/hygienist were the nicest people ever. If I can keep going there, I don't think I'll ever be nervous about the dentist again!

Darcie said...

You can do it Beck! I think these are great goals to help you get into a healthy lifestyle. Good for you for recognizing the needed goals!

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