Demon Control

A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook about a couple of lessons that I learned while out on my daily power walk.

First, it was hot as balls.

31 degrees Celsius–36 degrees with the humid-ex–and I did a 5 km walk.


It was Hot. as. Fuck. ( I have to mention that again)

It was one of those days that I found myself not in the best frame of mind.

I was feeling very impatient and over-sensitive (big baby mode). Things were just rubbing me the wrong way.

As exercise is one of my 4 daily non-negotiables, this walk was getting done.

No. Matter. What.

I headed down to one of my regular walking areas and set out to hit 5 k.

I really wasn’t pumped for the walk, and on top of that, it was HOT (yup 3rd time I mention it – cause it was damned hot!!)

As the walk progressed I focused on just moving and breathing.

Then I started to take in the sights around me.

As I walked along I could feel my impatience giving way.

I began to think more freely and I was breathing deeper and calmer. The heat and steady movement was seeing to that.

I just let myself go as I walked.

By halfway through the walk I physically felt much better.

By the end of the walk, I was sweating profusely and I felt 1000% better.

My mind was clearer, the burden from earlier in the day was lifted.

It wasn’t until the end of the walk as I was sitting on a bench that I realized just how much the Demons in my head had been running rampant.

As I said earlier–with the mood I was in–I wasn’t motivated or looking forward to that walk.

But it was one of my daily non-negotiables

And daily non-negotiables GET DONE!

That’s why they are so important and damned effective.

The 4 daily non-negotiables just pull us along towards progress and results even when we don’t want to.

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My New Doctor was Blown Away

Last week I set up an appointment to meet my new family doctor.

I was very keen on having a doctor who was a little older, a little more seasoned – someone who hopefully could relate to me more.

Yet someone young enough–or at least be more proactive–when it comes to staying up on current protocols and trends in healthcare. In my case specifically, it means regularly conducting blood tests for hormone levels, and kidney and liver function.

The fact that he is also closer to my age is important to me, as I feel he can better relate to issues of being 50ish and wanting to live a full and exciting life going forward.

Sitting down to meet him, I spoke openly about what I wanted from him as a doctor and he was able to explain to me what type of patient he prefers working with.

I really liked this!

We both knew what we wanted going into this. So we would soon see if we were a “fit” or not.

I had brought my last 3 blood tests with me in a file ( yes like Dalton from Roadhouse .. lol)

So he could see what was happening with my system on the inside.

Weight Loss Transformation

But it’s when I showed him my latest transformation progress pics, that he actually went quiet for a moment!

The first pic is of me at 398 lbs – the middle pic at 335 lbs – and the last at 275 lbs last week (May 2021).

He then said he couldn’t believe it was the same guy in the picture sitting across from him now!

The fact that the transformation occurred over just the last 18 months further impressed him.

I explained to him that I want to be in control of my health and that I needed a doctor in my corner that would look to be on my team.

I want guidance and advice – not objections to me wanting regular blood tests to monitor my hormone levels and other organ function, as I embark further into my Heroic Transformation.

He loved it and said he wished all his patients cared as much about their own health to this level.

I also could tell he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion or concerns either about some of the subjects we discussed – telling me what I need to hear, not what he thought I might want to hear.

I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me to have another piece of the puzzle in place!

All part of my…

…240 lbs – Skydiving – Wing-Walking next phase that I’m embarking on!

Wait, have I talked about the Wing-Walking yet?

That’s happening!!

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