Today has been a lesson on expectations and where you find your worth. I had an early morning annual physical and hauled the kids there early! Some of you are parents and know what that all means when your kids are late risers and went to bed late. It went way more smoothly than I was even hoping.
They did my vitals and I’m down 1.3lbs from my last appointment last year. WIN I thought. My blood pressure was also significantly lower, which is a major win for me because of family history blood pressure issues.
And then after the exam and waiting for blood work, the doc comes back out. Not only does she not applaud me for my hard work of daily workouts and eating healthy (which I wrote on the form), she asks if I work out at all. I respond, “6 days a week a with a stretch day.” “Oh, then you probably don’t need this.” “What is it? I’ll take extra info!” It was how to move more to add exercise in your life and how to eat healthier based on the food pyramid from 11 years ago. WTF.
Demoralized and totally annoyed, I went to the local coach pool party. Those girls have become dear friends and they were supportive and encouraging. We concluded that BMI is not a good indicator of health for anyone who lifts weights.
After enjoying a yummy lunch, we did a little country heat together. I love how fitness looks different on everyone but all bodies are great bodies.