Generally I haven’t had much need to go visit my doctor. Back when I was living with my parents in the northeast corner of the city I could probably count the number of times I visited my doctor on a single hand. For whatever reason I never really bonded well with him. It was a walk-in clinic so often the waits to go see him felt interminable. I only went there when I needed a referral to a dermatologist, or when I had a bad case of bronchitis. Anyway, when I finally moved out on my own I had intentions of finding a new doctor. Those plans eventually fell by the wayside. Every now and then my mother would urge me to go see a doctor. I would tell her that I would, but nothing ever happened. She even gave me a contact for a local doctor from someone that she knows at her gym. I held the card for a while with plans to call in, but I didn’t get around to it. Months passed. Well, finally, now that I’ve turned 30 I figured that it was time to get off my ass and make an appointment.
I went in this afternoon not sure what to expect. I only went in for a basic checkup. As part of the process he started probing my abdomen. He asked if I recently gained weight. BAH. See, this is interesting to me. Perhaps he made the comment because I do have a fair bit of undertone such I would seem fit otherwise? Eeeeehhhh. Maybe I’m just trying to find reasons. The doctor also checked my blood pressure. He told me that it was a bit high. Agh! He said that it may just be because it was my first time visiting a new doctor so he wanted to check again in a month. Fine. So, now I’ve got some goals to fight for. First, I need to get my weight back down. Well, maybe that’s not clear…I need to lose inches and burn fat. If I gain weight because of muscle, then that’s fine. Second, I need to work to get my blood pressure down. There’s a bit of history with regards to blood pressure issues in my family, so I have to be on top of all that. Once I get back into running I’m sure that will help to get my numbers under control. I’ve already got a lot of the pieces of the puzzle in place. I just need to complete the picture, know what I mean?