"I was wondering how long you could keep juggling all those balls." - Merrill
Part 1 of 2...
That sentence was spoken by my wife, Merrill, earlier this week. She said this after we had a conversation...ok to be honest, after I spoke and she listened...about all the things I am doing now and in the future.
I made the decision to lay down some of those balls that I am juggling. This doesn't mean they are disappearing. They weren't dropped balls. Instead, by laying them down I am keeping them around and have the option to revisit picking them back up. If they had been dropped it would've meant that there had been a problem. It is ALL quite the opposite. Everything is good.
I guess first and foremost is that I am looking out for my health, both physical and mental. If I didn't look out for those two things everything else wouldn't happen. In the last year I went through a funk and didn't want to really train or do much physical. What did this cause?
1. Weight Gain - I believe in the past year and a little bit more, I have put back on around 15-20 pounds that I had lost two years ago. Two years ago, I had worked really hard to lose the weight I had on my body. I gained back some while training for Marine Corps Marathon, but I felt (and was) healthy. Now, I can't button the top button on my dress shirts. I am beginning to get what Merrill calls a Dunlop. My belly "dun lop" over the top of my pants. If you don't get that, it's ok. Basically, my belly is getting big and starting to go over the top of my pants. I am not there yet, but it is getting close. I need to get this under control and now is the time!
|That belly is way too big!|
|This was a good mental moment!|
|Being together is the best!|
In a few days, I will write Part 2 about what I will keep doing. Here are two hints:
|Every CAH patient's lifesaver,|
Solu-Cortef Act-O-Vial and syringe!
I will continue being an Ambassador for raising awareness and funds for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles CAH Clinic. I will continue training for an IRONMAN 70.3 for this cause.
These two things and maybe a couple others will be the balls that I will successfully juggle!
I could use some support also: I slip this last part in because it is something I do not like to do, but it will help me out in the pursuit of my goal by age 49 and then eventually age 50. If any of you know a business, individual or something I may not be aware of that would sponsor or support someone doing what I am, feel free to contact me. Any help would be appreciated. I would make any supporter proud to be involved with me and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.