After getting the results of my physical on Tuesday, the doctor insisted I start getting more aerobic exercise--given my sedentary career, "around seven hours a week." In addition to a cholesterol level around 232 (which, granted, is lower than the 246 that I had before I moved here from Miami), she says my blood pressure is slightly high for my age and that I should avoid stress.
HA! AVOID STRESS! And they say some doctors don't have a sense of humor.
So here follows the list of my New Year's Resolutions:
- Practice Tai Chi more (Don't disappoint the Si-Gong/make the Si-Fu lose face).
- Go Rock Climbing more (I've got a paid membership at the gym...).
- Minimize intake of french fries and potato chips.
- batnandu asked me to add "Increase intake of fruits and vegetables (lettuce doesn't count)" What are you, my mom??!?
- Minimize intake of soda.
- Start running (or some other aerobic activity) and increase my cardiovascular endurance.
- Keep my place clean.
Yes, I realize that this list is probably about four days late, but I'm nothing if not a procrastinator; and, honestly, I don't intend to do anything about that.