My car wanted to turn right onto the highway tonight, and it took some conscious thinking to turn left to head home. It was a little weird not to leave work at 3:00 or to go to radiation. I only stayed at work a little later than usual; I don’t want to jump back into bad habits of too-long hours.
I was completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of good wishes last night and all day today. Between Facebook posts and blog posts, there were many words that brought me to tears. I am very blessed to have so many people in my corner, and I am touched by your kindness. I am glad that so many of you have found my writing to be inspirational and educational. That is so much more than I could ever have hoped when I started this little back in August. I think it’s great that so many of us are now able to have life-changing conversations about our health (yes, let’s focus on prevention!!!), the food industry, and the cancer industry.
At work today, we held our “healthy team” meeting and I was thrilled to see that the group is expanding with every meeting. Today we publicly stated our wide-array of health goals. My two goals: to drop 20 pounds by adopting a plants-based lifestyle (I am about half-way to that goal), and to increase my activity level now that treatment is over. Since I had been doing my 20 minute baths every night, I figured I had no excuse. I simply plan to replace my bath time with exercise time. I know 20 minutes may not seem like a lot to you exercise nuts (and you know who you are!), but considering my level of INactivity the past 7 months, it’s a huge step forward.
So tonight, I managed some “restorative yoga” from Kris Carr’s “Crazy, Sexy Cancer” video. All I can say is “ouch”!! Stretching out all these muscles is definitely going to take some time!
Thank you again for your support, encouragement, prayers, good wishes, hugs, and love!