So Friday I was in the waiting room waiting of course, for a reflexology appointment with Gail Neufeld-Dand. Reflexology can help a lot of things; the reason I am going is for respirology stuff, more later. Anyway I’m looking through the magazines and spot the Jan/Feb of Yam Magazine and see the cover mentions something about romance in Victoria. Being a romantic at heart, I pick it up. I quickly see an article about Simon Whitfield and turn to it. I met Simon at the Empress a few years ago. His Olympic triumphs have been sensational to say the least. Anyway I’m scanning the article and I see his words about his level of commitment needed to compete in London 2012; “Get obsessed, stay obsessed.” Simon goes on to say, “I’m not really interested in (just) participating, I’m interested in reaching the path I need to be on to be the best. That’s my goal.” So I am thinking to myself, now I don’t need to be the best right now however I sure could use a little of that.
I have just finished week 9 of the 12 week Times Colonist Health Club Challenge. I am feeling a lot better and a lot better about myself. Thanks to all the people that have made it possible for me to be one of the 5 participants in the challenge.
I struggling with this whole working out thing. It’s been a long time since my football days, I am older and it’s hard and I don’t really like it. For now I keep going because I know Kevin is going to be there. I’m searching for my own bit of obsession like Simon. I’m not there yet.
Now the more later... I have had a lingering cough that started in August and it just won’t go away. At times I wheeze and have some sinus and lung congestion too, yuk. That’s why I went to see Gail today. Anyway my doctor referred me to a respirologist a couple of months ago. I have met with him and I have done a couple of tests so far. I may have sleep apnea. Ug, I really don’t want to be going to bed with one of those CPAP machines; not that there is anything wrong with that. I shared with my respirologist that I am in the Health Club Challenge and that it's about exercise, healthy eating and weight loss, he said that is the best thing I could be doing to stem the tide on going to bed with a machine. He encouaged me to continue. I’m listening!
I was passing by reception in DFH office the other day heading to the gym to meet Kevin. I commented to Brin our office manager on the way by how much I dislike working out. Brin said, “It beats dying.” Huh, she said it beats dying.
Throughout the week I look for things to blog about and I keep those things churning in my mind until something comes out on paper. Today I want a little bit of what Simon has, I don’t want to go to bed with a machine and I don’t want to die. At this stage of my life I think I have control over all three of these. My next meeting with Kevin is at the Crystal Pool Monday at 4:00.
And my apologies to you, Thursday is my blog day and well my business this month has been very busy. Not too busy though ;-).
Dennis lives in beautiful downtown Victoria with Ally his wife and their little dog Henry. Dennis is a full time Real Estate Agent with DFH Real Estate. Follow his Health Club Challenges and progress here and on Twitter @dennisdfh.