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Getting Back on Track

May 15, 2012
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I haven’t blogged for nearly a month, and today I thought I’d better get back to it because I need to organize my thoughts about life and fitness.

Dental school is pretty much done.  Whew!  I have completed all the credits I need, passed my licensing exams, and presumably passed all of my finals (because I haven’t heard otherwise).  I’m seeing one last patient Thursday morning and I need to clean out my cubicle at school (doing that this afternoon) and then I should be completely finished.  Honestly, I thought I’d feel more relieved, but I think until I officially get a piece of paper in my hands saying that I’m done my DMD, I still feel like school is incomplete.

I’ve also been proceeding with the purchase of a dental practice, which is, well, stressful, because a) I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, b) I will be taking on a whole pile of debt, and c) I am a naturally anxious person who overthinks everything.  Met with the bank yesterday to see about borrowing a boatload of money, have been corresponding regularly with lawyers and my accountant, and have an appraisal of the practice I’m buying set up for Thursday evening (though I don’t have to be there).  Everything is supposed to be sorted out for June 1st – financing in place, appraisal done, etc. – and then the purchase is supposed to go through on June 15th, once I get my license on June 8th.

We last went to Disney World in 2009. My baby girl is a whole lot bigger now!

I have a few other things on the go, too.  I’m helping plan our graduation banquet, which is June 7th, following our convocation ceremony in the afternoon.  In addition, my family is going to Orlando for 12 days soon and so I’m planning, packing, shopping, and getting everything organized for that.  It’s going to be so much fun, and I’m having a blast with the planning.  We’re going to carry on our bags on the way there because we only have an hour layover in Minneapolis, in which we have to clear customs and get to our next flight, so I’m having to be fairly choosy in what I’m packing for myself and my kids.  (I don’t let my husband pack the kids’ stuff if I can avoid it, because he invariably leaves behind key pieces of clothing and the kids end up with 10 t-shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, no socks or underwear, and no bathing suits for the trip, and the clothes he packs usually don’t match each other.)

I’ve also started working out regularly again.  I’m not running right now, because my physiotherapist said not to, so I’ve been doing DVDs, stationary biking, and lifting weights in my basement.  I’ve been rotating between Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Bob Harper’s Cardio Conditioning, and Jackie Warner’s Xtreme Timesaver Training.  I like them all, and really enjoy not having to think while I’m working out.  I totally miss having a personal trainer, though, and will have to get on finding one soon.

My eating has been much improved, although we have been eating out a lot lately, so that’s not so good.  I haven’t got back to meal planning yet, and with all the activities the kids are in right now (both in soccer, son in hockey and golf, too), planning ahead is really a necessity.  It’s only a few days until vacation, though, so I won’t do any formal meal planning until we get back.

I’m off to workout, then I have an appointment with my PT and an appointment at the spa for a body scrub.  I’ve also got a pedicure and a spray tan booked for tomorrow (I’m totally pasty and wanted to try out the whole spray tan experience).  So, while there are a thousand things on my to-do list, I am taking time for myself.

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  1. May 15, 2012 1:27 pm

    That is VERY busy, but you are getting the workouts in and that helps. Isn’t eating out just the devil?! But as long as it’s overall healthy, who cares? I say, enjoy it. You’ve got too much else going on to fret about it.

  2. May 15, 2012 7:17 pm

    I feel like meal planning or not, it’s the getting your eating back on track that really matters. From that place, it gets easier to move forward with everything else. Also, of the videos you’re rotating, which one is your absolute favorite?

    Y’all are going to have SO much fun in Orlando. Tell me you’re going to Harry Potter world?

    • May 16, 2012 10:08 am

      My fave is the Bob Harper one, cuz it’s hard. Really works the back…

      Absolutely we’re going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!! We’re staying on-site at one of the Universal hotels so we get early admission. So excited :)

  3. May 15, 2012 10:07 pm

    I am so happy for you that you are basically done … and I am excited for you to get that paper in your hands so you can really celebrate and feel the relief and joy of being done.

  4. May 16, 2012 7:51 pm

    Congratulations on being just about done!! And the purchase of the practice is HUGE; way to take a positive leap. Don’t worry about the debt – you are using someone else’s money to make money; that’s the way to do it.

    And lastly, way to make time for yourself and put yourself first – with your eating and with all those other fun things that will make you feel great!

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