For the last few months, I have been consistently working out at the gym. I really like lifting weights. It’s fun for me. And it really doesn’t take a whole lot of pushing for me to get up and go to the gym.
Running on the other hand, I hate doing it. Actually I hate all cardiovascular exercises. I find it boring and hard.
I know that I have to do it, to get an overall good shape, but it’s something that I always look for excuses to blow it off.
The other day, I told myself that I was going to start to run, to improve my cardio output.
I committed myself to starting on Thursday.
I set my alarm a half hour before my usual wake up time. I wanted to make sure that I set aside the time I needed to get my morning run in.
Thursday morning came and the alarm started ringing. I was in a deep sleep and the alarm totally startled me. I quickly lunged to my phone to turn off the annoying sound.
Then I was sitting there debating if I should stay in bed versus getting up to do my run.
I was going back and forth with myself.
Then I heard the thundering and raining. The excuses came quickly, “Well, I can’t run in the rain. This must be a sign that I shouldn’t run today.”
So I got up, put on my running shoes and began my morning run.
The rain was actually not bad and surprisingly, it was refreshing.
The run itself was kind of brutal, but at the end I was very happy with myself that I got it done.
I knew that even though it was hard, I was doing something that was benefiting my health.
For many people this pandemic has thrown them off their normal health routine.
Many people have neglected seeing their dentists. As the time goes by, your fear of seeing the dentist grows.
You begin to think:
“I haven’t seen the dentist in almost two years. What if I have developed a lot of cavities in that time?”
“I haven’t have a cleaning in a long time. What if my gums are very inflamed? Is the cleaning going to hurt?”
“What if I need a lot of work. Is it going to be expensive?”
We humans are experts at creating worse case scenarios in all areas of our life.
Most of the time, it’s not as bad as we create in our head. And we really feel good after we get our dental appointment out of the way.
So if you are looking for a sign that says get to the dentist, here it is. Give us a call at 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to schedule an appointment today.
Floss Like A Madman!
Emilio “Do the Running Man” Couret