My Trip to the Dentist

So it’s been awhile since I posted anything and I want to attribute that all to the busy summer I’ve had. But unfortunately, I’ve also fallen off the wagon a bit. Half by choice and half by chance.  On our boat trip last weekend, we spent a few days at the cottage which involved a lot of barbecues, beer and late night snacking.

We had a blast even though I wasn’t working out much but unfortunately I bit my tooth on a popcorn kernel and it cracked straight off.  Bear in mind this is my front tooth, and we were in the middle of nowhere on a campsite without electricity.

boat trip

So we had to boat back to shore, gather up our stuff and take a road trip to the nearest dental office.  My tooth was bleeding, I was bout five beers in and my wife is pregnant (but luckily was able to drive me since she hadn’t been drinking). We were lucky enough to get a spot at the dentist in la mesa where he was able to give me a matching tooth implant and it was pain-free for the most part.

The cost wasn’t too bad but it definitely put a damper on our boat trip and we decided to head home straight after. Maybe it was my punishment for not having exercised or eaten healthy for a few weeks. Sitting in the dentist office chair and barely fitting was a reminder of how much work I still have to do on myself.  The dentist also put my on a strict diet of soups, smoothies and juices until my gums are healed.  Hopefully this will help me stick to a low calorie diet full of vitamins and minerals.  Summer is almost over and the last thing I want is to be getting too comfortable with the idea that jeans and sweater weather is around the corner.

My goal is to quit drinking to avoid incidents like emergency trips to the dentist and also to eat healthy throughout the week.  There are certain foods that will hurt my teeth and my waist line as well! Though we did have a great vacation, I’m not sure the excess calories from beer was really worth the buzz it gave me.  My wife is proud of my newfound commitment to making a healthy change in my lifestyle.

So I decided I need to start writing about it here to keep myself committed to my cause.  Today marks day 6 of eating well and working out a half hour a day!

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Some Exercises to Get me Started

So I went for a “run” with my wife.  By run I mean, I walked and she ran circles around me. Boy, do I suck. lol.

I hate that I’ve let myself get in such bad shape. She ran out of sight and I sat on the bench hoping she wouldn’t notice. She did. Haha.  After an hour of walking, I was sweating buckets and she was as fresh as a flower.  And this lady of mine is pregnant. What’s that say about me? Yikes.

I want to join the gym but know I’ll just go and sit around on my phone.  But with the heat outside, I wanna do some exercises at home to help me out.  I’ve been looking on youtube for some cardio drills and found this dude.

Not gonna show him to my wife though or she might have high expectations for me, haha!

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We’re Expecting and Something Needs to Change

A few months ago, we got some of the best news our lives. My wife found out that she was having a baby, our first baby. I was so overwhelmed and overjoyed with the news, but also terrified at the same time. I’ve always wanted to be a father. I was pictured myself playing football and basketball with my kid teaching him or her how to go fishing, how to climb rocks and trees, how to build a tree house or playhouse. But in all of these visions and dreams that I have, I imagine that I would be in excellent shape and in excellent health.

I’m not the one pregnant, but I am the one who is overweight. We have been married for over five years and the past five years I have gained over 55 pounds. My wife is still as trim is ever and I am sure that even after pregnancy, she will bounce back into fitness because she eats healthy diets regularly exercises. She has always tried to get me to be healthy with her but I always preferred to drink beer after work any nachos with the boys on the weekends.

But the idea that I am going to have a kid very soon has changed all of that for me. I know that if I want to be the father that I have always envisioned myself being, that I am going to have to lose weight. Although my wife will be eating extra because she will be eating for two, I have been eating for two for the past five years. And this is now going to stop. I have always been an all or nothing kind of guy. I either eat whatever I want and don’t do any exercise at all, for I take it to the next level and practically starve myself and exercise for three hours a day. I’ve realized what I need in order to succeed is balance and dedication.

So I decided to make this blog is a commitment to myself and to my wife but most of all to my son Eric. We found out that we are having a son we decided to name him Eric. So this blog is dedicated to being the best man that I can be, the best father that I can possibly be for my son Eric. I will commit to blogging each week tracking my progress as I embark on a new journey to become healthier man so I can do all of the things I have always dreamed of doing with my son. I don’t want to be one of those diets that says he can’t play with his kid outside because he’s tired. I don’t want to be playing soccer outside for my kid with a bad knee and a bad back and having to stop because I’m out of breath and out of shape after only 10 minutes of play. So this blog is for you, my son, as I tried to be the best man I can be for you and your mother. I love you, I love my wife, and they need to learn to start loving myself in treating my body like a temple.

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