I power walked into the dentist’s office this morning, knowing deep down inside that I didnt want to be anywhere near a dentist chair. My wisdom tooth has been killing me for days and I just knew what they were going to tell me after they took their piddly little x-rays.

But I powered up my inner tough chic and did as I was told so that they could take all of the x-rays they needed.

And when they told me that all four wisdom teeth needed to be pulled…I cringed but forced myself to smile and say…”Thank you, Lord for Health Insurance. Just let me know what I need to do and the soonest you guys can get it done.”

When I walked out of the office, I felt better. Not only was I surprised that my co-pay was only $5.00, but I felt like I could handle the surgery and take on just about anything.

The past few months have been kind of … weird. I’ve been stressing on things that I just can’t control. But sometimes you have to suck it up…power up your inner tough chic, keep praying, and keep moving. Everything that’s meant to be…will just be.

I’m taking my tough chic to the gym this afternoon. Ha! Let’s see how she does on the treadmill for 1.5 hours. I’ve increased my running on the treadmill to 1 hour followed by another hour on the elliptical for about 2 weeks now…and I don’t want the body to become complacent. I’ll add in some cycle classes. I love those… and miss them all at the same time.

Alright, let me try to get some work done…I’m a day behind…and going to the gym is already going to slow me down by 2 hours.


7 replies to “Powering Up the Inner Tough Chic

  1. talda

    honestly, getting all four done at once is the best way to go. plus, you’re compeletely knocked out during the entire procedure and then they give you vicodin. which is awesome. it made me sleepy so i slept through any other pain i may have felt when i got mine done. i wish i could have done all four but my parents’ insurance didn’t cover it at the time so i had to go back once already for one of them on my dime later and will have to do it one more time for the last straggler. at least yours will be one and done.


  2. Chris-style

    My dentist took all mine at once. They didn’t have to knock me out but my dentist was so good, it didn’t even hurt!! I was highly surprised and pleased all at the same time.

    Anyways, we all have to ‘such that ish up’ sometimes and muster up that inner tough cookie. It’s not always what we want to do, but it’s almost always what we NEED to do. Once again, I’m so proud and amazed at how tough you were on Saturday (even with a sore ankle!) and I wanna be like you one day! You gave me the motivation to get up at 5:30 this morning and hit the gym and I appreciate your dedication….keeps me hopeful for my own success :grin:


  3. Rece

    1.5 hrs on the treadmill?!?!? :shock:
    Get ’em girl! I love the cycle classes also!

    As far as the wisdom teeth, I wish I could get all of mine pulled. Oh… they haven’t come in yet, but I just knowwww that there isn’t enough room in my mouth for 4 more teeth and I don’t need my smile getting messed up. LOL


  4. Shannon

    I haven’t even gotten my wisdom teeth yet and I’m 24. I know that when I finally get them I will be in so much pain. I’ve heard too many horrible stories :sad:

    I’ve decided to join a gym after the summer is over. (notice I said after the summer ;x)


  5. Andrea

    Got all 4 of mine pulled, plus one extra that was giving me trouble. You can do it!

    2 hours on the treadmill/elliptical? I need to step my game up.

    As far as sucking stuff up…yeah, well…it’s something we all learn as the years go by; the goal is to always use it to make you stronger, and BETTER!


  6. Terrinesia

    I haven’t had my wisdom teeth pulled yet but I will soon. I dread going to the dentist b/c I hate needles. I always get the laughing gas when I go lol. If I did an hour on the treadmill I’ll pass out, I’m so outta shape lol.


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