The last several weeks I have been battling ferocious headaches. Today, I went to the doctor and discovered that my blood pressure was 160/100. YIKES! I have had blood pressure problems in the past, but I thought that I had gotten it under control.
It was another reality moment for me. Being away from boot camp I have not been able to exercise, and I have been watching what I eat “somewhat”. But, have I been faithful to my health? Not 100%.
I haven’t fallen off the wagon and started diving into bowls of ice cream again, or hitting the McDonald’s. But I haven’t been working as hard at watching what goes in the mouth. I’m like every Mom, tired after work, I don’t feel like cooking, anything to make the evening routine simple. Nachos, tacos or frozen pizza instead of cooking a healthy dinner.
Last week I was already feeling guilty about the quality of food heading into my home. So I started remodeling the family diet. For snacks I brought home only fruits, vegetables and some healthy crunchy snacks like popcorn, granola and pretzels. I am aware, my kids are a product of what I serve in the home so I need to keep on top of it.
Well, they are snacking on apples and grapes with no ice cream in site and guess what ” they aren’t complaining“! I have also set up a meal plan so I know what I am cooking all week and can plan ahead. Yes, this is all common sense but so easy to ignore.
I have been told by the doctor I need to sit out boot camp two more weeks to make sure the medicine controls my blood pressure. My first thought was, if I hadn’t had to stop boot camp then my pressure wouldn’t be so bad. Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve s aren’t going to get me very far. I was a bit bummed about a bit of a longer delay, but taking care of me and my health is a priority.
No pity party for me, that is what got me in trouble in the first place 40 pounds ago. I just have to keep moving forward the best I can. What I will do is continue to keep working on the diet and I will make sure I get in a walk every day. What’s another two weeks away in the scheme of a lifetime?
I didn’t write this because I am looking for sympathy – I want you to take a reality check if you are still on the fence about making a change, go ahead and jump off and pick a side.
I know there will be bad days in this journey of life, this is just another bump in the road and confirmation that I need to continue to work on changing me. Don’t you want to make a change with me?