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What’s Another Two Weeks in the Scheme of Life?

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?

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