My apologies for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been sick with a bad cold, which doesn’t happen to me often and I’m still adjusting to caring for my 5 year old grandson. I also think that all of the life changes this year have finally caught up with me. I’m typically very healthy and take care of myself, but I’ve been slowly straying from a healthy diet/exercise since my mom passed away in February. I also lost my sister 3 years ago, and she was my best friend. Needless to say, it’s a bit much for me to handle at times, but I always try to be strong and maintain a positive attitude. I’m always a bit reluctant to share my private life, but sometimes it’s just necessary. All of this has made me stronger, more empathetic, and I see people in a different light. You just never know what someone is going through, or where they’ve been.
I’m turning over a new leaf now and making the necessary steps toward a healthier lifestyle. Here’s my list of things to change…
✚ Eliminate stress (a tough one)
✚ Exercise more
✚ Change diet, less sodium (I have pre-hypertension)
✚ Kick the caffeine habit (so difficult, but I’ve done it before)
So my main problem is stress… loads of it. I’m only 40 and I’ve recently discovered that I have pre-hypertension. I don’t smoke, hardly drink, and I’m at an ideal weight. The problem is, it runs in my family. If I can think of a way to manage my stress, then hopefully I can get my BP down to normal levels. It’s no surprise to me since I’m a high-strung person and I think way too much! I’m determined to change things, and I’m treating it as a wake-up call.
I know everyone has problems, and I’m not trying to be Ms. Gloom & Doom here. This is just my reality now, and I felt the need to share. I’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to check out my blog. It’s definitely a bright spot in my life. xoxo