Monday, April 6, 2009

For the Health of It

I'm trying to really focus on good health. Not a number on the scale (although I have to admit that I'd like it to go down!....I have to be honest.) But since spending so much time with my mom, I have this overwhelming desire to do whatever I can to be healthy. Some things we can't control. But many things we can.

If I'm honest, my healthy eating and exercising have not been consistent. I get on a kick, but then I fall off. This was clear to me the other day as I had my blood pressure taken. Typically, I run low. Not this time. Now it wasn't high, but high for me. 120 over 85. The 85 number was enough to grab my attention.

I have been reading "YOU on a Diet". I am officially starting tomorrow. I partially started today, but I still had some shopping to do. I really do want to be healthy. I want to be here for my kids and grandkids. That's what I keep telling myself when I don't want to exercise or when I want to eat chips!

Today, me and Princess walked about 2.5 miles and I jumped on the trampoline for 20 minutes. I ate on plan and even discovered that I liked edemame. Who ever knew such a thing existed!

What are you doing to stay healthy?

Please share your secrets!

Go Tarheels! (watching the national championship right now)



1 comment:

Joyful said...

Walking and eliptical are my two forms of exercise. (Climbing the 7 flights of stairs at the hospital every day should count too!) Two nights ago, the weather was gorgeous here in the North, and I walked for 2 hours. It just felt so good.

I do try and watch what I eat too, but must confess that right now chocolate is a favourite comfort food.

I'm actually going to the Dr's today because I've had 'tingling' going on in my face for the past couple of weeks. The last time I was there my blood pressure was high..140 over 90. I'm guessing he'll be checking that again today. If I remember, I'll let you know how it goes.

Keep up the good work. I'm cheering for you here!!!!