Hi, y’all! I’m way overdue for a post, so here goes!
Stress is real. I swear I must be under a low level of stress on a daily! Anyway, my cholesterol and blood pressure are slightly elevated. The cholesterol could be a result of something else….I’ll get a follow up on that at the end of the month. My blood pressure was elevated once in March and once in June. No need for alarm, it’s just slightly elevated, but I don’t want it elevated at all. I keep telling myself that if I’m working out 3-4 times a week, MOST weeks, that shouldn’t happen. Hight bloood pressure also runs in my family. Yuck. What I forgot to tell you is that my cholesterol and blood pressure, for 39 years y’all, has been PERFECT!!! So, what the hell is up????
Learning to relax and pick your battles and breathe and take time for myself are all things that I have to remind myself to do. With my lifestyle change of over a year (working out), I know that I have to do those things more often. I don’t want to mess up my progress by allowing the little things to get under my skin. It’s an effort, but it’s worth it. I just tell myself that I am worth it. I AM WORTH IT!
On a different note, I had a beast of a workout today! Worked with my trainer for 30 minutes (crossfit – yucky, but effective) and then did zumba for 60 minutes. I know I will be sore tomorrow, but feel accomplished. I think I’m gonna try a yoga class tomorrow. Maybe that will help zen me out a little.
I have so many motivators in my life, and I hope that I can help motivate someone else by writing. Stay strong. Stay focused. Don’t beat yourself up. Everyday is a new day.