I go in spurts
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sometimes with my career, I feel like all I can do is go in spurts, periods when I have the time to workout/concentrate on my dietary habits. Then there are other periods when I don't have time to do anything but work. At least that's how it feels. I know that the best way to live would be to have the habits built, where I almost have to exercise at least once a day, and I have to eat well all the time, instead of grabbing whatever food I come across.
After going to my yearly, with the physician concerning with my creeping blood pressure numbers, my high fasting glucose (but normal A1C), and high triglycerides, I have had my attention drawn to my health. I can't be successful, if I'm not well. I can't keep up with my family, if I'm sluggish due to high BP and high sugars. Luckily, I'm still young, and I have time to change this. I have written myself a prescription: exercise 30 mins, take 5-7x weekly. For the past couple weeks I have been able to do it. But as I have two major deadlines looming, I hope I'll be able to continue this path.
I've also started to watch and track what I eat, not just in terms of calories, but carbs, sodium and cholesterol. I've always said that I wanted to avoid the situation I find myself in, but I have no one to blame for my poor choices and not living up to what I know I should be doing. I have a follow-up appointment tomorrow; I hope that she will recognize the progress I've been making and help me continue to reset my habits.