Wednesday, July 03, 2013
So... as per Dr's orders... I am now on a higher sodium diet.
My low blood pressure... while a very good thing... has predisposed me to fainting throughout my entire life. I have been able to manage it without fainting for a very long time, and while managing my asthma have been relatively OK.
But this summer the weather has got me. When I worked out this week, for example, I had to leave the cardio floor twice to lie down and put my legs up...
So... the plan is:
Stay VERY hydrated!!!! I bought MIO to add to my water - the one with electrolytes in it. The cardiologist says gatorade or powerade.... but I do not like those at all! So this works for me. I still don't love it, but it's better for me. And I do not like passing out either, so it's worth the tradeoff.
Eat more sodium!!! Lately I have been eating a fairly low sodium diet - with rare exceptions. This - apparently - is very bad for me! Who knew?!?!
3) DO NOT let this interfere with my fitness goals!!!
Exercise is still great for me! So it's a bit more challenging? Been there, done that... I have exercised through 3 pregnancies (til the day before I delivered), 3 foot surgeries, asthma, persistant S-I joint issues, and low blood pressure issues. I am not letting this defeat me!
The only thing that's upsetting about this whole thing is that I will very likely see a spike in my weight now because of the sodium... Sorry Clovers! But I cannot let that derail me. Eventually that will even out as well.
So... Kids are all in their respective camps. House is just about back to order. I am slowly getting back to my regular routine and decompressing from packing purgatory.
Summer... here I come!!!!!!!!!