At my last nephrologist appointment, the doctor doubled my dose of blood pressure medication. I knew that was going to happen. I can always tell when it's running high by the little headache behind my eyebrow. What surprised me a little was that it wasn't really related to my kidney function, which was perfect. (Woo hoo!) Work has been stressful, so that could be part of it, but so could my weight. While I do a good job of avoiding sodium in my diet, I've been doing a fairly bad job (for a while) of controlling my calories. So I've decided to take control.
A group of about 5 of us have been working out on our lunch break each day for the past week or so. Usually, we do level 1 of the 30 Day Shred, which is NO JOKE. Today we took a Pilates class. It helps that we have each other. We keep each other accountable. When the ladies from the administrative office show up over here in production wearing sweats, I close my door, change my clothes, and go downstairs. No excuses. We're lucky that we have a dance studio and a small theatre space downstairs where we can work out each day.
I'd love to lose 20 pounds. But more than that, I'd love to decrease my BP meds and just feel healthier overall. I want to tone up and feel better about my appearance.
And I can do it. I AM doing it.
We shall be fit and gorgeous.