Last weekend Music Man and the boys went on a camping adventure with the scout den. They had a great time, came home very tired and battle scarred (Maestro's legs looked like he had chicken pox scars all over them from playing in the woods with the other little leprechauns). A nice way to start the summer and they had a lovely time at Old Orchard Beach. Music Man's most favorite part of the weekend may have been getting pier fries (which are no longer located on the pier) at Ken's. When he was a boy he used to go with his grandparents to Pine Point every summer when they rented a house there, so he was anxious to check it out and see if the pier fries were as good as he remembered them. They were, no doubts.
This week, I had a disturbing visit to my new doctor. I've had blood pressure issues in my past, which I was able to eliminate by losing 35 pounds...which have since found me now that I'm sitting on my bum 8 hours a day most days. Not having even stairs in our current house, my exercise level has greatly diminished. I used to climb the stairs no joke of a lie at least 30 times a day chasing after boys and doing laundry and using their playroom, which was in the basement. Lots of exercise built into life that I don't have here. I was upset to learn that my blood pressure was in the "dangerously high" range again. I suspected as much since I've not been feeling my perky self lately. So, back on medication I went. Ugh...I sincerely HATE being on any kind of medication. So, yesterday, I dove back into the South Beach plan and on day two of that, I've already eaten more vegetables then I have in the last 2 weeks. I also walked/ran on the treadmill this morning, which I will continue with until I get myself back off this medication. I am physically able to do the exercise and it will be done. I understand deeply that the older I get the harder all of this is becoming, but with weight and health issues in my heredity, I feel this is the time to make it happen. It's gotta be now.
So, all that being said, I've gotta add the preoccupation with changing my lifestyle to my already way too busy lifestyle and fit in exercise. I'm pretty good at taking care of everyone around me, but not so good at taking care of my own needs. I figure before I have a stroke or heart attack, it might be a good time to start doing that a little more often. So, I will learn to better balance that with all else because it's necessary for me right now.
A little nudge in the right direction for me, ~Peacemom