On Thursday I went to the doctor. Yeah, I know it seems like I go to the doctor a lot, but since I’ve been taking better care of myself I stay VERY connected with my health professionals as a form of accountability in meeting my health and fitness goals. Over the last few months my blood pressure has been elevated and while I thought it was my blood sugar going down (and it has) it was my blood pressure creeping up.
After attending Healthy Sistahs Rock a few weeks ago it was brought to my attention, I needed to check this out and stay on top of it. Right before I had this wake-up call at Healthy Sistahs Rock, the nurse practitioner I see upped the dosage of one of my blood pressure meds. (For NOW I take 3) If you’ve been reading any of my fitness post on this blog or other social media you know I want OUT of the PILLS. I just can’t!
However, when I went to the doctor my blood pressure was much lower. SCORE! THANK YOU JESUS! I believe the source of the rise in blood pressure is PAIN. See with all this working out my joints-knees and hips are VERY tender. I am trying to get my mind conditioned to going to this Chiropractor again, as I REALLY want some pain meds (for this situation ONLY) and be done with it! Thankfully, my doctor and nurse practitioner are not pill pushers. My mind says if I can get these knees and hips in order I can add more intensity to my workouts. My health professionals at Absolute Care are encouraging me to go back again. I just LOVE them! Put it like this-I’m working on it. HAHA! I know I have to do something soon and I will.
Despite being disappointed with the dosage increase of my blood pressure meds I MUST view this as a way for me to keep winning. The increase has lowered my blood pressure, which in turn will lower my risks for other drastic things occurring. I continue to believe God for my healing knowing He is honoring my actions to honor Him with my body-hey I lost two more pounds and my BMI (body mass index) went down. I couldn’t be happier.
I continue to press toward the mark!!!!
To Our Optimal Health,