Hello my lovelies,
Today is the first day of Spring AND the first day in my healthy life!!
As most of you know, I left work last Friday after 7 years of working there, due to the stress that the job was putting me under..I was getting high blood pressure, heart palpitations, indigestion, headaches, pains in my body and anxiety attacks towards the end of my tenure with the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR). It was a great place to work when I first started in 2007, but over the years and many amalgamations of government departments later, it turned into a nightmare.
I have to report to you that in the 3 days since leaving DEWNR I have not had a heart palpitation, my blood pressure is down to 130/80, my oxygen in my bloodstream is about 98% (which is normal), I have had not one anxiety attack, headache or stomach pain since.
TODAY – being September the 1st, I have decided to do a 30 day health & fitness challenge, using my knowledge I have gleaned from my RAW food buddies and my time as a personal trainer – I am going to exercise every day, eat better foods, drink more water and rest more too.
When I departed DEWNR, my colleagues bought me a fantastic gift:
It’s called a FitBit
You wear it 24/7 and log into the FitBit website so you can use it as a fitness journal – it syncs with the website and tells you how many steps you have taken, how much sleep you have had and how many times you were restless or awake..how many calories you need per day and how many calories you have burned. It tracks your weight loss or gain, measurements, moods, how much water you have consumed…it is very thorough!!
I am enjoying it immensely as it is keeping me on track and since Friday I have lost 2 kilos…all due to stress!!
So here it is DAY 1 and we, as a family, all went for a walk down to the Post Office to check the mailbox – it was beautiful to walk in the sunshine and fresh air. We intend to do a lot more walking or bike riding when the weather is good…if it is raining then I will have to resort to working out here:
SO all in all September has started off positive…which is great…I feel good about the future!!
Until next blog – see you later!!