Feeling Better and Being Better
About 2 months ago I was in big trouble and didn't know it. I was driving in Philly and felt like I was gonna pass out. My hands and feet were hot and tingling....this is when I thought "Houston, we have a problem". Boy, was I right.
"Your blood pressure is so high, you're about to have a stroke."
I was blown away. Nearing age 45, the last thing I would want is to never see my grandkids, not see my kids marry someone who is special to them, not be able to spend the rest of my life with my wife. Not accomplish what I still have goals for. This was the moment I was scared straight.
My weight was out of control (nearing 240lbs.). I was having headaches everyday plus eating whatever I wanted. Let's face the real facts...high blood pressure has a history in my family, as does obesity. I was falling into the trap and about to become a statistic.
In my life, I started to take health very seriously in my early 30's, even going as far to be in the best
It took, nearly losing my family to snap out of it. Fast forward to now...it becomes the opposite..I was complacent and just loving life, but sadly, that almost cost me life.
When your life flashes before your eyes, its a wake up call. At least for me. No more excuses...no more laziness...no more bullshit. I immediately changed my eating habits. I limited carbs (eating only the right carbs), stopped eating red meat and dairy. Stopped sugar, snacks and processed food. Replaced garbage with fruits and vegetables each and every day. It's easy to say "I'm gonna" or "tomorrow it starts". Don't put things off until tomorrow. Live for today.
This is the point...if I can do it..you can do it. You can be better..you can be healthy.