I’ve heard it before: “Your blood pressure is a little high.” A nurse practitioner told me to keep a blood pressure journal one time. I didn’t stick with it, and the next time she saw me, my blood pressure was at a normal level. So she didn’t press the issue. From what I understand of what she said, your pressure needs to be consistently high before they start trying to treat you for it . . .or something . . . She was glad to hear that I had cut back on my smoking . .. which was mostly true.
My weight goes up and down within a thirty pound range. My weight went way down in 2011, when a bunch of life stuff happened and I picked smoking back up. I wasn’t ‘in shape,’ I was just thinner than usual.
The last time I was in pretty good shape was probably 2008. I was going to a YMCA a few times a week. I would do 45 minutes on a treadmill and then 45 on an arc trainer or an elliptical . . .and sometimes, some weight machines. I wasn’t over there with the muscle heads grunting and screaming in front of the mirrors, but . . . Also: I was playing some pickup soccer, so I was doing pretty well. I still had some fat on me, I was eating too much. That’s the sucky thing about exercising. You use up so much energy, you end up eating like a pig. Anyway, I will end this post like I end so many: Who cares. I’m in terrible shape right now. Who cares. I need to go for a walk. So should you, why not . . .