So today I had a check up with my Dr, primarily as a follow up to my initial appointment a year ago. What a difference a year makes! Moving to a healthier lifestyle by focusing on whole foods, avoiding processed foods, exercising regularly have all contributed to a great year. No longer a candidate for cholesterol medications, I have dropped down to the "normal" range. My blood pressure was 108/60 ( I didn't have high BP before, but normally was around the 120/80 range). Resting pulse rate down to 61 (used to be 75-80). And I'm down almost 40 lbs.
So... I will start the new year as Jeff version 2.0! The best part of all of this is that I was never looking at this from a point of "once I get my cholesterol under control, and my weight down, I can go back to eating or doing blah blah blah". For once in my life I got to this point with complete and permanent lifestyle changes... as my doctor said, this is my "new" normal!
So, for a "Healthy and Happy 2012", I will just continue to do what I'm doing, add more distance and events to my running, and see where I end up.
And speaking of 2012, I am excited to announce the sponsors of the contest giveaway that will begin next week. Look forward to great prizes from Invisible Shoes, Road ID, and Pikes Peak Sports!!
So stay tuned.. I'll announce stuff next week. In the meantime, have a great week, and a safe and happy New Years eve!