I went to the doctor for a check up and was given bad news - my blood pressure is way too high. Both systolic and diastolic are higher than I've ever seen before, and the worst part is that I've sensed the changes internally. So while it was shocking to see the actual numbers, I wasn't in disbelief. I could feel when I'd have a harder time catching my breath while climbing the stairs, I felt the impact of the heat of the summer, I have had a harder time sleeping. Stress the last few months bearing down on me and feeling like a vise.
I have the tools to change things. I can eat healthier, exercise, and meditate. Will it be so easy to turn things around? I know it's possible, and it just requires a few tweaks to my schedule. I don't want to be taking drugs to lower my bp, so I must change the inside with the tools I have outside. Reading up on alternative measures, I see I have to add more celery and garlic to the diet, and use that 20 to 30 minutes I waste lollygagging in bed in the morning (telling myself to get out of bed and go to work) meditating and working on breathing exercises. That's a start.