She obviously wanted to talk about her weight concerns and since they're my weight concerns too it was a pretty great conversation. She wearily leaned in close to me and softly, as if not to hurt my feelings too badly, asked me if I knew I was obese. I couldn't help but laugh at her. We own a scale at home and I weigh myself pretty regularly on it... of course I was aware that I am in the obese category. Is that something people actually argue with their doctor over?
Then she addressed my blood pressure and asked if I had a history of high blood pressure. I have always had really good blood pressure and I told her that. She looked at my chart, looked at me, and said "well, we're not as young as we used to be!"
I wanted to drop to my knees in the exam room, raise my fists to the sky, and yell out "NO- DON'T STEAL MY YOUTH FROM ME!" I'm still in my twenties! I go to barre class two to three times a week. We eat moderately healthy! Ok, well maybe the treats are getting out of hand and our road trip sure didn't help!
We talked about my workout routine and she cleared me for both barre and afternoon walks, jogs, and running if I ever get to that point. She did however, prescribe a blood pressure medication. She also ordered lab work to check my overall everything!
|Getting my blood drawn.|
Because what is a blog post without a picture?
Follow along on Instagram and Twitter where I'll be sharing all of the food and workouts I'm doing, mostly for my own accountability. I will get my life back. I'm just sorry it took this to open my eyes.