Yeah, that’s right. I only have one goal for 2017. Don’t judge me. I know you are thinking, “she has waaaaay more to work on in her life than just one thing.” You are 100% correct. However, I am a point in my life that I no longer feel the need to lie to myself or others. You are are others.
I have suffered with High Blood Pressure for about 6 years now. Every time I go into the doctors I am giving a new prescription with a higher dosage. This has been going on for 6 years! My visit on November 18, 2016 was no different. My BP was 151/90. I asked my doctor if some people were healthy and just have high BP. “No Tracy. That was a nice try though.” Ha! She was not having it. She had her nurse schedule me for an echo-cardiogram to make sure my heart was okay. This really pissed me off. Not because she scheduled the appointment, but the whole thing! I mean I was really angry!
I took my anger and started researching ways to lower my blood pressure naturally. No surprise every article I read suggested a plant based diet. Only 2 suggested adding meats, pork tenderloin and tilapia. Of course I will not be added those two. But I found it interesting that beans and quinoa have more calcium, potassium and magnesium than the animal products.
I know for a fact my stress level is through the roof! I started taking yoga in 2015, but I had slacked quit a bit lately. This is why I only have one goal this year. I truly believe focusing on a lower blood pressure would take care of any other issue I may have in my life. That is my Goal For 2017, lower my blood pressure.