I wake up Wednesday morning sore, tired and with a pounding headache. I decide to make today my off day at the gym. I lay in bed late today. When I finally decided to roll out of bed it was around lunch time. My girlfriend, jenni, had just gotten home from grocery shopping and she bought a goat cheese and spinach pizza. So we throw it in the oven for lunch. I didn’t really like it but, I still ate 3 pieces.
I decided to do some research on congestive heart failure and high blood pressure and possible natural remedies. I discover an article that lays down some scary facts about congestive heart failure. Like, 50% of people die within 5 years. If you have hypertension in your life you are at a twice as much risk to have congestive heart failure, I mean, who the hell doesn’t have hypertension in their lives? Finally the kicker fact I read, your outlook for survival is not any better than having cancer. Nice huh?
I’m the type of guy that sees this as a challenge not a bunch of depressing facts. Those that know me know that I have an alpha male personality and will not be taken out by anything! So, I continue my research of natural remedies. I want to get away from taking pills as soon as I can. I find some good information and some good vitamins options to help my blood flow and help lower blood my blood pressure.
I eat a grilled cheese and some chicken noodle soup for lunch and then eat some spaghetti with zucchini for dinner. It was grass fed beef in the spaghetti so, I feel good about that.
I wake up Thursday morning hell bent on getting healthy and living a long fruitful life. I eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast and head to the gym. I‘m working my biceps and traps today. I start with 20 minutes on the treadmill and then it’s over to the weights. I finish my morning workout session with 20 minutes on the elliptical. For lunch I ate a spinach burrito. It wasn’t too bad after I drenched it with salsa and sour cream. Lol.
It’s back to the gym in the evening, I do the normal 20/20/20 minute split on the cardio machines and head home for dinner. Jenni cooked up a chicken stir fry and I snacked on chips and salsa and sunflower seeds before I go to bed. I capped the night off with a couple bloody mary’s, nutrition in a glass.lol. 3 more days left of this week and I plan on making the most of them.