Hi, my name is Jenn. I am a 31 year old with high cholesterol. I want to live a long and healthy life. I want to do this for myself, family, and friends. I love to play tennis, softball and hike. I am active and competitive. My problem is food. Types of food (sweet tooth), portion size, why I eat when I eat is my downfall. Sounds familiar right? If I could only afford a chef to cook my healthy meals.
Thursday was exciting. I have taken the first step to getting heart healthy. I have learned that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. For the longest time I had thought it was breast cancer. Surprised that 1 in 3 American women die of heart disease, compared to 1 in 30 women that die of breast cancer.
With that knowledge I went home and walked 5 miles. Not outdoors, not at a gym, not on a treadmill. In my own home I put in my Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home DVD. I was exhausted from work yet I still pushed forward. I felt great once I completed the DVD 60 minutes later. Yes I could have stopped it at the 3 mile mark but I was determined. I have made it my goal to complete that DVD four times a week.
I woke up a little sore. Did some stretches and I felt great. I am looking forward to Jazzercise tonight. This weekends plan is to take measurements, play some tennis and cut my food intake. Baby steps is the key. I have healthy foods in the cupboard (I think) just need to watch portion size.