Tag: walk

Focus

Living in the suburbs without a vehicle can be very difficult especially if you need to run errands. My car has been with my mechanic for the past couple of days and if anyone knows how it feels like to be without the luxury of a vehicle, walking to your destination tests a person’s patience.

I’ve discovered that the time I spend walking to my destination has given me some time of reflection. I think about what my next blog post would be or what direction I want my food blog to be about.

Then I realized that my recent traveling methods is no different than how I write my next food blog post. Walking is a slower place to reach my destination much like writing with a pen and paper. I have more time to think. I see more with my own eyes rather than looking at my phone all the time. I talk more with the people around me. Driving gets me to my destination quicker but I think less and I only see what’s ahead of me rather than being aware of what’s around me. Sometimes I talk less because I’m looking at the road and I’m rushing to reach my destination.

It’s a lesson I have learned that sometimes the slower pace will help me focus not just with blogging but in life in general.

My Battle With Stress And Cholesterol

Some of you might relate to how I have been feeling lately.

Just recently I received my blood test results and discovered that my cholesterol level is still high above the upper limit range. Thankfully, the report showed that it is not life threatening. But this is something that I have been working on for some time now. Over the course of many years it’s been a long process to bring it down within an acceptable, medical range.

The doctor prescribed me some medication to help reduce my cholesterol…again. I’m not happy about it. I have made a better effort to eat less process foods, consume more fruits and vegetables, and exercise more often. But it appears that the one problem I am still having trouble escaping from is stress management.

So I have been told many times: An increase in my stress level will increase my cholesterol level. Taking that life lesson seriously a long time ago, I decided to walk more often. I try not to sweat the small stuff and sleep regularly. Heck I even started to zumba my butt off! Even with all that, my cholesterol is still high.

I can’t help but take a few deep breaths and let it sink in. It’s not easy feeling this way helplessly knowing that a simple blood test revealed that a healthier lifestyle does not necessarily mean better results.

Have any of you felt this way?

Do you feel as if you are doing your best but there are those hidden obstacles preventing you from moving forward?

I know I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am now but it just doesn’t feel good knowing that my current stress management process has not been going my way.