I work for a health insurance company and every year we have an opportunity to decrease our annual medical benefit premium by participating in a biometric screening. They measure our cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, BMI, and blood pressure. I signed up last week and silly me forgot I had it this morning. I drank my green smoothie with kale and ate some bacon (3 slices). I was supposed to fast for 9 to 12 hours!! EEK!
I also had boot camp this morning, which I did not feel like attending and Monte had us running and running and running. We ran 5 miles today plus did over 700 ab reps! I thought he lost his mind. I left there so tired. My feet hurt and I probably need to buy new running shoes because I already wore these out after 6 months with all of this boot camp running!
I arrived at work and checked my calendar for the day and lo and behold….there it is! I have a 9:15 am the appointment for my biometric screening.
I almost panicked because I knew I had been eating, did not fast and was rushing in to work to start my 8:30 am call which can turn out stressful. I go down early, about 9 am, and go through all of my screening. They have a counselor at the end to review your results. My results were EXCELLENT! I was soooooooo excited. Check it out!
My HDL was so high (over 100) they didn’t record it. Same goes for my LDL – it was so low they didn’t count it. My triglycerides were on point and so was my glucose level CONSIDERING I drank a green kale fruit smoothie this morning (16 oz)!!! HOT DOG! My blood pressure was 90/60 and I had to ask if that was considered too low. She said keep doing what I am doing because she wished she was in that range. My BMI was 24.2 (I just skated by). I am 5 foot 2 and 132 so I think that isn’t too bad. I WAS 140 and then 137 so I am going in the right direction!
Who needs medicine when all you need is good exercise and a decent diet? Fresh fruits and veggies and treats in moderation? I am so happy for Monte and Heather pushing me so at the tender age of 43 I have biometric stats of a person much younger. God willing I plan to be around for a long time and consistent exercise (5 days a week) is MY MEDICINE!!!!! And it tastes GOOD too!!!!