I was at New York Central Artist Supply store today after dropping off more cookies to Martha Stewart and I overheard a customer saying that NY is like a weird time warp – time just moves so fast here. It’s true, you know, that things move fast and each day is so full and busy that it’s over before you realize it. I’ve been needing to take a mental break each day from work and kids, and writing in this blog helps me pause and mull things over, usually done with another cup of coffee.
But while my mind needs to rest, my body needs to move. After finally getting a physical after years of not seeing a doctor other than my OBGYN, my bloodwork came back with slightly elevated cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, which is a little surprising since I don’t eat too many fatty foods, red meat, breads, cheese or pasta, and despite what it might look like at our house, sugar. It’s true that my sugar intake may have increased because of taste testing the products since we started the biz, but I’ve cut that out considerably. It may be genetic as my mom is prone to both those things, and I have had high blood sugar levels before, so I just have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t advance to diabetic levels which the test showed I wasn’t too far from. So what did my doctor prescribe since there isn’t too much sugar or carbs to cut out of my existing diet? Cardio. Sigh. I guess that means I need to get my lazy ass off the couch and actually exercise on a more regular basis. I did walk very briskly about 30 blocks across and down town today between my 2 errands and I think that will be my preferred method of exercise (I’ve quit running years ago as it does a number on my knees and back, and I am so not a gym person). This all goes to show that I am, indeed, getting older.