Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Health Update

Well its been about a month since the Mohican 100 and I am happy to report that my feet are 100% blister free. The swelling on the top of my foot is gone and the pain is nearly gone. I am back up to running about 40 miles a week and strength training 2-3 times a week.

Today I had my annual physical and got some great news, my blood pressure is perfect and all the other normal "stuff" checked out very well. I had blood work done last week so we could review the results today as well and these are the results:

Cholesterol - 115
HDL - 78
LDL - 29
Triglyceride - 38
Glucose - 90
Vitamin D - 39

My doctor said these are some of the best numbers he has ever seen. He also said he does not agree with how much I run but with a physical as good as this, how can I argue with the results.

I am sure exercising daily is a huge factor but the changes in my diet have added a great deal of improvement in these results and in my life. As of April I gave up Dairy for the most part, aside from pizza time to time (cheese), I also added 2 smoothies a day and recently have increased that to 4 a day.

The ingredients are as follows:

2 banana's
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 TBLS honey
2 TBLS chia seeds
2 TBLS flax seeds
hand full of almonds
1 cup of kale
1 cup of  spinach
1 tsp of ginger
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsb of turmeric
12 oz of water

blend this all up and it makes 2 servings. Very hydrating, filling and calorie packed.

On a side note I am waiting delivery of a Jacobs Ladder that I ordered in June and found out today I will be receiving July 31st. This is an amazing machine that will greatly aid in fitness and climbing ability. Check it out at http://www.jacobsladderexercise.com/ Most decent gyms have them, if you have any questions or interest in buying one contact me and I can help you out with that.