I’ve been in denial, and I’ve finally come to grips with what I’m going to share with you. About a month ago I had my blood drawn for some testing. I didn’t have anything going on but wanted to see what it would say. I had been thinking about this for awhile and finally took the leap and did it. I went through this company called Inside Tracker. You can go here and see what they are all about. I know my eating habits and drinking habits hadn’t been the best so I was anxious to see what would come of it. Needless to say it was a complete shock. I knew the results weren’t going to be good. BUT to be as bad as they were it completely threw me for a loop.
About a week, really only a few days, after I got my blood drawn I received the results. I was so nervous to open up the results to see what was wrong, because my first thought was how bad was I actually doing. I got to work and opened up the results and was stunned. I was deficient in a few areas, mainly vitamin D and iron. Those could be a big reason why I was struggling with some workouts. Ok no worries. Calcium and glucose were high. Ok, no problem, just need to keep those in check for the next round of testing. Then came the big reveal. My liver enzymes were high and borderline too high. Start the freak out moment. I know that I had been drinking more, and well, frankly needed to curb some of it. Just because you open a bottle of wine, doesn’t mean you have to drink the whole thing. Ugh. I know. Ok so keep looking at the results and come to the inner age page. Now I’m 31, but when I looked at the inner age, I started to freak out even more. I said I was 52!😲 Not fun to read that your inner age is 52 years old. Commence full freak out stage.
After a bit and reading more into it. I started to calm down a bit. Not too much though. I kept reading into it and what I really liked about the results from Inside Tracker is that it gave me a list of foods to eat to help change my inner age and my over all test results. So believe me I have made the list of foods that I needed to get from the grocery store. Most of the foods are basic like salads, avocados, walnuts, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes (yuck).
So I’m on the train to hopefully a better me and one that won’t have an inner age of 52. I’ll find out in a few months when I go back. I’ll probably get checked again after my NYC Marathon. I’ve been working out more and trying to be more mindful of what I’m eating. Trying to incorporate all those wonderful new foods into my diet. I’m curious to see what the changes will be in the fall.
So here’s to being a healthier me, and to hopefully having great changes in the future!