I don’t talk about it very often anymore because it hasn’t been on my mind in a long time. But when I was pregnant with O I ended up being diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS.
But then the thyroid crap happened, and I just chalked up the POTS diagnosis to the thyroid crap.
Now, for the past six months or so I have been extremely sedentary. Like going to bed at 9 pm and sleeping till noon the next day sedentary. At first it started out of boredom because the boys were back in school, last August. But now, it’s just habit and I think my circadian rhythm has adjusted to need that much sleep. I tried hard to get up at 7 am this morning and it just. wasn’t. happening. I fell asleep again and the next thing I knew it was 11:45 am.
The cardiologist, with the POTS diagnosis, wanted me walking a minimum of an hour a day. So, I know the answer is more activity. And, probably way less coffee. *sigh*
All of this is to say it is time to up my game and activity level. I know I would feel better. I’ve renewed the fitness center membership so that is no longer an excuse. The pool is even open again so we can all go and I can work out while Jared has the kids in the pool.
The Apple Watch is a blessing and a curse…..no, it is really a blessing. I can keep track of my heart rate and activity levels etc. in a way I couldn’t before. But dang it, it is taking away my excuses to be lazy, too.
Lazy isn’t cool, though. And, I am all about cool.