New Year, New Mugs, New Resolutions #DunkinMugUp

So up until this morning, I was going to be all kinds of light hearted and silly in this post.  Happy 2014! Mugs up to a New Year and new resolutions to be healthier (and mine, specifically, to have moments…moments of exercise, of calm, of solitude, living in the moment).

And then I went to the doctor for a check in for my anxiety medication.

I thought I’d be in and out in 10 minutes, see you in a year.  But this was a new practitioner (I liked her a lot) and instead of ok we’re good, see you in a year, I was hearing things like “your blood pressure is really elevated.  We’ll check it again in 10 minutes”

And then the 10 minutes passed.

It didn’t drop.  So I figured she’d tell me to try to get exercise in and not be stressed and to come back in 2 weeks.  We’ve done that before.

But she didn’t say that.  Instead I heard “Your blood pressure is too high. You’re at risk of stroke, and you need to go pick up this medication and take it today, come back in 2 weeks to see if it’s helping, and we’ll talk more then.”

I’m sure we would have chatted more but I had to go get my little one at school and had to go.  So plans have changed.  Significantly. 

I’m kind of freaked out.  I mean, Mug’s up to a New Year!!  But I’m going to be 40 this year- in just a few months- and to put it mildly, I’m not really “up for” having words like stroke in my vocabulary.  I have a whole other agenda for this year.  

So, I still say let’s #DunkinMugUp!!  But I’m also saying, it’s game time.  I’m playing to win, not just be on the bench.  So while my coffee definitely energizes me, I’m hoping that healthier eating and regular exercise will recharge my systems to knock this blood pressure down.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a weighted exercise ball and a 10 minute workout calling my name. I was going to start tomorrow, but I think I’d better start today. 

Mugs up, buttercups!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts . The opinions and text are all mine.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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