Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Heart Surgery

Last Friday my dad who is 80 years old had open heart surgery. He has been extremely healthy his whole life and it came as a shock to us that he needed surgery!!!!!! He walks everywhere and is at a very healthy weight so we didn't think too much when he went to the doctor to get his heart checked out. So now he is on the path to recovery.Today Trent and I (along with the boys) will go to visit at his home.My oldest son Tristan lives with him so it will be nice to see him. Tristan loves seeing his little brothers lately.
As a mom it is nice to see all my kids miss each other and ask about what is going on in their lives instead of fighting and getting on each other nerves. I do miss having all my kids at home with us, our house is too quiet sometimes!!!! Since now we have my dads heart issues in our medical history, I have bumped up my workout. I am a work in progress but am determined to live an even healthier lifestyle.I was Jazzercising and doing aerobic home videos before sporadically.Now I am walking/jogging on the treadmill for 60 min. two times a week and still jazzercising once a week( I will start adding yoga into the mix again). I have been eating low carb and now I have started juicing (carrots,apple,kale) again.I also eat more fish which I love!!!!!! Every week hasn't been perfect but I do have different views about health now.I was always dieting/exercising to get skinnier and now I am doing the same but more for my health.A slight shift in perspective.


Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your dad :( Hopefully his recovery is going well. Both of my grandfathers had bad hearts. My mom's father died at about 40 of a heart attack, and my grandfather, who is in his late 70s and still living, has had several open heart surgeries. I know how hard it is to think of the fragility of such a vital organ.

Your father must be a tough man though! It's excellent to work towards health instead of appearance. My mother has recently lost 50 lbs! I hope your workout and diet regime treats you well.

goddessof4 said...

Thank you Jennifer!!!! My dad is getting better everyday!!!! My workouts are a work in progress,lol!!!! That's great about your mom losing 50 lbs!!!! What an accomplishment!!!!!! Blessings,Sara