Walgreens Way to Well Tour helped me check my numbers

This past weekend, I was at Fitbloggin in Savannah! There were lots of things for us to try while there. The biggest take away from the weekend was getting my numbers checked at the Walgreens Way to Well truck.

I got my numbers checked this morning on the #waytowelltour by @walgreens. Everyone needs to get their numbers checked. Cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure among other things. #fitbloggin #health #responsible

Everyone needs to get their numbers checked. I spoke about how Willie and I didn’t do thing right when we started our weight loss journey so don’t let that happen to you. YES, it’s scary getting checked. It may be a little daunting to actually get the test but getting the results is the REAL scary part.

The truth is though you need to know your numbers. It’s better to know than to not know. If you know, you can fix the problem. If you don’t know, then you’re possibly ignoring a problem that you may or may not have. You don’t know unless you ask. Sometimes the answer isn’t always what we want it to be, but that’s just a part of life. KNOWING MEANS THERE IS CHANCE FOR YOU TO MAKE A CHANGE.

No one wants to hear they have diabetes or high blood pressure, but when you know you can take care of your body. That is the most important thing. Take care of your body now because you only get one life!

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The test took 15 minutes and then it was done. It was easy. I’m not saying you need to go to Walgreens to get these tests, but we all know there is a Walgreens on every corner. It’s convenient! Follow the link to find out all the health services Walgreens provides. I got my numbers checked and everything was below normal which makes me happy. Everything, except my BMI! That doesn’t make me happy. But I had a consultation with the pharmacists and she told me not to worry about it because my skeletal muscle was way above average!

This is the part of the conference that really hit home for me. As an African American this is an issue that is close to my heart because this is something the community tends to over look. I want people to become aware and take charge of their lives and move into the healthiest best you! Diabetes is a very serious problem in the community and most people don’t get checked out.

But this just isn’t an black problem, it’s an everyone problem.  Choose to live your life in the know and don’t hide because you’re afraid to check your numbers.  It will only help you!  I promise!  Don’t make the mistakes I made by not knowing.  I was luckily OK but I was lucky.  Don’t gamble with your life.

FYI: I was under no obligation to blog about this program.  These opinions are all my own.  This is just an issue that is close to my heart.

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I also attended the Walgreens panel on making your fitness device work in your life. Walgreens has a great program. You can link your fitness device to your Walgreens Balance Rewards account and get points. Those points = money to buy stuff in the store. It’s a win win! It’s like you’re being paid to walk around.

I was actually trying to win a FitBit the entire conference but I didn’t. It seems like everyone I knew won one though.

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So I had to buy my own. That was my first stop from the airport on the way home. I’m obsessed with this thing now. Today was my first official full day using it and I really wanted to hit my goal…and I did. I loved it. It’s just a good way to keep myself moving and drinking water. I also wanted the FitBit to know about my sleeping habits.

Have you had your numbers checked? Why or why not? Will you get your numbers checked soon?

My Workout Watches

My Workout Watches

If you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with watches so it’s only natural that it translates into my workouts too. I do pick out my watches before I get dressed in the morning, but for my workout it, it’s a little different.  I’m a huge numbers gal.  I want to know what’s going every minute of my workout.  If I don’t have it I feel lost.  I wish I was more zen, but I’m not. When I’m not running I use the Polar FT40!  This is probably the best heart rate monitor I’ve had.  I used many but this one satisfied… View Post