I got results from my third test via Arivale. This one measures stress by looking at cortisol levels from one day—in this case it was a Sunday. A healthy graph would start high in morning and then decrease throughout the day. Mine started at a good level, but got progressively worse.
The biggest spike was in the evening when I worked for about 5 hours. My nutritionist explained that the imbalance can lead to food cravings. This explains everything why I get all snacky when I work. It also provides the motivation for me to make it big and get a personal trainer and chef. That’s all…problem solved.
I’ve made a couple of decisions. One is to try tai chi. My friend Ellen and I are going to take a beginning course starting mid-December. The second is to try the Headspace app—a couple of times during the day. Have any of you used it?
I need new outlets to add to my very limited bag of tricks. Let’s see how it goes! Also, I’m really excited about my trip to San Diego—going to exercise every day!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!!
Julie in Seattle