Nutrition and fitness are very important to me. I’m drawn to learning ways I can protect my heart—and sharing them—because heart disease runs in my family. As you know through my social media, this is my fourth year participating in a 60-mile bike ride for the American Heart Association’s Heart Ride of the Hamptons as a way to do something about the #1 killer of women.
I’m excited to participate, and even though I’ve done this before, some days are hard to power through. Since training has begun I’m focused on nutrition, exercise, and meditation. I’m fueling my body with great food and lots of water, soaking in muscle relaxing bath salts when I feel sore, and turning to music to keep me sane. Most importantly, I make sure to keep up my meditation practice to take care of my mind and my heart, and to manage stress.
American Heart Association’s 6th Annual Heart Ride takes place on May 16, 2015. I’ll let you know how it goes. My husband and 13-year-old daughter will be joining me this year, and I hope you will too!