I Had A Heart Attack Christmas Day-Thanks To #Sears For Helping Me Get Healthier

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Christmas day started out just like any other Christmas morning. Everyone was happy, laughing, opening gifts and all around excited. It was beautiful seeing all the joy in the house. But somewhere is the mist of all the glorious chaos, I started having pain in my breastbone. Since I’d just had spinal cervical surgery in July, I just assumed it was my plate and screws causing the issue. I went on with my day, and so did the pain. I didn’t let it stop me from enjoying the holiday and time with my family. 

Sometimes, as humans this is what we do. We make excuses for our aches and pains. We even us Google as our doctor and determine that we’re dying from the search results, or that it’s nothing and we go on about our business.

In reality, this could cost any one of us our lives. I’m young. And I consider myself pretty healthy. Heart disease doesn’t run in my family. So the last thing on my mind was that I was having a heart attack. 

As Christmas night came to an end, my pain had become somewhat worse and I was ready for bed. I now realize just how lucky I was. I could have died in my sleep that night. All because I “assumed” it was something else. When I woke the next day, the pain was about 80% worse. The next day, I was in the emergency room, hooked up too all kinds of machines and being told I was having a heart attack. 

Still, in my mind, I thought they were crazy. But, they said my EKG said I was having a heart attack. I guess you can’t argue with that. I’m lucky. Not everyone has a heart attack for 24-hours and lives to tell about it.

Well, as healthy as I “thought” I was, as “young” as I thought I was, I realized it’s time to start taking my health seriously. Especially my heart health. So, with the help of Sears, and their being  America’s #1 Fitness retailer, I’ve purchased a few pieces of exercise equipment. And with the help of my dedicated husband, I plan to get my health and HEART in better shape.

Every year, the biggest resolution is, “I’m going to lose weight” Or “I’m going to get healthy this year” That last for about two weeks and then it’s back to the same old routine. We make goals and resolutions we wish to accomplish for the following year. I have been saying for the last few New Years, that I would be taking better care of my health. Every Year comes and goes, and I’ve taken no time to accomplish this resolution. However, 2016 is going to be different. Sears is going to help make sure this year is different. Sears is reaching out to everyone, to make sure you carry out your New Years resolution. Thanks to Sears and their amazing line of fitness equipment, I think I can do it this year. It’s pretty easy to get motivated when you have a heart attack. And “You think it can’t happen to you” Well, it can! 

 

I want to share you some of the equipment that I’ve already ordered or considered ordering from Sears to help get my heart health in great shape this year. Anything that you need for your New Years resolution can be found at Sears. Choose from a wide variety of name brand fitness equipment that makes Sears America’s #1 Fitness retailer. I will wake up much more motivated when I see a Nordic Track Treadmill starring me in the face. After I get a cup of coffee before taking at least 30 minutes out of my day to do some cardio. Sears has other fitness equipment like ellipticals, bikes, and weights for all your fitness needs. You may be at ease with your health, and are more interested in doing a bit of body shaping instead. Sears is still right up your alley. And at reasonable prices and a  trusted brand named products to personalize your own home gym. 

Great Sears Choices!

  • Fitness equipment
  • Small kitchen appliances – like juicers and crockpots
  • Fitness apparel from Everlast and footwear
  • Connected solutions – fitness wearables, smart electronics to help save money
  • Mattresses

10945516_10152983750250631_2002910382950979627_nI like to take advantage of the new Sears App, you can really shop with ease. The Sears App truly makes shopping a breeze, by allowing me to shop fast, and simple. In a matter of minutes I can find exactly what I am looking for and have it purchased in seconds. Which brings me to the In-Vehicle Pickup, Return and Exchange that can be accessed through the Sears App. This is extremely helpful for individuals, or groups that may not be able to get in and out of their vehicle easily, or just those of us with busy lives. The Sears App can save a lot of frustration when you are pressed for time. So take advantage and use the Sears App when purchasing your New Years resolution items or any item from Sears for that matter. All while utilizing the Shop Your Way Points to the fullest!

Sears and myself would like to see you achieve your New Years resolution. Sears is offering one lucky Mom Blog Society Reader a chance to win a$100 Sears gift card. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Thanks to Sears for promoting the giveaway making it possible to help you get $100 closer to support your New Years resolution.  So I hope between my heart attack and the dedication of Sears we can help you with your own New Years resolution!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Robin P
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Robin P

How scary. Glad you’re okay. I lost 50 pounds last year. I still have more to go, but I’m keeping at it.

LIZV
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LIZV

WOW THATS AN EYE OPENER. I LOVE SHOPPING AT SEARS

Stacy M
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Stacy M

I can’t imagine something like that happening now I know for sure I need to do better this year!

Laura mueller
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Laura mueller

I’m so glad you’re ok! I love the equipment at Sears to help people get healthier.

Kim Buckley
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Kim Buckley

Great prize, we should all strive as we get older, to get healthier.

Jennifer Boehme
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Jennifer Boehme

I am glad you went to the ER when you did! Hang in there and take things easier. I can’t walk because of my back but use the stationary bike, works wonders.

Krystle rogers
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Krystle rogers

Oh no I’m glad your ok and doing all you can to get healthy

Karen K.
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Karen K.

That’s so scary! I’m so glad that you’re alright. I sometimes wonder if I have heart issues too. I have heartburn but in really weird ways, so it makes me think that I need to get checked out. Thanks for sharing your story!

Elizabeth Rodriguez
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Elizabeth Rodriguez

Oh my I’m so sorry you had to experience that! I am so glad you’re doing much better, and that your new equipment helps you achieve your goals. I know I need to start doing the same thing!

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