Beth, you are right about abs being made in the kitchen. I go to my doctor on a regular basis for blood work (ever since he put me on Adderall). I was ask him about another medicine but I'm not sure if that'll help since it was still getting elevated while off of it for a month. I'm hoping that light cardio (long walks, no running) will build me heart up, after all it is a muscle. I just think the problem may be bigger, so I was trying to work around it. This may be an issue that I've had my entire life and never noticed until now, now that I have a HR monitor.
Thanks Beth, I'll keep you posted.