Thursday, July 15, 2010
I shared this with the gang at the 28-Day Bootcamp challenge, but thought I'd blog it here too for posterity, so to speak. LOL
I did Day 2 today, and it was going great. For the most part I was managing everything on the video, and then it got to the stretches at the end. So I am standing there, legs wide apart and I start to bend forward into the stretch... and come face to face with my dog who has snuck round behind me and poked her head between my legs to get my attention!
As this is happening I am being told to breathe out and sink deeper into the stretch... only I can't because if I do I will get a face full of dog, and she is VERY licky! LOL
My old girl has a wicked sense of humour!
Just thought I'd share.
"Who, me? As if..."
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Did my 10 minute scheduled walk this morning.
The Active Health stats:
Pace - 20 min mile
Calories burned - 49
Steps - 1222
A slight improvement on yesterday. I have about a week or ten days more of just ten-minute walks, then he slips the occasional 15-min one in. I love that this is such a gradual build-up. I am also really glad I have started from the four-week warm up rather than jumping straight into the 52-weeks. It is giving me a chance to try out different directions, and different times of the morning to see what feels best for me.
Did Day 2 of the 28 day Bootcamp. I managed far better with the moves than I expected. I haven't seen any of the videos prior to working through them, so this first week is a daily surprise to me. :-)
I plan to make up my steps to at least 3000 (4400 if I can manage it) by dance jogging on my mini trampoline to any suitable songs that play on my favourites playlist. It is pretty windy and showery today, and a lot colder than I expected so I think a home-day is in order.
Chest still sore today, could really feel it while exercising, but I am coping. I am lucky in that I don't suffer as badly with it as some with Tietze's do. These flare-ups usually diminish after a few days, and my doc tells me that exercise is good for me in spite of it. I just have to be careful not to make moves that pull on the cartilage too much. This is why I walk a lot and only use light weights at the moment.
I weighed myself when I went to bed last night - 13 stone 9 1/4 lbs. That is 3 and a 1/2 pounds up on the morning. That settles it. I am weighing in first thing from here on in. This morning the scale said 13 stone 6 1/4 lbs. It will mean that unless I go crazy this week, my weigh in on Sunday will look damn impressive! Don't fire me Slowest Losers!
Five points on the Sparkwheel today.
Right, I am terribly behind with my sparking, so I am going to try and get caught up a bit today.
Take care all. Have a great day in Sparkland!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Before I go any further, I have a condition known as Costochondritis aka Tietze's Syndrome, which put simply means that the cartilage that holds my ribs to my sternum is inflamed. I have lumps on three of my right ribs, and when this area becomes painful, it can feel like I am having a heart attack (like someone has tied a belt round me and pulled it as tight as they can) even though it has nothing to do with my heart. The pain is simply very similar and it also affects other areas as it radiates out. Because of the swelling my lungs can't fully inflate, and this causes breathlessness just to add to the fun.
It has been a rough twenty four hours. Chest pain and palpitations made it difficult to get to sleep last night, then my legs hurting this morning, and by the time I got back from Waitrose the right one was really painful and I was puffing like a steam train on acid! It all gradually eased off, but my chest is still bad and I can feel already that it will be a problem when I lie down again tonight. (goes to take painkillers)
Hope it doesn't feel so bad tomorrow. Don't need a spanner in the works with my exercises.
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