Saturday, April 28, 2012
What a difference some sleep makes! I did go to the doctor yesterday since I really need to work this weekend. I can miss one shift. I took an extra shift last week. If I miss all weekend, that's a whole paycheck for me. It's also harder for them to fill in on the weekend shifts. That's why I called in sick for Friday a day early. My plan was to take Thursday and Friday to get myself well enough to go to work. At the doctor's office I got a shot of Rocephin to jump start the healing, and also got a prescription for another antibiotic. Last night I was starting to feel and act a little better, so I did not take sudafed at bedtime. Sudafed always keeps me awake. I hadn't slept in two nights. I also took some strong pain killers to help the sore throat, nose and sinuses. I finally slept. Today, the sore throat is much better, more like the soreness from having been irritated so long than anything else, not the worst sore throat of my life feeling. My sinuses are also clearing out some too. I will be able to handle my work shifts today and tomorrow.
I did ten minutes on the elliptical, a little faster than the last two days. I know some people are concerned about my workouts the last two days, but it really did feel good to get off the couch for those ten minutes each day. Here's how slow I went:
Normal workouts on the elliptical: 67-72 RPM, anywhere from 10-60 minutes
The last two days: 50 RPM for only 10 minutes each day, then back on the couch with more fluids.
Today: 60 RPM for only 10 minutes
So I really don't feel like I overdid it. I'll probably only get 10 minutes in tomorrow as well, again at a slower pace. I'll ease back into the "real" workouts as my sinuses continue to clear.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes. It makes me feel better just knowing I have such caring friends out there.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Still sick, so today I did 10 slow, sweaty minutes on the elliptical to keep my streak intact. Going to the doctor, hope I get good meds. I could really use some sleep. This has to be the worst sore throat I've ever had.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I guess I really don't know how hot it is outside. I'm in the air conditioned house and planned to workout here to be safe. I went down into my nice, cold basement and did three, 20 minutes Zumba routines. I absolutely love the intermediate routines, and hate the expert ones. I'm still occasionally doing an expert one to "earn" everything you can on the Zumba game. I would love to hear any input on the new "Zumba Rush" game. Is it better than the original? I have the Xbox Kinect. I may ask for it as a birthday or Mother's Day gift.
Last night we had another event, Iowa History Night for the Sixth graders. This is my third Iowa History night in four years. I guess since I have twins, I only have two more IHNs left. Mary was disappointed. They had her set up way on the end, and her laptop never got connected right to bring up her power point presentation. I'm sure she did just fine, but he teacher didn't have the grades finished yet. I had fun. Mary has a lot of very nice friends, and I'm friends with all their parents. I got to visit with some people I haven't seen since volleyball season. I also quizzed her friends on their projects. They always say, "Hi Mary's mom." They never call me by my name. I think that's funny.
Poor Mary now has two more projects to work on: balloon car and science fair. They make the sixth graders do more projects than any other grade. I'll have a year off from sixth grade again next year. I look forward to that, although I move up to having two high schoolers.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I really don't like sparking on the iPad, but I'm glad I have the option. Today for my workout I did the elliptical, weights, and stretching. I broke it down into three intervals:
Elliptical 10 min, one set of weights (tricep pulldown, front laterals, tricep curls, and glutes), one set of non-crunch abs (dumb-bell side bends, dumb-bell cross body punches, lying leg lifts)
After three sets of the above, I stretched for ten minutes. I really need to stretch more often, especially my calves. Maybe I'll add that to my bedtime routine.
Last night was the Middle school concert. Mary is in sixth grade band and choir. Patrick is in the 7-8th grade band and choir. Mary plays flute and Pat is a percussionist. Mary had her first piano solo, "Inspector Cool," and she nailed it! Patrick accompanied Mrs. H on piano for the choir song, "Rythm of Life". This isn't the Disney song. It's a really fast paced musical piece with lots of interesting vocals. I've never seen Pat play so fast. He was fantastic! Neither of them looked too nervous. I swear I felt all their nervousness for them. Afterward we went out to a local restaurant for ice cream. The featured flavor was chocolate fudge brownie and it was fabulous. When I go off my eating plan, I want it to be for really tasty food. I succeeded last night.
This blog is long enough. I'd better get back to my busy mom schedule.
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