15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 17,470

A bit better, but not as well as I thought

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today I woke up and felt better. I knew I wasn't better, but I can tell I have taken a turn. I have passed the worst of it. Tuesday and Wednesday were the worst of it. Bad. When I made it through the day and still felt ok, I though maybe I could get a jog in... Yeah, right. Dumb idea. My cough might have improved, but the effects of that vicious cough are still there. I hadn't realized that the cough had done so much damage in just a week. Today was the first time in a week that my throat wasn't hurting. I am just having sporadic coughing fits, not nonstop coughing. So silly me, I headed out for an afternoon jog. The first time in a week. I made it 3/4ths of a mile before the coughing attack started. I am sure the neighbors down the road thought I was dying. Eyes watering, uncontrollable coughing to the point of almost vomiting. I tried to push through it but there wasn't a chance. I turned back and got my throat to calm down. I thought I'd try to jog back the rest of the way...no luck. My left side stitched up and my lung just wasn't going to relax until I slowed back to a walk. It took half a mile for it to relax and release. Apparently I am not as well as I thought. I know coughing as I have been rattles the whole body and strains it. I can fell the soreness in my chest and body. But I was really hoping. Maybe I will try again on Saturday or Sunday.

So since that didn't work out, I hoped on my stationary bike that I just got yesterday and rode it for 15 minutes. I gotta say I love it! I can watch tv while I workout. I can read. I can just sit and listen to music while my legs are working away. It gets my heart rate up and I only have it on resistance 2. There are 8 levels. I got it set up yesterday and did 26 minutes on it with my heart rate monitor on. My hrm says I burned a lot less calories than the bike says, so I am going to try to wear that so I can get a more accurate read. I do love it though. I have had other home exercise equipment before and it hasn't been helpful. I didn't do it consistently enough. I didn't want to do it. It felt too hard and like a chore. The bike is fun. I really feel positively about it. When I can't run, I can get on it now. It is really quiet too so if I can convince myself to get up early, I can do it in the morning without waking anyone up. My goal is to do 20 minutes of exercise a day. Now that I have my bike, I have no excuse!

I've made a vow: to never use it as a clothes hanger or junk station!

Calories have been ok. Satisfactory for me. They re higher than SP says, but not by much. I am happy with it and that is what matters. I've got about a week before I weigh so we will see if it is enough to make a difference or if I need to buckle it down more.

Best things about today...tomorrow is Friday!!!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I'm glad you are feeling better. Take care and don't overdo it
    1884 days ago
    You go, girl!
    1884 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by KLWALDON