Friday, June 06, 2014
That right, it's National D-oughnut Day! I will be abstaining this year..lol.
Anyways, the day is going quite nicely. I hit the gym @ 5:08 a.m., and did a 90 minute walk/run , and traveled 5.96 miles. Then I tried out a few triceps, and rear deltoid exercises with low weight to see how they felt, so I can vary my workout tomorrow. Today was a cardio day, and I am going to start doing abs on these days ( every other day ). So I did 1 set of 50 crunches with 50 lbs. on the machine, and then after I got the abs warmed up with that, I went up to 60, and did 2 sets of 25 crunches. That felt like it was working them pretty good, and I plan to build up from there. For lower abs, I did some knee lifts to my chest, and just did 2 sets of 10. They burn a lot worse than crunches, and the movement is awkward still, with holding yourself up by the forearms, and at the same time bringing knees to chest.
I got home and cooked all the meals of the day, and finished the last hundred pages of a book.. JUPITER, by Ben Bova. I fell asleep last night reading it.
I plan on sparking for a while, then tonight I have to go volunteer some. I find myself being less able to sit still and watch TV now. I went to volunteer for a local county commissioner, writing addresses on postcards, to help out, and talk politics with a friend I met when he was a youth volunteer coordinator. He is now 21, but is very driven, and has worked for a state senator, and I hope that one day, he runs for office, when he graduates from Michigan State. He helped recruit dozens of volunteers from 5 local high schools, when most students were hanging out at the mall. Then last night, I took a 45 minute LEISURELY bike ride. Not for exercise, just to burn off some energy. It has been beautiful the past few days.
I see my regular doctor on Monday, and I think he will be pleased. I am lighter than ever, and hoping my BP is low enough that he cuts my dose, or something positive happens. After that I have to go back on the 19th to my cardiologist for a 6 month check-up, which I dragged out to 7.5 months. I have to show up early to get my ICD read, and check my PT/INR, to make sure my blood is thin enough. Fun, fun,fun. At least my cardiologist keeps visits to 5 minutes, and the lady who does the other two is very friendly. The only thing I hate when I see her, is that every other visit, they speed up my heart to test it's upper limits, and so I am sitting there while my HR is 160, and I am sweating. It sucks. Only 90 seconds though.
Other than that, I plan on taking a long walk later, but just to feed the birds down at the river, and sit there and watch them. I am using up the last of my brother's bread to feed them, but he is doing low carb again, so he doesn't need it..lol.
Hope everyone is having as good a day as I am. Stay away from the doughnuts!!!