Life is Messy
Last week: health scare. Not quite over, follow-up with cardiologist in June and then maybe I can get back to normal exercise routine. Actually, any exercise routine would be great.
This week: family issues.
To paraphrase The Princess... Read more
Well, my heart seems to be in good shape. At least now we know there are no blockages... Long story short, spent 2 days in the hospital checking out my heart due to chest pains. And everything checks out clear! Also my cholesterol is "golden" (... Read more
My campaign to lower my blood sugar is succeeding! 6 out of the last 7 days my fasting blood sugar has been below 150. Normal range is 80 - 120, so while I am not within normal range yet, it's 10 - 20 points lower than it has been in the last 2 ... Read more
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." John F. Kennedy
Quite a quote just for leg day, eh? But it speaks to me about challenging myself by doing what needs to be done. And today, what needs to be done is leg day.
I did all the exercises on my list today, so that's an improvement over last week'... Read more
The walrus swims on!
Yes, swimming is still on the menu, kids! 22 laps today, which is 4 more than last time. Still fighting the negativity in my head. Dory is my spirit animal... ... Read more
Finding alternatives to walking just now, because of my toenail infection. Still plugging away at it.... Read more
"Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." — Sa
I overslept this morning, so no swim yet. I hope to do so after work, but I am never very energetic after work. I am ... dubious.
And my stupid in-grown toenail - 1 of 2 that I possess - has become infected. What?!? That has never happened ... Read more
Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
Today was leg day, my first in about 2 months. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be, but leg day never seems easy. And it's totally necessary for strength and balance.
I also got in 40 minutes of cardio! 5 on the stationa... Read more
No workout this morning. Remembering my modest goals for the week, I've worked out 2 mornings in a row so today is recovery day.
Quoting one of my favorite sources of inspiration and direction, xxfitness - that's women's fitness - on Reddi... Read more
The walrus returns
Swam again today, this time for 40 minutes. Happy Happy!
But WAIT! There's MORE! Yesterday I blew past my goal for steps taken, by better than 1,000! Nice Nice!
Today I'm not sure I can realistically expect to surpass my steps goal aga... Read more
Another way of tracking starting today
I received my Spark meter over the weekend and today I am wearing it. Today is baseline day!
My goals for this week are still quite modest:
goal 1) exercise at least 3 days this week (1 more day than last week)
goal 2) perform at leas... Read more
I AM the walrus!
Koo Koo Kah Choo!
I swam today for the 1st time in a couple of months, at my new gym. 30 minutes! TaDa! I had a lane all to myself and the pool temp, while not ideal, didn't make me think I was going to stroke out after 5 minutes.
All ... Read more
Doing the neutron dance!
Maybe a bit excessive but the scale finally dropped appreciably!! 2 lbs! 2 whole pounds! Whoo hoo!
I know, I know, way too excited for such a drop. But after not budging for a couple of weeks, I'll gladly take it!
BUT WAIT! There's MOR... Read more
Early to bed...
...early to rise means I don't kill Mr. Floppy-Dead-Fish Man for waking me up several times during the night.
That being said, I achieved my goal of getting to bed earlier last night. Yay! Go me!
BUT WAIT, there's MORE! I got up early,... Read more
Downward progress continues...
The scale once again registered a slight drop.
Holy mackerel, could this be a trend??
Next up: getting to bed earlier.... Read more
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