Monday, March 29, 2010

Beautiful Life

okay so I haven't hit the gym in a week. Had intentions of going tonight but didn't quite make it. Was tired. Jet lagged. I did get plenty of other exercise over the weekend though. Ahem.
I ran today on my lunch break.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I'm going, I'm going. I did NOT have a great week last week, Sunday being the only time I went and I walked. Work was crazy, I had to cover for one of my leads so I didn't even have a lunch break all week and I had mom here at home, so I didn't want to be going to the gym. So, I am going today, starting over and trying this damn thing again! Still have those stupid five pounds to lose.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Did 2.5 after work. Sandy why don't you just stick with the elliptical for a few weeks?

Monday, March 22, 2010


today and yesterday also. My hip still hurts. I've decided its related to my hormonal imbalance because one of the symptoms is that wounds take a long time to heal. This damn thing just won't get better. So if its a strained muscle that makes sense.
I did 4 on Saturday and it went really well. Did 3 today after work and my legs are aching. Still feels great though.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I finally got clearance from the doctor to exercise. I did 2 after work today and will do 2 or so tomorrow morning. It felt so good. I really hope I stay well.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

on a roll

Well I have to say I'm feeling terrible. My legs feel like they weight 1000 pounds each. Snowboarding last week was awesome, but really exhausting. I did go Sat and Sun, 3.5 miles each day but walked a lot. My heart rate was really getting up quickly and it just wore me out. I went again today at lunch and did the elliptical. My hip still hurts. I'm fucking old. Now, I have to go collect my pee.

Last week

I did my three last week, but only ran once. I ran last Sunday, did the bike on Tuesday and then walked three miles on Saturday. Then yesterday I did the bike for an hour, which was good. I don't know..... I am doing fine with the exercise but I'm not doing any kind of training per se. I'm just not feeling it I suppose.

Food-wise, I did really well all week, managed to break out of my 205, but then went out to eat this weekend and didn't do as well. So, I'll try again this week. You wouldn't think five pounds would be such a big deal, but I sure am having a hard time with it! Although small victory this week, I went to the grocery store after the gym yesterday and managed to NOT buy out half the bakery section. In fact, I didn't purchase anything that I didn't want lying around all week, so we pretty much only have healthy stuff in the house. Always good.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I did 2 today and it felt really good. Very slow 15-minute miles, breathing was good, muscles feel great! Now if I could just get my hearing back...
I did the bike yesterday at work. Half hour. But will run today for half hour. I like working out during my lunch break, it has been working pretty well for me. The only thing I don't like about it is that I have to limit it to half an hour, otherwise it is too stressful trying to make sure I am cooled down, dressed and presentable within my lunch hour. But it sure is a nice stress reliever during the day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I went

It was kind of a disastrous run... Shira and I decided to go after school. We got changed and went outside and it was very cold, windy and raining. We decided to go anyway, because it wasn't raining very hard. There is a 1/4 mile track at my school, so we started doing laps. 3 laps in Shira's nose starts bleeding?! She insists there is nothing wrong so we walk until her nose stops bleeding and run again. We did 4 laps plus the the distance to the track and back. We both thought we were pretty hard core for going out in the first place!! My muscles feel real good but I can feel how much ground I lost.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Went a little....

I did 1.6 miles yesterday and it was good. I could really feel the stiffness in my bones and muscles! I was doing 13:45 miles which is probably why I got tired so fast. This morning I was planning on going, and feeling a bit sore and second-guessing myself. Then I realized I hadn't done my lesson plans, so the decision was made. I have plans to go tomorrow after school, on the track, with my friends Shira and Stacy. It's probably good to ease back into it, so I'm not feeling any guilt about not going today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I finally went

45 minutes, four walking/four running. I'm going to be sore tomorrow. That's what I get for not going for a week.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

bitter and angry

about going to the gym today because I would much rather have been on the couch, but I did go and did 40 minutes on the elliptical.

Friday, March 5, 2010

its not a tumor

ok kidding but I might have cancer, that's all I'm sayin. Ok kidding. But, my cortisol levels are twice the level of the highest "normal" range. I don't know how big a deal that is, but my doctor suddenly has ordered multiple tests and an MRI on my adrenal glands. I did some research and it appears she's concerned about Cushing's Syndrome, which is an overactive adrenal gland, which is often caused by a tumor on the gland, which is sometimes cancerous. The primary symptom of Cushing's Syndrome is sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Which is exactly me. My kids have actually been noticing my belly lately and Jake asked me the other night if I'm going to have more kids (after he suspiciously eyed my gut). So, honestly I hope this is it so at least I have some reasonable explanation and a reason to think I'll be better. But in any case, I have a really good excuse for my failure to exercise and my weight gain. haha.