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Monday, November 14, 2011

fitness blossom

Exercising felt good today. There were surprises.

Frustrated by my inability to locate my cell phone mp3 player, I stepped onto the treadmill. 2.5 for 2 minutes warm up. 8 minutes at 3.0 and then surprise! 1 minute run (jog) at 4.0. gasp, gasp, gasp, gasp, gasp, gasp. I caught my breathe again at 3.0. 8 minutes, then run, run, run, run, run. gasp, gasp, gasp, gasp. This time, I caught my breathe sooner; perhaps I found the trick-- deep breaths in, quick release out. 1 minute 3.0, 30 seconds 2.5, 1 minute 2.0, 30 seconds 1.5, off. I threw my foot on the wall and began to stretch. Then, my final surprise: 30 crunches instead of 25 and a decision to continue with an increase of 5 per week until I reach 50. Then, add angles.

I feel good.

also, I ordered a new keyboard for my laptop. Maybe my "a" problem will be over soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

adrenal fix 1, 2, 3...

My instructions on how to "fix" my adrenals and not be so drained?
(1) Exercise more
(2) Sleep more
(3) Eat less carbs
(4) Take more pills

My realization, once I stopped exercising and quite the allergy elimination diet, was that taking the pills was not enough. Well, pills & sleep. I love to sleep.

This week, stomach virus put me on my ass for days. as I recovered from that, I returned to exercising. Slowly. and I reached my 3 days/wk goal. The first day, I felt like shyt so I talked myself into 10 minutes, then a 2 minute cool down. Then I decided I'm okay with resuming there. 12 minutes, 2.5 wlk. Today, I bumped it to 3.0 'cause 2.5 is for sissies (so is 3, btw). Today, I feel proud. It wasn't much. It was like a place-holder and I kept going back.

The plan? This coming week 3.0 for 22 minutes. Then, 30 minutes.

I didn't have a plan when I got on the treadmill but I did have my inspiration poster staring me in the face.

I've been gravitating towards the Marathon shots.

One is from Minnie, an inspiration I found a while back while searching for blogs from other ppl with fibromyalgia. She is in fabulous shape. amazing. She disappeared from her blog just after I found her; now she's back... and starting over fitness-wise. That inspires me too. She was able to do so much. I'm always amazed by how quickly runners lose their endurance. anyhow, Minnie is basically doing couch potato to runner kind of plan. She's at 4 minutes of walking, 1 minute of running. We're starting over together.

This is the other marathon photo I have.

I like the look of her strength. I think, in part, I like these shots because they represent hard work and training, goal met. achievement.

Good Riddance

Thanks, Pandora