increased speed by .1 mph and duration by 1 minute over yesterday’s session. i think i’ll have to stay here for another day or two before i push it more.
weight: 116.8 lbs
body fat: 24%
last night i really wanted to eat. sitting up watching tv until midnight gave me a lot of time to crave things. i managed to go with water instead, and a spoonful of peanut butter. consequently, today i feel fine. we’ll see how i do after i’ve eaten, but for right now i’m ok. none of the bloating, swelling, or stomach cramps i have a lot of mornings. sadly, even though i know this, and have known this for years (that i shouldn’t eat late at night because it makes me sick in the morning), i know myself and i’m going to continue to struggle with this.
today i start week 3 of 8 with piyo. we’re kicking things off with upper body which doesn’t seem so bad after the last two days. i’m still cheating a bit on a lot of the plank maneuvers, because it hurts my abdominal wall, but i’m getting pretty comfortable with the rest of the moves. despite how sore my legs were yesterday, i feel pretty ok today so far. here’s hoping it stays that way.
back in early november i took a trip to texas for a bit of both personal and business travel. you know, i’ve done a lot of traveling over the years, but this is the first time i had a violent physical reaction to a place. my entire body hated texas. my face broke out like i was going through puberty, my sinuses stuffed up, my eyes burned, i developed a rash on my chest, my digestive system went on strike, my feet swelled up, and i think i even started bleeding out my ear at one point.
fast forward a month and a half to now, and i’m not sure i was bleeding out my ear, but rather developing an ear infection that just won’t seem to go away. it’s finally at a point where i figure i ought to see someone about it. i value my hearing and my ability to remain upright, so today i’m going to see a doctor. here’s hoping for some good news…
today was the dreaded Core workout again. i made it through this time, though i did lax off on some of the workouts. this one is going to take some time for me to work up to, what with my compromised core and all. i don’t really want to have another hernia surgery. one was quite enough for me.
even though it was 32 minutes long, i didn’t feel awful, and will probably go do a bit of cardio just to feel like i accomplished something today.
even though i’m not seeing any improvement externally, today i felt significantly less intimidated by this workout. that’s got to count for something, right? there was less swearing, and i made it all the way through without bursting into tears. it still feels challenging, certainly, but not terrifying. baby steps…
i’ve been having some issues with my left ear for a month and a half or so and i think i have had an ear infection that just won’t go away. today i finally broke down and called my newly assigned pcp, only to find that the number given was for a nursing home. O_o odd… looked all over online and couldn’t find any contact info for her directly, so i called the insurance company. they gave me phone numbers for 3 more doctors that i could call. the first one only does house calls, specializing in geriatric patients, and only for people that are homebound, which i certainly am not (anymore). ok… so i looked up the second doctor online and the number they gave me was also for the geriatric specialist office! what the hell you guys! finally the third one was a general practitioner and they had a location near me that could see me tomorrow morning.
it’s all just odd. i wonder what made them think i’m a senior citizen? and why, after i told the guy on the phone at the insurance company that the original number went to a nursing home and i’m only 34 so i don’t need a doctor at a nursing home did he then proceed to send me to two more doctors that specialize in seniors? no matter how old i may feel when i get out of bed some mornings, i’m not THAT old yet…
weight: 119.4 lbs
body fat: 25%
i keep gaining and losing the same pound over and over. this time my body fat went up, which is disheartening.