Day 114 - I'm a little black rain cloud, of course. - Pooh
Friday, June 10, 2011
Pooh rolled in mud to be a rain cloud. Clever disguise, indeed, silly old bear. I just rolled in some self-pity and whining. No goodie. Not a clever disguise at all!
I am restricted on activity until at least Monday coming up. My blood pressure is suddenly running consistently high with no good explanation. Until they can get it down, I'm not allowed to "overly exert" myself. I am back to going to the gym but not allowed to strength train nor get my heart rate very elevated. That leaves me super frustrated, unable to go to my Zumba classes, and feeling lazy. Now, mind you, at the moment getting my heart rate barely into fat burn on the machines is exhausting. Walking at 1.8 miles per hour, or on the elliptical in slow motion with no resistance FEELS the same as two weeks ago when I was on resistance 7 and pumping away with my heart rate at 150. It sucks. The calorie counter meanders up slowly, but at least I'm moving and burning calories. It is just such a setback in progress. My trainer came to me yesterday while I was walking (in slow mo!) on the treadmill and said, "What ARE you doing?" It was so funny, he was astonished that I was taking a leisurely walk.
I am on antibiotics still, and now the dreaded blood pressure meds. I don't want to be on them!
Despite the crappola week with the lack of exercise, I still lost two pounds this week. Yay! Steady rolling toward the goals, if slow most of the time. They do say that is the healthy way to go. I'll take two, thank you.
I'm working actively on getting out of this funk and back on track. Not that I was really off, but I haven't tracked my food this past week and just been feeling down and out. Time to turn that frown upside down. My friend starts a new job next week and was going to get her nails done yesterday, so she drug me with her reluctantly. I haven't done girlie stuff like that in forever. It felt good, and my new oh-so-sassy tiger print tips are making me smile. Funny how something like that can make you feel good.
Going to catch up today/tonight on what has been happening around here with all my sparkalicious friendlies. I'm sorry for being a bad friend this week!