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Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts

Thursday, February 4

Push through the pain

5:33am

I’ve woken up several times the last few nights in pain from my exercising in the pool lately. I changed up my water exercises this week and my muscles are really feeling it. I woke up hours ago and was thinking I’d cancel my pool time today and rest but just now ultimately decided I’ll go ahead and go and stretch out my legs to ease the pain. I have to tell myself no pain no gain. 




I fell asleep early last night because I was so exhausted. Mikes mother is having bad sciatica pain. She’s 82 and lives alone and won’t listen to advice. We were going to go over there last night but she didn’t want company. I think she shouldn’t be living alone. I’ve said it many times but she’s not my mother so it is what it is. 





We’re supposed to get more sleet and snow this afternoon and a sharp drop in temperature. The snow isn’t bad it’s the dangerous ice. I just want winter to be over and for spring to get here. After the pool I’ll have to take Bitzi out as much as I can and run to the store before the bad weather starts.




Thursday, August 27

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

It’s Thursday 11:39am. I went to our indoor pool this morning and did a very rigorous workout with my foam dumbbells. I feel tired and my muscles are telling me I worked them a lot but I feel really good. There’s something about the water that heals me. At the end of every water workout or swimming session I float on my back and look at the ceiling and thank God for my life and another day on earth. Seriously, I am grateful and blessed. 


This afternoon I’m going to another Sun City resident’s house to look at a used (like new) adult trike with a basket. I still don’t have too good balance to feel safe riding a regular bike. Well I haven’t for a couple years. I think I tried my old bike once or twice after the stem cell transplant and fell off at least once. I’ve just had too much brain shit to ride a regular two-wheel bike and feel safe and confident. I may look like a total eccentric old lady on this read trike but I’m okay with it. It may not be big enough though since it’s only a 24” frame. I’m a big girl. So we’ll see.

4:20 Well I got the bike. It seemed to be in pretty good shape and he gave me 1/3 off his asking price and he helped me load it in my car. I unloaded it when I got home. I had to work pretty hard to pry off three nuts to loosen and raise the seat. I test rode it a couple miles. I hadn’t ridden a bik in years! I’m amazed I could ride a bike! 


Thursday, April 23

Thursday

9:10 am 

It’s a misty hazy day. I went for a brisk walk early this morning in the damp air. It felt good to be out there alone. There are great walking paths here. I’m feeling good. I started my keto / intermittent fasting yesterday. Already I’m feeling better and my gut feels way better. I haven’t eaten anything since 6pm yesterday. I’m a little hungry and a bit lightheaded but nothing major. I am having black coffee ( normally I would add milk to it.) My goal is to fast 20 hours and eat one meal / snacks over four hours. Since I’m not going out for work or appointments this is the ideal time to do it.

My ex was supposed to have a CT scan yesterday but my daughter hasn’t gotten any news of results. I would think a biopsy would be in order to accurately diagnose the suspected lymphoma but I believe he’s going to some doctor in Havana which I’m guessing won’t exactly be top notch. Not my monkeys, not my circus..... but, still.

It’s very hazy outside as I look out the front window facing East. A lot of daffodils are up and tulips are just starting to bloom. 

Mike was just out here ( came out of the office hole) obsessing and semi ranting about money and said I’m going to learn about spending once my ( lower than my current salary) retirement checks kick in. I just looked at him like he’s an anteater and didn’t say anything. Uh, hello...I’m the one paying the house and car off, let’s not fucking forget that. I fully intend to get another job when this pandemic clusterfuck is over. He’s the one with the 35% salary cut who hasn’t bothered considering finding another job. I told him to shut up and walk away or I’d kick him in the balls. He laughed and went back to his office. Of all the fucking nerve. Kiss my ass. I’ve got skills and smarts and I’ll do just fine. 









Mike is in his office on a phone meeting with his high school sports editor on speaker phone. They’re both very loud and I can hear everything although I’m two rooms and a hall away. They’re talking about Trubisky. We’re going to order fish fry take out meals for dinner from Sammy’s Bar & Grill here in town. I’ll have the broiled cod, a salad and cole slaw to avoid carbs but I’m still looking forward to it. Mike should be doing keto too. He’s diabetic for heavens sake and starting to have problems ( pain and numbness) with his feet. No amount of nudging, reminding or nagging from me makes any difference. Every day I ask him to go walk with me and he will not so I just go alone. You can drag a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

I’ve been getting some occasional phishing scam emails in my comcast account the last month which I’ve just deleted and ignored. Yesterday and today I got two scary ones with some personal information and threats. Serious shit. WTF? I took the time and changed all my passwords. This is bullshit.

11:48am

I’m doing laundry-2loads of colors, 2 loads of whites. I made some hard-boiled eggs, answered a couple school emails, took the recycling out, took my nail polish off. I just found out that Sammy’s only has their fish special on Friday’s ( Catholic crap) so will have to move that to tomorrow’s agenda🤗. It appears the sun is trying to come out now. I’m going to go practice for a while before the afternoon Zooms. 

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