So I heard the funniest thing the other day. “Mommy, they made me eat paper today…” What?!? No, it’s not the beginning of some addiction show or anything like that. My sister Beth and her family started going to church a few weeks ago. My little niece, who is 4, went with them and I guess they had communion and gave her a communion wafer. She wasn’t sure what it was and ate it anyway. Later that day she was talking to my sister and told her that they made her eat paper… too funny!
Well the LA Fitness next to my house is now open (as of August 15) and I have been there a few days already this week. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. I wasn’t the mecca of hot guys walking around and fit women all socializing around the treadmills. There were people there from all walks of life. I really don’t know why I thought that I would feel out of place being surrounded by hot buff guys. Not that it’s bad or anything like that, it’s great motivation to continue to lose the weight and build some muscle. As some of you know, I’m in cardiac rehab 3x a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays I’m at the gym. My regimen consists of the same routine I have at the hospital. It feels good to be able to work out on my “off” days from the hospital. On the nights where I am too tired to do a full set I at least get in 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill.
I also decided to try out a month of personal training. I signed up with a special, but won’t actually start my training sessions until I’m done at the hospital. My trainer is a guy named Tyler (who is super cute – redhead, buff, Midwest looks) and has a heart defect so he is somewhat qualified to handle my case with my heart condition. We will do an assessment in a few weeks and set my goals. My initial visit with the fitness manager at LA Fitness wanted me at 170 by the end of the year. 170?!?! Holy frak! I’m not sure I can do that, but my goal is to get to my lower 22o’s. I’m 232 now.
Lately I have been feeling very sleepy after every meal. This is just tired, like I could just close my eyes and sleep right there. I have checked to see if my blood sugars have gone up and caused me to go into “coma” but my blood sugars have been pretty consistent in the upper 90s/lower 100s. So I’m not sure what is up. I have tried to look up the side effects of all my meds, but none that have drowsiness as a symptom.
In addition to the drowsiness, I have been having consistent headaches for the last couple of weeks. Consistent that it is there most of the day and I need to take tylenol at least 2x a day. It’s not a piercing headache, its one of those “in the back of my head but annoying headaches” – I want it to stop.Filed under: Personal Log, Workouts