Oh. My. Gosh. I JUST finished Plyo X and I am EXHAUSTED! That one is always tough for me...but tonight I did a dumb thing and ate dinner first, then sat down and watched a movie that I rented and THEN had to do my work out. I had no energy at all...and then on top of that, right after I got into it, I got a phone call that lasted about 10 minutes...so I practically had to warm up all over again. It was totally a battle of the mind tonight. I kept telling myself...30 more seconds...one more exercise...and before I knew it, I was done. Well, I did skip some of the "sports bonus" at the end. I hate those softball pitch and catch ones.
So...I have tried not to say too much cuz I don't want to sound like a whiny baby...but I have STILL been sick with this dumb sorethroat/headache stuff. It seems like it gets better for a day or two..and then gets bad again. So, I bit the bullet and went to the dr. today. She gave me a shot of Decadron in my tush and put me on a Z-pack. I feel a little better already. Of note though was my abnormally low pulse and blood pressure. She asked me if I've ever gotten really low readings like that before. I said not that I know of. So she brought in another machine thingy and checked it again. She also noticed that I had lost 10 pounds since I was there in February ! (yay!) I told her about this program and that I've been doing a LOT of exercising and eating a lot healthier. Anyway, she said we should keep an eye on it and make sure my pulse doesn't drop down in the 40's. It was 52 today. I have no idea what a "normal" pulse is...but she seemed concerned that mine was low. Also, she said my blood pressure was really low...but I forgot to ask her what the reading was...so I don't know. Maybe I'll call tomorrow and ask..just for curiosities sake. Anyway, she mentioned doing a Halter monitor test if it continues.
It's weird....because in February I went to the dr. for a physical and got everything checked...all my labs and stuff. Everything came back PERFECT except for my weight. Which is what actually spurred this whole P90x thing in the first place. I swore to myself 4 1/2 years ago that I would NEVER let the scale hit the 150 mark again..and when I went in for that physical that day...I weighed 150. I knew it was time for a change! Anyway, now that I've been working so hard and eating so healthy....it seems like my levels should only be improving...not causing alarm. Anyway, I'm totally not worried about this at all...I mean...how can I "keep an eye on it" anyway? It's not like I have a blood pressure machine in my house or something!
Okay...well, I really should hit the shower. I can feel the sweat starting to dry on my forehead and neck and it feels DIS-GUS-TING!
For eats today, I had:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins and walnuts
Snack: 1 small peice of bread w/ butter, 5 grapes (the snack they served at VBS at church)
Lunch: Chargrilled chicken and fruit salad from Chick-Fil-A with Berry Balsalmic dressing (only half a packet) , some of Grant's fries.
Snack: Low-fat cherry yogurt, 2 fig newton crisps.
Dinner: Left over Tostada from yesterday (1/2 as much as yesterday though)
Snack; Drank a medium sized protien shake while watching our movie.
(Burned 383 cal. during Plyo tonight)
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