Woke up this morning feeling fat and fluffy so I am getting ready to hit the gym. It is 8:30 and it should be quiet there as most people will be at church. Hopefully I will be able to work off some of this fat and fluffy feeling. I was really bad last night and had some peanut M & M's that my husband had. Not sure why I felt like I wanted some and now am paying the price. Goal today, exercise, lots of water, and NO CANDY.
OK, back from the gym and I was wrong, it was busy but not horrible. I did something different on the treadmill today. I set it for weight loss which is number 19 on this machine. It started out extremely, horribly slow and showed no signs of speeding up so I did it manually. That worked out better but after awhile it kept telling me to slow down. I wasn't even up to the speed I usually do. I slowed it down thinking it would eventually get faster as the incline started going way up, but it never really got fast until the 3rd hill or incline set and if I was going too fast it wouldn't incline. It had 3 reps of inclines and walks and told me how many calories I was burning. You set your weight and age in this program and maybe the machine thought if this fat old lady goes too fast she'll die one me! Anyway I probably won't use that one again but I did like the incline, flat, incline, flat aspect and will do that during my workouts from now on. I did 30 minutes on it but really don't think I got the cardio workout I was used to. Then I did my leg workouts and increased 2 of them today as the reps were getting too easy. I did the back machine for the first time since my surgery and was glad to see it didn't hurt or pull anywhere it shouldn't. The first time I used this machine my lower back popped a couple of times and felt better then it had in quite awhile. It did the same thing to my husband. Kind of put us back in alignment. I am not sure if it is intended for that but what a nice surprise. I did 3 reps on the 6 machines I can use for now and then went to the upstairs track to walk. It takes 10 laps to do a mile and I was upset to find I started getting some chest pain on lap 8. I haven't had problems like that for awhile. Made me nervous as I have been have some nagging pain in my left arm and elbow for the last 2 days. I slowed down and finished the last 2 laps, but slower and then rested with some fruit juice. Happily the pain went away quickly just by slowing down but it is worrisome. I sure don't want another cardiac cath. Terrible patient that I am I am chocking it up to the M & M's.
Lunch was ramen noodles with mixed veggies, no broth pack, and some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and I am going to have an apple in a couple of hours. So far I have had 32 ounces of water. I have been slacking off for awhile and need to not let it become a habit.