I did a 30-minute recumbent bike workout yesterday morning and again this morning. I also did a short one (16 minutes) this evening. I upped the intensity yesterday a little, and more this morning and even more this evening. Yesterday I did intervals with my base resistance being 4 and doing a one-minute interval every 5 minutes of 7 (the last one I did 8). Today my base resistance was 5 with intervals of 8 at first, then 9 the last 15 minutes. Tonight I did a base of 5 with intervals of 10. As I said earlier in the week, my intent was to do a couple of more intense workouts this week that I felt all day (not in pain, but that feeling you have all day when you have done a good workout). I didn’t really think my workout yesterday qualified, but yesterday afternoon I found myself wondering why I was so tired. Then I realized it was the workout. So I guess it did qualify.
I was SO SLEEPY this morning. I was trying to put on my eye makeup this morning and could barely keep my eyes open. I am ready to not have to take medication that makes me sleepy.
I think yesterday turned out to be a time to regroup and re-motivate myself to do what it takes to get past this plateau. I would never have imagined it would take this long. I need a week of doing whatever it takes. I don’t know if this week is going to qualify, but I am going to try to redeem the rest of it. I really need to get another tough workout in in the evenings too to make sure I push past it (I did tonight!). It is really difficult since I am so tired and sleepy (and achy). My knees are really hurting me again, so that doesn’t help either. I have to find a way to motivate myself to do what it takes. If I don’t do it now, I will have to do it next week or the next, so I might as well get it done. I truly hope that once I get past here it won’t take so much work to keep moving, at least slowly. I know it will take hard work, but I hope it won’t take six weeks to squeak out a pound. This is extremely frustrating.
As I said, my knees are hurting again. I am due for more injections on the 12th, so I think I will call and try to get in next week. I am not, however, going to make an appointment on one of my days off. That is NOT how I want to spend my days off. My feet are still bothering me too and I am wondering if I need to go ahead and get injections in them too. I will ask this doctor when I go for knees, but I think he only deals with knees. They are some better than they were, but they bothered me a lot yesterday when I wore flats. I guess I will have to not wear those for a while (or see if some inserts in them help enough). I need to remember to take an anti-inflammatory. I haven’t been doing that except occasionally. Some stretching might help too (it feels tight up the back of my heel and calf).
I wrote most of this earlier this morning (with some updates). I am home now and feeling good about today. I did what I planned on the eating and do not feel hungry. I did the workout tonight, as well as another walk with Cas. 3 walks, 2 recumbent bike workouts. If I do this the next two days, I hope it will help the scale respond. I am puffy this evening – probably partly from the excess last night. I had been out of my BP med for three or four days, and finally got them yesterday. I think that was part of what discouraged me yesterday morning. I got on the scale and it showed a 5-pound gain. It seems so ready to go upward, but I can’t seem to coax it downward. I just have to push harder. I will get past this, one way or another.
I got a response from a guy on a website. I had messaged him and simply told him I enjoyed reading his profile (which I did – it was extremely well written and articulated). I didn’t know if he would be interested in me or not. And you know what? I didn’t care if he wasn’t. I don’t feel that old feeling of, “please, please like me.” Either you like me or you don’t. But if you don’t, it is your loss because I am a pretty awesome person to know. :) I will move on to someone who does. Maybe I won’t like him. He might not be what I am looking for.
Two more days and I get my days off. I am so ready. I just hope I can celebrate the start of them by breaking this plateau. I plan to be active on these days off.
That’s it for tonight. Good night all. I think I will do some reading.