Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 92!

I worked out 5 of the last 7 days, which is pretty darn good if you ask me!

On Monday I did my Wii Fit. Tom was home sick from school, so after i worked out, he had to join in the fun. He has his own little "Mii" and he loves to work out!

On Tuesday I did my elliptical for 20 minutes. Nothing special, other than I hated every second.

On Wednesday I got to work out more on the Wii Fit. I have learned to save my lunges and sit ups to the last bit of the workout because they wear out my muscles so much I start shaking and it's hard to do the balance exercises when you can't stand on one leg without trembling.

On Thursday I was back on the elliptical. It was really really hard. My sats were low (92/93) and I was on 2 liters of o2. I tried lightening the pace, but when you're already going as slow as you think you can possible go without stopping, it's a bit difficult to slow down! By Thursday night I could tell something wasn't right with my lungs. It only got worse on Friday. There has been a lot of wind here in the valley and there is so much dust/debris/pollen in the air, I think it's actually affecting me. My lungs are heavy, tight, sore and I'm coughing more. I called in a prescription for some prednisone (steroid) which makes me feel super human. It also drives my diabetes nuts, forcing me to take more insulin to keep from running high sugars all day long. But this prednisone, yum! I'm on 20mg a day, hopefully only for 5 days. I've got an appt w/ my CF doctor on Monday and we will work on my allergies and inflammation. I really don't think this calls for antibiotics because I don't feel like I have an infection brewing, but we'll see what the doctor orders.

On Friday and Saturday I didn't work out. Friday was super busy, plus my housekeepers were here, and it's a little hard to work out when they need to clean around me. On Saturday I was just plain lazy and still not feeling up to par.

Today is day 92 and I feel about the same, but I worked out anyway, on the elliptical for 20 minutes. My sats improved from Thursday, on 2 liters of o2 they were 95 and HR was around 160. I have found my resting HR to remain low in the 60's. I even saw a 58 the other day. Watch out serious professional athletes! Here I come!

1 comment:

NoExcuses said...

CFer + mom of two + working out 5 days a week = amazing!

nice work!!!!!