Sep. 25th, 2008 02:54 pm
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Went to the gym last night.

10 minutes on the bike, heart rate between 160 and 180 (190 is red line whatever that means except don't do it), with an average of 174.
The weights.  Worked mostly on arms.  Dammit, I am stuck on the lowest setting on the vast majority of the weights.  The other people using the weights, they are all down in the middle of the weights.  Me?  I am on the lightest you could put the peg, or god forbid, for one of them, no peg at all (which is only 10 pds).

20 minute total for that, but since it's 10 reps, take a few breathes, 10 reps, breathe, 10 reps, move on to new machine, I don't think that one counts for full time.  Or maybe it does, because my heart rate never went down. 

So, then, I thought, 5 minutes on the patternmaster, let's top the 3 you did last week.  Gah.  I managed the 5 full minutes, but not at a step rate I liked, and again, I kept going to close the red line heart rate when I tried to increase the step rate, and well, I don't think I could have have done 5 minutes of higher step rate.  But I averaged only 90-100 steps per minute, and the boy was at 130-140.  

I was disappointed in myself, so instead of calling it a night, and since the boy wasn't done yet, I like an idiot thought, you can handle the treadmill, right?

Wrong.  I, like the self-competitive idiot that I was, kept upping the speed and the incline until I felt like it was "exercise".  This lead to me having to take down the speed to keep my heart rate out of the red area.  I knew after 2 minutes I should have stopped, but I was committed to 5 minutes.  

At the end of the five minutes, I was dizzy, nauseauted, and had hand tremors.   Couldn't catch my breathe, but I couldn't hear wheezing and I had already used my inhaler.

35 minutes of exercise, 20 of it weight lighting, and I get physically sick.

I hurt today, and I feel like I had a badasthma attack yesterday.  I didn't - at least not a bad one - I wasn't wheezing and while it took me a bit to catch my breath at the end, I wasn't unable to breath, it was just as if I was really out of shape (which I am.)


And my weight is higher than before I started the exercising.  I can't be developing muscle already, it's only been three times.  But golly, gee, higher?  Eating less and exercising is higher?


Sep. 24th, 2008 11:20 am
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Went to the gym on Friday, Monday, and will again today.  Am going to try for three times a week for the foreseeable future.  Add Tuesday fencing, and one day a week swimming (I hope to get that one in) and that should be good.  Asthma is my enemy in this endeavor, but I shall succeed, damnit.  I want my life back, and that involves being able to walk more than a snail's pace, and being able to carry my backpack full of stuff.

On Monday I was able to do 10 minutes on the bike, 3 minutes on the stairmaster, and 17 minutes worth of weights.  The dread asthma tried to defeat me but I laughed at it and was able to get a full half hour of exercise in.  

Tomorrow is Marvel, and while I like the fact that it's on Thursday, I miss having something earlier in the week to look forward to. 

I returned my library books without writing down the titles - this means that my list will once again be wrong.  This time, I don't think I can find all of them.  Ah, well.  It will be a list of, "have read _at least_ this many new books this year" not a "read this many new books this year" list.

I missed out on the Hellhound on My Trail BPAL.  I am very saddened by this, as it selling for $20 a bottle now, and I don't have that kind of money.  Lesson to self - when it should smell very good on you, and is bland, it probably will smell very good in a hour.  <sigh>  

Halloween is approaching, and I am anticipating with glee.  I need to make up my list of movies, and figure out how to best celebrate it this year. 


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