Slowly I have been getting Spam comments...some I admit were pretty entertaining...but it was getting worse and worse on a daily basis.
SO I decided that in order not to get 5+ Spam comments a day on really old posts, that I needed to turn back on the word verifications.
If you are like me and hate that, sorry. But I have a valid reason and I hope it doesnt keep you from commenting.
On to yesterday.
Thursday morning I was feeling pretty good and pretty much back to normal. But as the morning wore on, I started to get stomach cramps here or there. Some actually pretty intense. Think childbirth contraction type pain but more in your stomach/low rib cage area. Ugh. It came and went and I wasnt throwing up so I could deal with it.
I decided that because I wasnt throwing up that I would go to the gym, walk for an hour and then do RPM with light resistance. I had messaged Eric earlier and ask him what he thought and he gave me clearance as long as I did RPM about 50-70% of what I normally do. So off to the gym that evening I went.
I got to the gym and quickly claimed a treadmill. They are still pretty scarce after the first of the year. Hate to say it but I cant wait for all these resolution people to quit so I can get a decent parking spot or get a treadmill or get a spot in class.
Anyways, I digress. I ended up doing 3.39 miles WALKING with an incline of 4.0-5.0 at 4.2 mph.
Then with RPM I just took it nice and easy. A lighter resistance and I didnt go as fast. I was pretty much ok thru the whole thing. Got a light sweat and tried to keep my cycling in my zone as best as I could without killing myself. And then we got to the Mountain Track which is the last working track in the hour. Oh baby. I thought I might throw up. You stand, you sit, you bounce...Usually it is my favorite track but not last night.
I managed to hold it together and got thru the whole class.
In the two hours I was at the gym I only ended up burning 673 calories. BUT I consider that good. When I would first start walking or cycling my stomach would cramp up pretty severely. After a few minutes it would subside and I would be fine from there on out....but let me tell you. Those first minutes I was really trying to figure out what I was doing there. That I should just quit. But I love the gym so much that I decided to try it and if it didnt get better after 10 minutes then I would stop and go home. Well by 10 minutes I was fine so I just kept going.
This morning I weighed in at 156.0. Only two pounds from goal weight. I am very excited I am almost there again.
Tonight I am going to see how my stomach does. If it is fine during the day, I am going to do light running at 5.0. Then I have Zumba. And then I will walk for a bit after Zumba and work with Eric at 7. Busy night! But I am looking forward to it. The biggest challenge is to not have the weekend unravel all my hard work this week.
Have a great Friday everyone!
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