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January 2011
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week 5

p4 still
level 2
425 cal 70.04 min 35.5km total km to date -128.2km

10 minutes seems about right and means that i don't feel pushed (big thing for me). being pushed usually results in me stopping. so i am going to stick with the ten a day and keep trucking. i've decided to add a total travelled to inspire me as well. these things help keep the incentive going i think.

that being said - i am going to aim for maintaining my totals in teh upcoming week. talked to dr carla about it, and she was really pleased with where my headspace was going with this. i am thinking ahead and trying not to set myself up for impossible stuff. because ten minutes is finite, and i don;t want to be trying to kill what little i have accomplished by setting mysefl up to fail. go me! ;)

i am adding in the odd ten push and ten pull ups in the doorframe. not consistant. only did it twice this week. no pressure - just seeing where i can go with it. did some arm range movements too once. i might try to add in more of those (given my bad shoulders and elbows :P)

good news is that this has been enough to get me off of one drug i suspect. which is a bit of a laugh. i am so sensitive that i can only take 1mg of celexa. it has to be specially compounded for me. i am a medical freak that way. sensitive to micrograms - or tolerant like a bull elephant (drs love me ;) not)

so one Rx less least week and doing okay, might even say better. side effect is irritabilty, and i have been less so. i can deal with teh funky blues better than snapping at folks. at least the former is better for holding onto the paying job than the latter...

okay - off to haul the laundry done at a friends last night up here. i don;t have to worry about stairs. it's five flights up to the third floor here, and i work upstairs at work (with constant trips down to the floor for other work there). some day i should count the steps *g*

Comments

Go you!!!

I like the running total of kms - can be very inspiring, especially if you're like me and get little thrills out of reaching certain milestone numbers (i.e. 100, 150, et cetera).

Really, that is the way to go - if you do it slowly, you incorporated into daily routine, and if it's not a push, then it becomes natural and you're much more likely to stick with it.

The arm strengthening is wonderful - even a little will add up, trust me. I used to do chin-ups at work by my fingers (couldn't grip an I-beam) from boredom, and within months had developed significant biceps. Little goes a long way. And the steps - good way to slip more exercise and strengthening into your days. ;~)

To get off of a medication is wonderful... That's a progress indicator if there ever was one. Woo-hoo!!!

chuckles - the steps aren't optional ;) there's no elevators at work or home. makes luggingg laundry, kitty litter, shopping, pet food... things of um - joy.... yeah - joy ;)

trying for the integrate into daily routine. here's hoping. i'm not holding my breath just yet. 2 months to make a habit they say. and i've not got a good track record on this stuff. so i will be happy at three months, happier at 6 months and celebrate the year mark :)

off medication is good, but considering i'm highly sensitive to that drug. and the family it's in is contraindicated for me, so it was only a matter of time before the side effects outweighed any gain :/ but i'll still take it for a step forward. *rolls eyes* i'm the poster girl for drug free living :P i can't take a heck of a lot. *sigh* what good is an amazing drug plan at work if you can't use it?

i'm really good at alternative medicines though :) and highly attuned to my body/moods. gotta look on the positive side of things *grin*

which reminds me that i have been meaning to read a book on optimism. working on my inner cynic is another project ;)