Archive for November, 2010

Doctor visit #3 for me today…it’s been 3 weeks since I had a good workout or could take a deep breath.

I *think* we’re finally getting somewhere, though — I’m to have bloodwork done for allergy testing, and also some kind of pulmonary test to see how sensitive my bronchial tubes are. Something is obviously wrong, and it appears to be affected by environment.

It’s just incredibly frustrating to go from working out and feeling powerful to thinking the 2-block walk from your work to your car feels like a marathon.

I just told the doc we have to find a solution….see…I use exercise to manage my anxiety condition…and 3 weeks…yeah.

I’m at my breaking point.

Luckily, today wasn’t one of my super-terrible-no-good-breathing days, so I managed to squeeze out my first workout in 3 weeks — no matter how wimpy it may be. And I needed it. My anxiety is through the roof.

(And who am I kidding…it kicked my ass. LOL)

This…is my coach. Note her stretching technique.

This….was my gym. 2-5 lb dumbbells (for shoulder work); 2-10 lb dumbbells (for upper body work) and a chair.

(Hubs and I have minimal at-home work equipment…5 lb, 10 lb, 20 lb and 30 lb dumbbells, and a nasty bench in the basement. I really need to add a pair of 15’s)

2 circuits as fast as my gimpy lungs would let me (took me 20 minutes)

1. Alternating Bicep Curls x 12

2. Tricep Dips x 12

3. Full Range Lateral Raises x 10

4. Pushups x 10

5. Upright Row x 10

6. Leg Raises (Abs work) x 15

7. Plank x 40 seconds

8. Squats x 15

9. Lunges (1 set forward and 1 set backward) x 15

10. Calf Raises x 15



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November Goals

As I’m still battling…whatever it is that I am battling..cold? I kept my health goals kind of…err..Β minimal. Assuming the doctor can tell me more about what’s wrong at tomorrow’s appointment, I may revise them…but I’ve been on my butt for 3 weeks, so it’ll be a slow return anyway. πŸ˜‰



November Goals

Blog Goals

– Finish redesign of the new Kelly Be Well site and import both health and cooking blogs

  • I began my re-design with some help in October and I’m hoping to be done with the “moving pains” before December!


Life Goals

Get Better!!!

  • Obviously, this is paramount. I’ve had this weird trouble-breathing-inflammation-issue for 3 weeks now

– Sit & relax by 8:30 p.m. every night

  • I succeeded at the 9 p.m. goal I set in October, but could use a little more downtime in the evening, so I am upping it to 8:30

– Computer off by 9:30 p.m.

  • I need work on this one. Since I joined twitter for the new blog site, I find myself on my computer way too late every night. I need to unplug.

– Get Christmas cards addressed

  • I know…this sounds like a ridiculous goal for November, right? But I work for government, and we get 4 paid holidays in November. I always try to use one of those holidays to get my cards addressed because otherwise – it doesn’t happen!


Money Goals

– Set aside money for life insurance and car insurance; both which are due in December

  • This was an October goal that didn’t go well — determined to get these two big ticket items out of the way before Christmas shopping/paying for gifts begins


Health Goals

Get Better!!

  • I know, this is listed twice…but it’s pretty important πŸ™‚

– Once better, work at incorporating intervals to build back up from my 3 week hiatus

  • I like intervals, but I always put off doing them. I don’t know why. Lazy I guess.

– Try some bodyrock workouts

  • It’s all bodyweight, which is different than what I normally do, but I’m pretty bored with my routine, so it looks like it might be fun to try some πŸ™‚


Food Goals

– Continue avoiding the 2pm candy monster

  • I did well with this in October and would like to continue not raiding the candy dish πŸ™‚

– Find a sweet, healthy snack for evening

  • More often than not I want something sweet at night….and while I am generally successful at ignoring this want, I need a Plan B for those days I must have something πŸ˜‰

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