Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Prednizone is working and I am back at it

Good morning friends! I have been quiet lately because there is still not that much to tell. I am still recovering from the last flare up but the prednizone is working now and I am feeling much better. The truth is that I feel very little pain on those drugs and I am able to accomplish much more... now if I could find a drug like that to inject some serious Vitamin D in my system and beat these winter blues.

On the X-front, I have decided to accept Monday as my day of rest for this week and I will make up the Kempo that I missed last week on one of my lunch breaks this week. I did Chest and Back last night and followed it with an easy 2 mile run on the treadmill. I am feeling strong and I see such an improvement over the first round of the X that it is seriously encouraging. I did not increase my weights on the exercises this week; still using 25 pounds for lawn mowers and pull up your pants exercises, 12 pounds for back flys (will be increasing this next week) and my own weight for all the other exercises... chin ups are all assisted but I still feel the burn! I was able to do 5 dive bombers and did at least 10 of each push up on my toes before dropping to my knees and completing the sets. It was a good night!

Tonight is Plyo... but here are the stats for last night's workout:

Chest and Back:

Calories: 337
Avg HR: 107
Max HR: 176

Treadmill:
Calories: 293
Avg HR; 142
Max HR: 169

Make it a great day!!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!!! Great job on C&B... I am always sore after that one! :)

Betty Ray said...

You are doing great! Glad you are feeling better. Just to make you feel even better, you are totally kicking my butt on the weights you use. :)

Kim said...

"an easy 2 mile run on the treadmill" EASY?! Girl, you rock!