Quick Update: I waited as long as I could until the new ink was almost completely healed before getting back to the gym. It takes 7-10 days usually for the main heal process to complete. I was prepared to wait, then my body started yelling at me after a few days of being idle.
Waking up Wednesday with a rather loaded bloody nose and headache was a sure sign of my blood pressure becoming a problem. This used to happen quite often before I was diagnose hypertensive in 2011, then once I started on the medicine and exercising the headaches subsided and the bloody nose as well.
On Track: So, I sucked it up for a couple more days as I still didn’t want to sweat yet…then yesterday I made my way back to the gym for a 20 minute elliptical and 10 minute stationary bike for a decent sweat and loss of about 300 calories. It felt good to be back to aerobics after a bit of a hiatus. Oh and I am happy to report my knee was not a problem, so glad that pain is subsiding! It still twinges a little going down stairs.
Today’s Exercise: Today, I will forego the gym because I have a lunch date with a friend and her beautiful little girl which will have us walking into town then when I get home I will do some crunches, pushups and maybe tricep dips.
Extra: I may stop at the shops and pick up a Japanese beauty item to try, this will serve two purposes. 1. Extend the walking and most of the makeup/beauty products are upstairs – so stairs and 2. Indulgence!
Tracking: I am happy to report that the 4 pounds I had lost last month stayed off. Now that I am back in the exercising business I will stuff my humiliation and help motivate with reporting weight loss. I am currently weighing in at 180 and on a good day that number dips to 178 (yes, my number fluctuates daily – which is why I have stretch marks, it is always moving up or down) Let’s see where that goes!
Current Motivation: We are going to Hawaii in a month or so and I want to be a size down for that trip and feel confident enough to hit the beach in a suit!