Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kicking Ass and Taking Names!

Yup that's right.  I am kicking some serious health ass and taking names along the way.  OK maybe not actually taking names, but I could if there were people to take names from....


I have been at the gym 6 days a week for the past few weeks and I am LOVING IT.  I take Pilates and Yoga on the weekends and tonight I did a Body Pumps class with barbells and weights and all that fun jazz.  I took it two weeks ago too.  There is one on Monday nights which I might start going to.  Its a dam good workout!  And considering right now I have less than one full lung working, I am kicking some SERIOUS ASS!  However, I wanted to attempt the Couch to 5k again, so I decided to try 30 seconds of jogging.  Yeah serious fail.  My lungs laughed at me, then died.  My O2 plummeted, but weirdly enough, my HR stayed about the same.  Went up a few points but I expected it to sky rocket.  So looks like I won't be running any marathons in the next few months.  But that is OK.

I have also been doing my vest every single night!  That makes almost six whole weeks of doing it, even when I went to visit family!  And today I did it TWICE!  Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.  I know!

In other news...I dropped one of my summer classes.  So now I will be taking just the two.  I decided that three was way too many and bound to land me in the slammer.  Two I can handle.  And I can switch up my program some so I take one class this Fall and then an independent study next Spring and be done.  The IS is a portfolio class, and it entails just revising papers you want to include in your portfolio.

That is all for now.  I have a clinic appointment in May again so I will see if this exercising ass kicking is doing anything for my numbers.


  1. That's awesome!!! Keep up the great work.

    One suggestion for the Couch to 5k program. You can modify it and just walk at a quicker pace or walk at an incline when it calls for jogging/running. Just a thought :)


  2. nice! doing the Vest and airway clearance actually helped me more than ANYTHING else when I was trying to avoid infections and transplant. not that it worked in the grander scheme of things to keep my lungs, but it certainly worked in keeping me alive to get this set!

    i actually don't love couch to 5K. i prefer to set a realistic goal for myself of either distance or time, then exceed it the next day. increased speed, in my mind, is a natural consequence of increased strength and exercise tolerance. so when i was training for my 10K, i always just sort of let the speed issue take care of itself. if you never run at all, that's totally cool -- at least you'll be the best speed walker in Boston ;)

  3. When I originally started it 4+ years ago I did 2 weeks for each week to work my way up...I think I made it to week 3. I really really really want to jog so I am hoping that with my strength training and cardio I can build up some tolerance. This was definitely and litmus test to see where I stand lol.

  4. Yay for you!!! I needed some motivation to get my ass in gear. I've been slacking off since I moved back home. You've just given me some of that badly needed motivation - thanks!!