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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My personal accomplishments for 1-27-09


It has been much too long since I had been to Ballys.
This morning my son said he was going to go lift weights and asked if I wanted to go exercise,
"Exercise" "I don't think so!"
It's 29 degrees and I would rather not go out and besides I don't want to find out how much I have gained. I have been carefully watching what I eat , because of my diabetes, but my portions have been out of control.
I started to think I have a paid membership that I am not using, when was the last time I had gone. Thinking back, it was just before Thanksgiving.
Why did I stop?
I realized that the treadmill had triggered my asthma and I needed to take my albuterol In fact that day I ended up taking 2 more. But I think I'll be okay this time I am on a longer lasting medication that is not a steroid.
I started taking SEREVENT DISKUS 50 mcg on January 1, 2009 and I cannot believe how fantastic I feel.
I have not had to use my albuterol inhaler once in 27 days.
So I said, "Okay, I'm going, but I want to take my scheduled puff before we leave.

There are two Ballys in our area, North Providence and East Providence. We go to the Bally at
50 Narragansett Park Dr., East Providence, RI 02916 (401) 434-1500.

They have a newly renovated building with a pool that has steps to walk into and the distance is shorter 15 minutes.
I felt I made the start, I signed in and went to the women's change area. First,thing I needed to do was find out my weight.
Here goes, I gained.
OMG My weight is now 172.
My short term goal is now at least 15 pounds before my next physical in April
I spent 20 minutes on one Lifecycle treadmill and then found out from Ron, who services the machines that there were newer ones that gave you your heart rate. I did another 20 minutes and found that my heart rate went from 96 to 120. According to the chart for age 60 it should not exceed128 . I was burning 68 calories with a speed of 2.5 Next time I will increase the speed to maybe 3.5
I actually worked up a sweat but my breathing was perfect. No need for the Albuterol which I had in my pocket, just in case.
I spent 30 minutes in the pool and 10 minutes in the Whirlpool the most enjoyable time. I love the whirlpool.
Total time 2 hours. Not bad for getting back in the swing.
Now when do I go back?

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you posted a comment. I'm also proud of you for going back to the gym. I know I need to go, but I always seem to find excuses. Well good luck and keep us updated.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Thank you, Kelly,
It was a difficult decision since I had so many other excuses for not wanting to go. None of these excuses were as important as saying "let's do it" for my health and lifestyle. I want to be around to see and enjoy my great grandchildren.

Vicky said...

Congrats! I am guilty of not going to the gym.