Unfortunately, today was one of those days where I just did not feel like working out. Most days, I kind of look forward to it. Some days, I absolutely look forward to it. Today, I just wanted to eat chocolate, drink decaf coffee and work from home. That’s the honest truth. 🤷♂️
I suspect that part of my lack of motivation is environmental. It’s been rainy and cloudy in Southern California for what seems like forever now. It’s been almost 2 weeks since it’s been over 65°. For a kid that grew up in Southern California, that’s a freaking eternity. The other part of my lack of motivation is probably stemming from the fact I went extra hard yesterday and I was just quite frankly sore and tired.
Today I got in a 40 minute workout. I spent 15 minutes on the stationary bike for a grand total of 3.1 miles. After that I punched the bag and then finished off with 70 modified push-ups. 70 push-ups is definitely the most I’ve done since I started this health journey. 💪
I recently had a follow-up appointment with my cardiologist. I was hoping for the all clear, you’re good to go, everything is great since you started working out. 👍
I did not get that. 😐
Instead, he had concerns about my premature heart contractions, my off and on tachycardia and my high blood pressure. Although my blood pressure is lower than it was, it’s still not where he wants it to be. Since I started working out, I’ve had less premature heart contractions, and less tachycardia – but it’s not gone away completely. 👎
So this Thursday I go for a stress test. They’ll hook me up to a bunch of wires, I’ll get to run on a treadmill and hopefully they’ll learn some interesting things about how my heart is working. Then a week or so after that I go in for an echocardiogram so they can get a sonogram of my heart. ❤️
I’m hopeful that what they learn is: I’m doing better than I could be if I wasn’t exercising and if I continue on this path I’ll be fine within a few months. I certainly want them to not find anything structurally wrong with my heart or my arteries.
Any of you out there who meditate, send good vibes, pray, or whatever it is you do for your fellow human beings; I would appreciate any positive energy you can send my way. 🤞
My follow-up appointment with the cardiologist is later in March, where I’ll get the results of all these tests. Of course, I will update you all. Here’s hoping for a positive outcome! 🤘
Now it’s time for a bunch of water, and some vegan tacos!
Have a terrific Taco Tuesday my friends. 😁🌮