Okay, so I’ve been hitting my local fitness center to get myself back into the swing of things. I’ve ran outside a couple of times since the hernia, but for the most part I’ve been on the treadmill for my runs. I’ve learned to enjoy hitting the stationary bike since getting outside on the Focus has proven to be a challenge as of late. I’ve also been doing some weight training, mostly on machines, but have a thrown in a few free weights here and there just to tone up some.
Now on to the struggling part - Point blank, my eating has been terrible. Since the hernia, I’ve put on 20 frigging pounds. That’s not counting the 10 I managed to put on while we trained for the Century in June. Training hard and not training both seem to have the same affect on me, which is eating all the food. Maybe I’m trying too hard right now to get rid of these extra pounds.
Along with the weight gains my blood pressure has gotten out of control again. When I say out of control I’m talking Stage 1 leaning hard on Stage 2. Doc has me on a beta-blocker, but so far the dose he had me on has not worked. He upped my dosage this week, so we’ll see how that goes.
Headaches….I hate them. I’ve never been one to have frequent headaches, but now it seems like I have them all the time. Doc thinks it has to do with the blood pressure, but the last time I had issues with blood pressure I didn’t have headaches, so IDK.
I guess that’s enough whining for one day.