I was going to start my weights routine last night. I worked an earlier shift than normal so I figured I’d come home and do the test for the exercises I outlined in my last post.
But I have this reoccurring strain in my wrist from an old work injury that started acting up last week. It bothered me again yesterday, so I figured instead of making the injury worse, I would put off the weights until my wrist is better. I iced it last night; it’s still sore this morning, but I have a chiropractor appointment next Thursday, so I’ll likely mention it to the doc then. I’m going to wear a wrist wrap at work to give it a little extra support until I can get it looked at.
So instead of working out last night I ate a couple eggs on toast…and 1/4 of a box of Girl Scout cookies. I saw those cookies again on the scale this morning:
But a .4 lb. increase ain’t so bad. I was going to take today off from the gym, but since I didn’t do weights last night and ate cookies instead, I decided to go. I walked on the treadmill for an hour:
My primary care doc told me, when doing cardio, to keep my heart rate between 93 and 153. So I shot for around 100, since I wasn’t trying to push too hard on account of tomorrow being day 1 week 2 in Couch to 5K. Since I’m a great big fat guy walking for an hour burns a lot of calories. It’s the only good thing about being fat. Right now minimal effort brings quite a lot of results.