Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 61, 62, 63, and 64 of the new Journey: See less of Bo: The Cape Fear Heart Walk Journey with Adam Freeman and O2 Fitness!

Ok..so I am not going to go over each day..but I really got off track with the blog this week. However, the good news is that I did not get off track with anything else. In fact, I have had a fantastic week with my diet and exercise. I really have done well with eating and exercise has been cranked up a little by Adam. On top of it all I checked in with the doctor and it really made me feel good to confirm that I am going in the right direction..but more on that in a sec...

Adam has been getting me to do push-ups! Would seem an easy do....but it is an no easy not! However, I am forging ahead. I have added it to my top five list of things I HATE to do in training! Top is step ups on the box with weights in hand, 2nd is push ups, third is jumping jacks, fourth is crunches on the cirque de seBo Ball, and last but not least is one legged horses.....

Now..one legged horses were introduced this week and while I feel good that I am doing them...(actually it pretty cool)...it takes mental push for me to do them. You get in the horse thingy....and go to do the squat..but instead of both legs, you only use one..and put the other leg behind you! Sounds fun huh?! LOL!

Now, mind you, I get that each of the things I dislike the most are the very things I need to do the most...and I am getting great results as a result of these things! But what I have to do is, when Adam says, "do push-ups" is suck it up and do them! HA!

It goes back to what I have said...I have to remain willing and trust that I am not being asked to do anything I cannot or am not prepared to do.

The other thing that he has introduced which I just did today was every 2 minutes in Cardio I get my heart rate up over 150 for 30 seconds and then go back down to 135-145, then repeat every 2 minutes.
I was able to do this for the first 20 minutes but at 20, I was not able to bring my heart rate back down under 150 without almost stopping..so I just did the last 10 minutes as usual and finished strong. It actually was a great new challenge!

Back to the doc...they were THRILLED to see me as they have been with me through my diagnosis of diabetes, my biggest weightgain..all that I have done and been through. Will, my primary doctor, was blown away. From my last visit in the fall, it turns out that I have actually lost 38 pounds total! :)
They did all my blood panels and my blood pressure was 126/85!!! We are talking about me going off my heart pill, the cholesterol medicine and the metformin. I will know tomorrow! :)

Anyway....I am not going to let this go for days even if I only write something small each day. It is an amazing journey and I am so grateful for each day and for each moment!
Thanks be to God!

1 comment:

Aimee Freeman said...

That is amazing Bo. I am so proud of you for all of your hard work & for Adam that he is taking this journey with you. I hope that you will be able to get off these meds. :)