Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A whinge, really

I exercised yesterday. This is not unusual, I try to have two long walks and a dance mat session every week.

But yesterday I broke out EyeToy:Kinetic for the first time in 18 months. Did the warmup, then onto the "cardio" - hitting blue balls and avoiding red ones. I'm not competitive, but I do like to win when it comes to computer games, so I really pushed it. 3 minutes in I was knackered, and after the full 10 I was puffing and panting and my legs really felt it. Then a 3 minute "combat" game, hitting yellow balls while trying not to get hit by red ones... and I completed level 10! Abdominal toning next, some of which I can't do properly yet because my shoulders aren't strong enough to hold my full body weight for long. A cooldown and I was finished - I'm very impressed with myself for working so hard.

But today I'm suffering. I've obviously done too much and some muscles are very tired and achy, particularly biceps and quadriceps (front of the thighs). I'm supposed to do another workout tomorrow, so I'll have to be careful how I go with it I think. And tonight I'll cover myself in achy muscle gel!!

I also want to complain about having to fast for another blood test. I had a note from one of the nurses saying she'd like me to do another fasting blood glucose test because she couldn't find the results from the last one. Now I actually saw them on the computer last time I was in, so I don't know what was going on there! I was going to refuse, but since I was going in today to have my hormones checked I thought I might as well have the fasting glucose done while I was there.

It's no fun, fasting from 10pm until 11.30am the next day. I know it's not much to complain about, but I'm not used to not having breakfast and a morning snack, and it messes me up to have to miss it.

Spent this evening continuing a game of Don't Rest Your Head which is seriously head-fucky. Last time we played I was pretty sleep-deprived, which helped me get into character but sure didn't help me make decisions. Tonight I'd slept more and it was easier in that respect. But it's still like a nightmare you can't wake up from. I like it.


  1. it does getter better each time you do it, but doesn sound like you went hell for leather!!!

  2. Yeah, true.

    I'm not at the stage of actually enjoying it yet, hopefully it will get more fun.

    Guess it's because I'm unfit, and basically lazy. I'd prefer to sit with a book!

  3. Oh that fasting stuff is the biggest pain in the butt ever! I hate when I have to do that. I can't function without coffee in the morning! LOL

  4. I'm perfectly happy without coffee (since I only have decaff it doesn't make any difference to me!) but I can't cope without food!!