Weight = 251
Breakfast was eaten at work and consisted of 1 banana and one hardboiled egg. I know the banana was not the best choice and was probably the reason why I got hungry after only a couple of hours.
Took a walk around the distribution center where I work. My shop is about a quarter mile from my desk, makes getting some walking in easy. Walking involves carrying my oxygen tank so I always have an extra 8 pounds to lug around. Great for doing curls.
I could of used a snack between breakfast and lunch.
Lunch was a primal salad. Two handfuls of leafy greens, ¼ orange bell pepper, 1 hardboiled egg, ½ an avocado, a handful of cherry tomatoes, a small handful of mixed berries, a couple pinches of pumpkin seeds and two tablespoons of a sugar free and unsweetened dressing. The dressing did have an organic canola/olive oil base. A small failure there.
On my way to Pulmonary Rehab I had another unconscious failure. When I hopped in the Jeep I popped a couple pieces of gum into my mouth to freshen my breath. I took me about 10 minutes to realize that I was chewing some artificial gunk that I really didn’t need to do any more. I’ll have to figure something else out if I want fresh breath for Pulm Rehab. I just hate the idea of brushing my teeth at work.
Exercises at Pulm Rehab consisted of the following exercises:
Two treadmill sessions. First at 2.5 mph and second at 2 mph. Seven minutes each session.
One session on the Nu Step. Averaged 59 Watts at a resistance level of 6. 67 steps/minute.
Worked on an arm machine that I don’t know the name of for two minutes.
Did the following weight exercises using 5 lb weights, 7 reps each activity.
- Bicep curls
- Overhead press
- Tricep extension
- Chest press
Did 10 reps at light weight on the following machines
- Leg extension
- Leg curl
- Rotary torso
- Reverse chest fly
- Lateral pull
I know these exercises are not in line with the blueprint, but I have 6 to 8 weeks of pulm rehab left to go. I talked with the therapists about using one of the machines to do sprints on occasionally, probably the Nu Step. We’ll have to see how my blood oxygen sats go with the regular exercises. After pulm rehab I will start exercising according to the blueprint.
Stopped by Whole Foods to get some snacks for work and more avocados. Was looking forward to getting some jerky. Really disappointed that the second ingredient for all of the jerky’s was sugar. I did find some beef and lamb bars that have no added sugar or preservatives. The brand is “Epic”. Looks pretty cool.
Dinner is baked split chicken breast, salad with avocado and orange bell pepper, and steamed broccoli.
Note to self: Slow down and chew your food. Make some snaks to take to work this weekend and make a nice primal salad dressing.