Update: What’s Been Up With My 30-Day Challuunge

On July 7th of this year I started a 30-Day Challunge!!!!  It consists of 200 squats, 200 calf lifts, and 200 push ups.  I didn’t do the push ups, because I was scared the movements were going to mess with my pacemaker.  So I did just the calf lifts and the squats.  Well last week, well the end of the week before last, I had to stop doing the squats.  My left knee cap is shifted, and it started to hurt.  I’m too broke to go to another doctor!  lol

I’m still doing my meditations.  It has been really helping me with clearing my mind and getting to sleep.  Where as I was going to sleep for an hour or so and then waking up and being up for hours, I am now sleeping all the way through til morning.  I’ve got at least four different playlists created.  Some jazz, some rain sounds, and a little Zen.  I think the Zen is my most favorite!

I also started YOGAAAA!!!  I’m in love with it!  I’m on the app Holonis, and I’ve come to know a lot of people pretty well.  I have a friend who calls himself The Bearded Wanderer.  He’s the one who actually suggested it to me.  Then one day he posted a pic of him after a session, and I said “why not?”  So I was on Pinterest and looked up a couple of pins, well a lot of pins, and created my own little workout.  They’re all “on feet” positions, because lawd if I get on that floor, there is no one to help me get up.  No, I do not have Life Alert!  lol I do one floor position only…. The Moo Cow.  Stop laughing y’all!

My youngest son bought me a band from Five Below .   It’s a fairly regular size one.  It has some really good handles on it, and there’s this do dad that let’s you hook it in the door and work your shoulders.  So I have been working my biceps, triceps, and a little of my shoulders.  Loving this as well.  It doesn’t tire me out much, and most of the exercises I can sit and do to keep from getting lightheaded.

I have not been dancing though.  Dyspnea was really hitting me hard when I would do this.  I started off doing almost five songs a day.  But I began to feel real lightheaded.  So to play it safe I stopped doing them for a bit.  I wish besides walking that I could get some other type of cardio in!  This is beginning to become a frustration for me.  Nevertheless, I won’t give up.  The show must go on!

I have not looked at the scale much, only to keep an eye on my fluid intake.  On July 31st I’m going to measure my biceps, my calves, my stomach, and my abdomen to see if there are any changes.  I’ve continued to make sure that I’m eating clean and healthy.  I’m trying to decide whether I want to try doing a couple of weeks of just vegetables.  Anybody do just vegetables leave me a comment and let me know how it’s been working for you!



One Reply to “Update: What’s Been Up With My 30-Day Challuunge”

  1. The exercise band is a good way to add strength to the legs also. And also to circulate the blood I have edema in my legs an feet and more lol doing ankle pumps helps that putting the band on the ball of the feet for resistance helps.

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