Back to lifting today! I did not lift as much when I was shooting for the 400 biking miles this month. Doing challenges like this teaches you about balancing exercise.
Here was my upper body workout today:
- 2-point row: 3 sets of 10 with 20# kettlebell
- Chest press: 3 sets of 10 with 15# dumbbells
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 12
- Side Bends: 3 sets of 10 with 10# dumbbells
- Lying chest flies: 3 sets of 10 with 10# dumbbells
- Arnold Press: 3 sets of 10 with 10# dumbbells
- Bent Reverse Fly: 3 sets of 10 with 8# dumbbells
- Front Raise: 3 sets of 10 with 5# dumbbells
Then I got on the treadmill and did some walk/jog intervals. Sort of thinking of testing the running again. I know, I know…
I am done with literacy tutoring now. I had mentioned before that I was going to be stopping. We were waiting to get a new tutor set up for my learner. I had let him know a few weeks ago that there would be a transition and he seemed okay with it then, but yesterday he was not okay after meeting with his new tutor. I had a meeting with him after that to see how it went. He ended up angry and yelling very loudly at me and stormed out of the McDonalds (where we do our meetings). It was a pretty horrible experience. Then as I left, he came back around the building and told me to tell John not to bother showing up on Thursday for math tutoring and continued yelling as he rode away. That was really not how I wanted things to end and after 1-1/2 years of tutoring, I certainly did not deserve being treated like that. Ugh. Unfortunately for him, he will have no more tutors because the literacy coordinator told me she cannot assign a tutor to someone with outbursts like that, which is too bad for him. Thank goodness that stress for me is done, although I wish it had a better ending.
I also got some lab results back. Blood work looks good, although my cholesterol was a little high. I also had a thyroid ultrasound done last week:
That was really interesting. I have never had an ultrasound done to me. Turns out I have small thyroid nodules, which would explain why I was feeling something in my throat. As with most thyroid nodules, these are benign and I just need to have an ultrasound yearly to make sure they aren’t getting bigger. So, lab work is pretty clean, but no real answer to my fatigue (other than stress). I am hoping once we get done with the move and work stress eases up that I will feel better. If not, there are some other tests I can have done, but for now I will just keep on keepin’ on!
On a fun note – We were at the mall on Saturday night and I found the perfect mug for me, even though I didn’t buy it LOL!