Today is shaping up to be an awesome day in a pretty big way!
Super Mega Awesome Thing 1: I had a doctor’s appointment today and I’m officially done taking my heart medicine! The palpitations that were still bothering me a bit last month are pretty much gone – only bothering me about once a week – so there’s no need to continue with the medicine. The doctor said it may be another month or two before they’re gone completely but things should be feeling much better from here on out. Talk about a relief! I also get to cut my thyroid medicine in half again and I don’t have to have blood drawn again until August. While the doctor was super late (I used the table for stretching and yoga while I waited haha), I totally forgave her after she gave me happy news.
Super Mega Awesome Thing 2: I took today off from work since I didn’t know how long my doctor’s appointment was going to last. It was done relatively quickly so I have the whole day to hang out. Yay! I went right from the appointment to the gym and got in a good treadmill workout. I normally hate the treadmill but today I decided to throw in some intervals to keep from getting too bored. I did a quick warm up, turned on the View, and then did a slow quarter mile – increasing the treadmill speed by .2 every quarter mile for a full mile. When I reached my top speed, I did an extra lap and then decreased my speed by .2 every quarter mile for another full mile. Including a warm up and cool down I ended up covering 2.5 miles and it felt like it went by really quickly. Maybe it was because Neil Patrick Harris was on the View. He’s so funny.
I followed up the treadmill workout with some lifting. This is huge for me since I’m terrified of lifting at the gym. It turns out absolutely no one works out at 11:15 am on a Thursday so I had a great time by myself in the weight room – though I completely stuck to the machines. I did arms and back since I’ve been doing a lot of legs at home. I’m so excited that I got this workout in – especially since I was supposed to do some lifting with Katie this morning and I slept through my alarm after a migraine kept me up most of the night. Boo for that but the workout is done and I feel pretty great!
Super Mega Awesome Thing 3: I’m going to the Healthy Living Summit in August!
I’ll be rooming with the delightfully super mega awesome Allison from Happy Tales Blog, Jess from In My Healthy Opinion, and Jenny from Feet of Fancy. I’m beyond excited to meet these lovely ladies. We’re already putting together plans to dance like flailing octopi (octopuses??) so if you’re in the Philly area make sure you check us out! 🙂
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday and is staying cool. The current “feels like” temperature in DC is 106. Holy wowza, this is going to be one hot summer!