Thursday, January 15, 2009

Adding Glipizide

So even with my more healthy eating and all of the exercise the Metformin hasn't been cutting it lately. My last A1C was good, but I get some real high numbers after eating; especially after breakfast. So now my doctor has decreased my dosage on the Metformin and is supplementing it with Glipizide. So far so good; I've only been on it a week, but it seems to be helping a lot.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Master the Stair Master - Week 1

Let me start by saying I absolutely hate the Stair Master. I have tried it several times and I am no good at it and feel dead tired after 2 minutes, so I always just go right back to the tread mill or the bike where I feel much more comfortable.

My end goal here is to be able to do 45 minutes continuous on the Stair Master.

I started out this week by doing 5 minutes on the Stair Master Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This isn’t much but it is a start.

I am going to start off with a modest goal of increasing the duration by only 1 MINUTE each week. So next week I will do the Stair Master for 6 minutes for 3 days. Week 3 will be 7 minutes, etc… With just that modest of a goal I should hit my goal of 45 minutes in 40 weeks; that seems quite doable and it gives me a time frame that I can hit this year.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Finally! 100!

I can’t believe I finally completed this goal! By 85 I was hurting and the last 10 were absolute hell; my arms were shaking like hell, abs had completely given out, my back was screaming for me to stop. But I did it! Woohoo! This is a great start to the new year!