Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 128

Workout: Course 3 on the bike

Records were shattered this evening!

10.7 miles, and 489 calories. I was haulin ass tonight!

It's time to get back on a regular exercise routine. Meds have been switched up, I've got a clearer picture of things (financially, etc), it's time to get back to my routine.

Not much more to say, other than, GO BRONCOS!!!



Jim

Monday, October 13, 2014

Days 125-127

Exercises:

125: Energy! (10/4/14)

126: Course 2, 9.34 miles, 425 calories (10/10/14)

127: Course 2, 10.2 miles, 467 calories (today)

Yes, I know I have been away for a while, but there's an explanation as to my absence.

I have been withdrawn and reserved from people for the good part of a month. I have been apathetic towards a lot. Why?

Lexapro. My anxiety meds.

I got on Anxiety meds this time last month to calm the anxiety that seems to skyrocket when my ADHD meds, Vyvanse, wears off.

Lexapro has made me feel lethargic, tired, sapped of energy, and again, apathetic. The good news was, the Lexapro was helping quell my anxiety. The bad? It quells emotions in general, and I hate that. I don't even cheer much during WVU games (although I did get outta my seat and go crazy when Josh Lambert nailed that 55 yd FG vs. Taco Tech on Saturday.)

Tomorrow is a doctor's appointment... I am going to tell the doc what's been going on with the Lexapro and see what we can do about dosages or switching up the meds.

Today, I took some Cellucor (Fruit Punch) to mix with my water before a workout. It gave me energy, I plowed through on the bike, took a shower, and now I feel worlds better.

Talk tomorrow after the doc's appt.



Jim

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 124 (2014)

Workout: Course 2/10.3 miles/470 calories.

Okay, September turned into "Slacking Off" month... I am not happy about it, and I plan on making up for lost time in October... starting tonight.

I am so glad I got on that bike... I'm sweaty, I'm exhausted, and I'm relieved. Didn't feel like getting the mat out tonight, so just hop on the bike.

I've been stressing out and worrying about my car situation for the last month. I've been worried about the funding for a car... however, I believe the Good Lord will provide for me. There may FINALLY be a light at the end of this tunnel. The era of my little Saturn is about to come to an end. More on that later.

There's a few people in my life that I really, really, really miss right now. They've been on my mind the last week or so... it sucks when you don't get to talk to them like you were talking to them during the summer. Oh well. Life happens sometimes. However, I am confident that everything will be okay.

I've been thinking a lot lately about my future... things are looking up, but it's going so bleeping slow. I hate it. But, I know I gotta take this shit one day at a time.

I haven't been to counseling in the last few weeks due to my car situation. However, I was able to schedule an appointment for this Friday. Lots to discuss.

That's it for tonight. Off to Stupidville tomorrow.


Jim

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 123 (2014)

Workout: FatBurner

I have not exercised in ten days. In those 10 days, I have been one miserable-ass person (physically.) I have been working a lot, as well as worrying about some financial troubles. Namely, my next vehicle. My Saturn is currently on its last leg now. I had a good run with that car... it's been everywhere with me; everywhere in West Virginia, especially Morgantown, then elsewhere is Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Columbus, Charlotte, Asheville, and Myrtle Beach. But, all good runs must come to an end.

But, today's workout felt GREAT! Love just getting on that mat and getting my sweat rolling.

The Vyvanse and the Lexapro seem to be working as a formidable tag-team with my brain and emotions. That's great. So worried the ADHD & Anxiety meds were gunna try to fight each other, but they're working in harmony.

Not much more to say.



Jim

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 122 (2014)

Workout: Energy!

Decided to do some basic DDPYoga today. Wanted to workout, but didn't wanna go on too long. So, Energy was on today's agenda.

Had the day off from work, and I'm headed back to Steubenville tomorrow.

I am so happy I am now on anxiety meds... I do NOT feel jumpy or nervous at all. I don't worry about stupid shit, and if I do, it doesn't ruminate constantly throughout my mind. Frankly, I've had a lot more happier thoughts since I got on those meds. Holy sh*t... these meds actually DO WORK! And, I actually slept through the whole night without waking up once! This is great! Swig of beer for the doctors for prescribing this medical gimmick to me.

Looking forward to the game in Morgantown this weekend vs. #4 Oklahoma. Should be a packed house full of energy.



Jim

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 121 (2014)

Workout: FatBurner

Okay, so I haven't done DDPYoga in 12 days. Glad I finally decided to end that. Yes, the bike is nice, but nothing beats a DDPYoga workout. Bustin' ass, sweatin' everywhere, and that's the bottom line!

Yesterday, I went to the doctor. It was a follow-up appointment from my August visit. I've lost 4 lbs since then, and I had to talk to the doctor about my ADHD medicine. Yes, the Vyvanse is doing a great job with helping me focus and concentrate on my work and other bullshit throughout the day...but, as soon as that medicine wore off, my anxiety and irritability shot up like a firework on the 4th of July. Seriously, I was worrying about shit that most likely won't happen. I was making mountains out of molehills in my mind! And, that shit could ruin my interpersonal relationships I have with other people. Hell, my depression ruined a friendship back in April. No way was I going through this again.

Before going to the doctor, I did some research, and found that it may not be a good idea to take ADHD AND anxiety meds at the same time, so I had no idea what to expect. After a long, extensive, and educational session with my doctor, I am still on the Vyvanse... and now I am on Lexapro for my anxiety! The pharmacist told me to take the Vyvanse in the morning as prescribed, and to take the Lexapro later in the day. At lunch, my anxiety went through the roof again! So, I popped that Lexapro sumbitch with my afternoon dose of Flaxseed Oil supplement! And, by the time 1pm rolled around, I was a lot more calm and collected! Holy shit, these meds actually work!

Just gotta roll with the punches the rest of this week. Car's in the shop for repairs and I am tight on money for the next week or so. Don't worry, the Plan B I was going to execute for Atlanta will be executed very soon!

Talk soon!



Jim

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 120 (2014)

Workout: Course 3 on the bike

Okay, had a long day in Stupidville today. Had to finish someone else's title, and now I see why they turned it over to me... the last part is a bleeping doozy! So, I spent most of the day on that, and I was going to go to the office and type up most of what I had tomorrow with the intention of going back on Friday. But, the project supervisor asked me to go back up there tomorrow to finish it up and show a new guy around the records room. Hopefully, they're not stupid.

But, tonight, I got on that bike... and I SET NEW RECORDS!!!

I cranked out 10.3 miles and burned off 472 calories! Oh hell yeah!!

Anyway, I gotta go back to Stupidville tomorrow, so it's an early bedtime for me tonight.






Jim