My doctor called this morning with the results of my 24-hour heart monitor test two weeks ago. He said I'm "basically fine" but I do have a slight arrhythmia. It's nothing serious enough to warrant medication or surgery, but just something to be aware of. He did mention a few things that slightly concerned him. My heart rate is pretty high when I exercise (which I already knew.) At one point while I was sleeping my heart rate dropped down to 37. He also mentioned there was a 2-second gap when there was no heart beat recorded. My dr now wants me to get an echo cardiogram. He said he thinks of the heart in two parts, electrical and plumbing. The heart monitor helped him get a better look at the "electrical" part of my heart. Now he wants to look at the "plumbing" which is the reason for the EC. Overall I'm not too concerned. It sounds like my heart beat is slightly abnormal but nothing to make me change anything. I can stick with my regular exercise routine, which I'm happy about. It will be interesting to see what my "plumbing" looks like.
As for my workouts, I think I've finally hit my first slump. I've been waiting to come off my high and I think I'm finally down. I'm still going to the gym 4-5 days/week but I'm not really "feeling" it somedays. I've had to drag myself out of bed the past week just to get my butt out the door (something that wasn't a problem the past two months.) My weight loss has stalled which is annoying. I'm sure that can be attributed to my choice in foods the past 2 weeks. I've stuck with my 1450 cals/day but have chosen a couple things I know I shouldn't have. So, I'm using this post to re-dedicate myself to this. I know I need to push myself harder, instead of just being okay with my usual 3 miles and then 100 crunches. I need to do more. I read a sign this morning at the gym that said "The average weight gained during the holidays is 10 lbs." I don't want to be "average" so I need to step it up. Who is with me?! With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming, it's going to be hard but I'm sure I can do it. What about you?
I'm a strong-willed woman, wife, mom of three, LDS, U of U grad, runner, gymnastics fanatic, card maker, piano player, slightly OCD, singer, chocolate lover, office manager, cancer survivor, and friend. I started this blog to keep in touch with family and friends, and it slowly turned into my own personal therapeutic outlet. Nothing better than typing out your thoughts, trying to make sense of life.