Thursday, December 20, 2012

Laundry Workout

I frequently get behind on laundry (it's my most hated chore) so I came up with this for days when I have several loads to do.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Where I've been lately.

It started a few months ago. I had done a few rest days and was getting ready to do my next week of Insanity.

I fired up the DVD and started in on the warmup. I felt GREAT for the first 2 cycles...and then I felt like I got punched in the chest.

It was actually pretty scary at the time. I felt like my chest was in a vice. In hindsight, I should have gone to the hospital but I waited to see if it would go away. It took a LONG time (several hours) to feel normal.

I didn't die and didn't have any other weird effects so it wasn't a heart attack.

I decided to put Insanity on the back burner and try something else...

That is, until I started getting chest pains during the day for no reason. I realized I also felt freaked out for no reason (not just because my chest hurt), nauseated, and I wanted to cry.

I was having anxiety attacks. Bad ones. All day long. At least one day I week I was in pain for 75% of the day. Good days were when it only happened once.

So.....I unplugged and shut out the world. No business, no blog, seriously limited Facebook, and I didn't take phone calls. I made sure the boys were alive and fed. The house went to hell and I devoured a book a day (sometimes more if they were short enough). This went on for a week.

I emerged with no chest pain, a messy house, and a business with dust on it. I was ready to jump back in...but trying "too hard" triggered another day of chest pain.

I had to take baby steps. One chore a day. One post a day. And so on...

I've also increased my Magnesium...which is another post.

It's getting better and I'm managing things a bit better. I'm back!


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