Saturday, 14 April 2012

It's been a week

hi guys. I've not had the best week ever. On Wednesday one of clients passed away and it being my first actual client witnessed death, I've been taking it a little hard. I am glad that she passed away at home, but her poor husband had no idea she had passed on and we (coworker and I) had to give him the bad news. My Coworker told me I could leave at that point, but I decided to stay and help the husband call his family while she called the office, and wait for family to arrive so he wouldn't be alone with her.

I've been using the treadmill all week as well, and I am really enjoying it. I also saw my doctor on Tuesday and got the bad news that my blood pressure is through the roof. She's giving me the month to see if I can bring it down with low sodium diet/increased activity before putting me on medications for it.

I don't really feel like working on Follow Me right now. Doesn't seem very appropriate

I think I might pull out another project to work on.

I did say I would talk about the treadmill. I got the Nordictrack C1750 and after a bit of a time getting it together.. (One of the screw holes, the threading was messed up so we had to use a tap and die tool to fix it) I was ready to GO

It has a program in it called iFit. That is what you use for downloading workouts to the machine. There are many different programs like Power Walking, Get Fit, Lose Weight.. whatever you think you want to do. After signing up on the website, it asks for your age, height, weight, and activity level. Then you browse through the different Training programs. I picked Get Fit and started with the intensity level 1. It's an 8 week program that you do 3-4 days a week. It started me with 20 mins each workout, but after 4 of them it bumped it up to 30.

The drawback to the treadmill is that you pretty much need it connected to the internet. It uses the connection to download your workouts from the iFit site, and then upload your progress to the site. Also apparently if the computer module stops working, you have a very expensive doorstop. I bought the extended warranty JUST IN CASE of that!

Monday to Friday I do the assigned workouts, and Saturday I use Google Maps to plan my own route and watch my progress on Street View which is completely awesome. I don't feel like this is drag to do, I find it very fun in fact.

Sunday I'm doing NOTHING! Well, except work. :( That is it for now. I hope everyone is doing well, and I love seeing all your progress and finish pictures :)


  1. I'm sorry your week hasn't been too nice:-( Must be hard telling to a man his wife passed away. Maybe it's something you'll get more familiar with, but I suppose you never get used to it.
    Good thing you had a lot of activity and fun with your treadmill. Keep up the good work!

  2. Hi Pandy. I'm sorry you had a bad week. Hopefully the coming week will be better.


  3. Hello

    just found your blog.
    I'm sorry to hear about your sad week, it must have been hard for you.

    You have some lovely stitching and I love your Mirabilia birthday stash!
    Hope you have a better week.


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