I havent done HIIT for a while, and I was flicking through a magazine on Tuesday night when I saw a brief little article about it. And I thought, hmmmm, why havent I done any interval cardio lately? The answer is "there is no answer"!! I've been concentrating on working my butt off with weights that I havent paid close attention to my cardio. Dont get me wrong, I'm not neglecting my cardio, I've just been doing either a steady state jog, or a steady state elliptical/cross trainer (I never know which to call it!)
Sooooooo guess what I did yesterday morning?!!!! Ah I forgot what a good workout it is... killer!! I decided to take the harder option - so stepped on the treadmill and did a combination of jog/sprint intervals... woooooohoooooo! Felt great! I had my little arms and legs pumping like you wouldn't believe! I had my ipod on, music blaring, going hard! The woman on the treadmill beside me kept looking at me, so I was beginning to wonder if I was breathing (panting!) really loudly or something! I couldn't hear a thing my music was so loud (it had to be loud to block out the tragic music they were playing at the gym).
Well I had an abdominal CT scan on Wednesday, what a bizarre experience that was. Felt like I was going into the Stargate. I had to fast for 4 hours (so my meals were buggered up again!), then have a barium drink, then have a dye injected. I've always been told that I have nice big veins, but I've never had an injection like that before. I feel like a bit of a human pincushion at the moment, the needle kept coming out of the vein when the dye tried to go in, so after the third attempt it stayed in long enough to get some dye into me. They dye makes you feel all hot, and you get this metallic taste in your mouth, weird. Then the needle popped out right at the end (stupid veins!!), and squirted dye under my skin - eeek! -. So the're quite sore today and bruises on both arms. What a great look that is. Lucky its winter and I can wear long sleeves!
Didnt finish work until quarter to 7 last night, then had to come home and prepare some more meals for the rest of the week as I'd run out. So I was very tired and grumbly last night. I felt absolutely exhausted last night so I decided to let my body rest and not go to gym today. Not that I feel any better for it, I feel totally stuffed - having all these tests seems to take it out of you, both phyically and mentally.
Anyway all this corruption of my schedule has me feeling a little frazzled. I'm hoping thats the last of the fasting and water loading for now. I'm getting a bit fed up of going to the medical centre to be honest. Its only been a week, but I've been up there every day! Hopefully in a few more days I'll have an answer.
I think I'm going to give myself another day off from gym tomorrow - I just dont feel well at the moment, quite lethargic. Off to bed early tonight I think.