Friday, January 13, 2012

Donating blood + Day 4: Push-ups

Donating Blood

I donated blood today.  Or at least I tried to.  I guess I wasn't quite hydrated enough, because they couldn't get my blood flowing quickly enough to fill up the bag within the allotted time.  This is utterly depressing for me, because they in critical need of pints of blood - and all I needed to have done was drink more water.  Le sigh. 
They are doing a promotion this year.  If you sign up for you next 3 appointments, you're entered into monthly prizes!  I did that, so my next three donations are March 9, May 4, and it should have been June 29, but since my wedding is on the 30, I moved my third donation slot to July 2.  You also get to sign their board saying that you are participating in the program. 
They suggested that I take a baby aspirin the day before I plan to donate to help get my blood flowing.  This makes me a little nervous, because the questionnaire asks if you have taken any aspirin the day before.  Are you supposed to say yes to that question then?  I don't know if I'll do it or not.  I also need to ask next time whether my going to Jamaica in October will prevent me from donating at all.

Woo-Hoo!  I feel like I'm getting stronger.  My set of push-ups today was challenging.  I suspect that Sunday's won't be any easier.  I really do think it is easiest for me to get out of bed and start my day by doing either of the reps.  Yesterday's sit-ups didn't make my abs sore.  I need to make sure that I am doing them correctly.  Tonight, I need to add the sit-up pages from the website to my notebook. 

Today's push-ups:
Set 1: 9
Set 2: 11
Set 3: 8
Set 4: 8
Set 5: 11

Yesterday's sit-ups:
Set 1: 9
Set 2: 9
Set 3: 7
Set 4: 7
Set 5: 20!!

My scale might need a new battery again, because there is no way I lost 10 lbs since Monday! Haha, if only I could believe it.   Someday (soon) it will read accurately the reading it gave me this morning. 

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