Friday, June 25, 2010
We switched providers. Oh well, guess that's what they wanted. I guess in their mind people are too lazy to switch to get the "new" discounts. Didn't happen. Still got my free smart phone... well.. yeah, it's been shipped anyway
Friday, June 25, 2010
I hate my body. I wish it was a mathematical machine. I should have lost 20+ pounds by then if it was that. I've done the requisite cut out 500 calories a day. I burn well over 3500 calories per week in exercise. Why is the scale stuck? Yes, I've lost 14 pounds in 14 weeks, but it needs to be a little faster than that. I'm on a 2 pound a week diet/exercise plan but that's not happening. Has my metabolism stopped? I am so freaking frustrated with it all. The only good in it... at least I love working out. I just wish I could see some changes from it. I still feel dumpy and frumpy and I hate that. Boo hiss.
and no the inches aren't coming off either although I'm weight training. I'm not cheating, I don't get it.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Well the weight loss seems to have come to a slow crawl..like it was actually moving very fast to begin with. Whatever!! This elbow thing is getting to me a bit, but I'm still thrashing away in the gym. Did my leg workout today. Had to move weights on the leg press (totally forgot about that), so was very careful with the weight distribution on the right arm. Made sure that the left arm did all the work and the right was just a guide. Upped some of my weights YAY, and overall felt it was a good workout. Felt a little weak at times, but I think that's because my calorie count is low. I didn't eat last night because I was justifying my lunch (with cherry cobbler), so I wasn't sure where I truly was on calories, although I guestimated. Except for the cobbler (which was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good), my overall selections were heavy on the protein (sirloin kabob and beans), so I feel fairly confident that I didn't go over.
Played a little sand volleyball last night. It was fun and frustrating. I'm not very good at it and then the last two years of not playing at all because of my feet just didn't help matters any. I have to admit I think I moved a little faster this time than the last time I played (few weeks ago), but that's about it. Hubby just says I get too tense when the ball is coming to me so that's why I screw up. So I have to learn how to relax. It's that I think I have to be perfect at everything mentality that is just lying in the back of my mind. and on another note, practiced a bit to make sure the elbow could handle the game. Then of course did the requisite Aleve and heat after we got home. I had fun anyway. Sat out the last couple of games when my foot started hurting in the area where the plate was. I still have some calcium undergrowth there where it hasn't filled all the way in.
I'm just babbling here because I haven't posted in awhile. Nothing much truly going on. Slow weight loss, trying to stay on track and not get frustrated and not let the scale bully me into a bad mood. Noticed it was a little slow at least in my friend group.
Keep on moving people, that's where the stuff happens!!!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I broke down, went to the doc yesterday. Already had a follow up with the foot doctor, so thought I would kill two birds with one stone. This tendinits in my elbow is worse than I've ever experienced. I go to scratch my head and totally lose my arm in pain. WT heck is going on?
He does the requisite poking and prodding, making me writhe in pain. Asks if I had heard a pop, no, no pops. Okay, you have triceps tendinitis. Sherri, most people get biceps tendinitis (tennis elbow). Told him, well I have to be different. Anyway, two more weeks of absolutely NO arm weight lifting Just when I was getting my arms to start looking pretty again. UGHHHHHHHH I HATE IT.
I guess that will force me to do much more cardio and work on my legs harder. Will have to drop some of my exercises for my legs but can always make up for it with the machines.
I hate the body failing on me. It's not supposed to happen to me. No, no, no. Well, I didn't get too upset, went and did over an hour of cardio. The elliptical and treadmill and I are about to become great friends. I would like to be able to brush my hair without screaming in pain.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
My over 40 friends and collegues and fellow Sparkers can probably relate better to this than you "young" folks, but.. isn't it frustrating to be doing so well in the gym or out running or whatever exercise it is that you do, possibly just coming off an injury, sickness, sometime of setback and the body FAILS you again. So frustrating, so inconvenient. Last two years, two foot surgeries and one knee surgery, arthritis beyond belief in my kness. So, I've healed from the surgeries, still have a few issues in the feet, gotten the requisite shots in the knees and have been back in the gym. Down 14 pounds, starting to tone up and look like I work out again. Yay me. Couple of weeks ago.. few twinges in the elbow. Oh, it's tendinitis, I get it about every four or every five years because I've been typing my whole life. It'll go away, little heat, little Advil. Working out in the gym in Cancun (oh heavens it was horrible ), trying to do an exercise for my shoulders, omygosh, I can't lift my elbow all the way up, the pain!!!!! Hmmmm, it was last exercise no biggie.
So go to the gym on Monday, get through most of my chest exercises without too much of an issue, had a little with the cable crosses, but lowered the weight. Okay, dummy, why don't you quit lifting and just do cardio. Give your elbow a rest. Helllllllllllooooo anybody home. Yesterday... omygoodness gracious, every move I made with my arm caused pain and weakness. What the heck is wrong with me. I tossed and turned and cried last night because every time I moved my arm (yes of course it's my right arm and I'm right handed), I was awakened. Stupid elbow, stupid elbow, stupid elbow.
So, now it's braced, I'm going to do CARDIO only for two weeks to let it heal. Stupid body failure. WHY, WHY, WHY NOW. I don't want to get derailed. Why isn't there a magic potion to make me feel better. Finally got my brain over the hump of this isn't happening fast enough and then my physical status gets thrown off.
But I am a stronger person now. I can work through this little setback. It's not going to knock me off the course of being a totally fit HOT 47 year old mother of two. It might slow me down a little bit, but hey a little extra cardio won't kill me.
Life's challenges are there for a reason. To help you grow. To make you stronger. To provide a lesson. Don't let the setbacks throw you for a loop or derail your plans. They may divert you to a different path, or they may just delay you some, just don't fall back into your traps of thinking...
Oh well it's wasn't meant to be
I gues somebody is trying to tell me that I can't be fit
Why does this always happen to me
Screw it, I'll just go back to what I was doing, it didn't hurt as much
Delete all those negative thoughts. Stay on your positive track. Life happens. It's how you react to life's events that determine your course.
so while I was writing this, I'm drinking my water, with my bent injured elbow... and almost dump a 32 oz cup of water on my keyboard ...oops... It will get better
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