I feel a bit like the tortoise in the story of the tortoise and the hare. I haven't gotten back to the fitness gym for 2 weeks, but have been doing exercises in the pool. Yesterday I finally pulled out a dvd and walked in my apartment. Then I did my PT exercises. Oh are my IT Bands tight and sore. The part of my IT Bands that hurt are from my knee to my hips. I don't have arthritis in my hips, which is a good thing. Just need to get those IT bands stretched.
Today is Sunday and I usually take Sunday off from my exercise routine, but decided I would walk and then do the PT exercises again. I used the foam roller again to stretch my IT bands. It was quite painful, although one side is worse than the other.
My apartment is small, but I don't use that as an excuse when I don't exercise. I have plenty of other ones!! It also snowed today and I am feeling it in my joints. All the more reason to walk and stretch. I also use the stability ball when doing my PT exercises. That and the foam roller are right were I need them. Right out in the open in my living room. Staring right at me. I need that right now. I am battling some holiday depression and there is nothing better then some exercise to help with that.
Thanks for joining my journey or to those that follow regularly maybe I could get an encouraging spark mail. That sure would brighten my day. You know who you are. And I appreciate all my Spark friends!! You keep me coming back. Even when I don't feel like it!
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I am a blessed person to be able to spend this Thanksgiving with family; to hear from family in another state ; and to hear from friends all over the USA.
Happy to say I ate in moderation today and am pleased I was able to do that.
I am excited to be done with PT and now in a medical exercise program where I can use a pool to exercise and the rehab fitness room on land, too. The pool is great exercise. I never thought I really got that much exercise in the pool. But maybe my arthritis wasn't as bad then. I really feel the sore muscles when I use the pool now.
May you be thankful for the little things in life. I am definitely blessed to have the support of family and friends in my weight loss journey.
Still having trouble getting the tracking food routine down. Not really sure why. Maybe it is because it seems like I eat so much I would be tracking all the time. Sigh...I see the Sports Medicine Doctor tomorrow and hoping he will give me a shot in my right knee and maybe prescribe PT for my IT Bands. I went to Sam's Club this morning and I wasn't sure I was going to make it around the store.
I did make it through the store with only a few items. That was a good thing. I resisted the candy and chips. They sure were tempting. Got some grapes and frozen berries. Looking forward to some smoothies. I have an avocado, yogurt and almond milk. That will make a good one. The frozen berries, almond milk and yogurt with make a few more.
I would sure like to lose more weight as I have regained some I lost over the last two years. I am maintaining at this weight. That I am pleased about.
I was prescribed Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Therapy. I haven't started to notice a different yet. Hopefully I will this winter.
Maybe next blog I will have some goals to share. Until then, take care,
I have been struggling with my mental illness. I attempted suicide and finally realized that God has a plan for me. He will take me when it is my time and not before. I am looking forward to each new day. It is time to reevaluate my exercise
and eating habits.
I really believe I have been given a second chance to prove to myself that I am a good person. My self image needs to be built up some more. I know it is not going to be easy. I am determined to start each day new. Not live in the past. Let go and let God.
I know I am a strong person. I have lived through some very difficult things. I want my Spark friends to know I am back. I love SP!!
Remember...it is what you make it. So make it great!!