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change of plans...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Well, I had my oral surgery appointment today. The one where you get to ask a bunch of questions and all that good stuff. This is the breakdown, what I remember.

-liquid diet for at least 30 days, some people lose 10-20lbs during this period
-not likely to have mouth wired shut, more likely to have rubber bands
-I'll be swollen like no other for the first few days
-My face will not be completely normal... for a long time *until after healing from second surgery, which will be 3-6months after this one in October
-I won't be working for 30days after my surgery
-I am not allowed to run, swim or anything except walk for 3months after my surgery
-Because of PT restrictions, I need to talk to the HPARC and figure out when my PT test really will be... cause there's no way I can take it in February. Well, ok, if God did a miracle, then I could take it and pass...

Hubby thinks that because of the vegetable state I will be in recovering from the surgery, I need to build up as much muscle as I can, and not focus too much on burning fat. I'm inclined to believe him, but I might double check with the nutritionist at Tripler. I'm sure he's seen a ton of surgery patients. Or something. Anyway, because of this I'm changing my Lean P90 workout to the Classic. It sort of works out perfectly, since today marks my first complete week of P90.

The new game plan:
Sat: Plyo
Sun: Shoulders & Arms, ARX, 1.5mi timed run
Mon: YogaX
Tues: Legs & Back, ARX, sprints/intervals
Wed: Kenpo/30-45min TJ
Thurs: Rest/Stretch, 30min long run
Fri: Chest & Back, ARX , 30min long run *either Thurs/Fru

I'm debating if I should change my running days. I go back to work on Monday, and my schedule will require me to PT with my workplace on Tues/Suns/Thurs depending on what set of shifts I'm on. This relatively fits into my schedule, however--MY running plan doesn't always fit THEIR running plan :P I know Sundays I can get away with doing my own running routine, since they always play sports and I cannot because of my jaw... but I'm not sure about the rest of it. Guess I'll find out next week when I go back to work.

That's all I got for now. I was a little depressed so I ate some fried chicken today after running. Hubs and I actually did a whole 29min jogging! I'm stoked. Longest I've run yet. He led and started out slow (slower than I would have) but I think it helped because I was able to keep going. Besides the long run is about continuing to run, regardless of speed. Over time the goal is to increase the distance covered in 30min...Speaking of which, Garmin wasn't working for me, so I need to see how far we ran...

Time for bed. I'm waaay late.



Thursday, September 17, 2009

I can't believe that tomorrow (to me it's still Wed night since I haven't slept yet) I'll have done one whole week of my P90/running regime.
Thurs: rest/stretchx & long run
Fri: core synergistics & long run (either long run on Thurs or Fri)
Sat: cardiox
Sun: arms&shoulders & 1.5mi timed; also should do ab workout
Mon: yogax
Tues: legs&back & intervals; also should do ab workout
Wed: 30-45Min turbo jam

I had to modify some of it, like I don't feel like I get a great cardio workout from kenpox so I do TJ. Today I did cardioblast, and the sitting down part of Ab Jam. Although, my abs are super weak. It's a little frustrating, but good to know I have to start somewhere.

Eating has been going ok. I think adding in all the veggies really helps, plus I've found a new knack for using the hubby's cast iron skillet, that has grooves in it. So it's like grilling, inside the house. Squash is good, and today I did asparagus. :) a little steak with quinoa and asparagus-delicious! I'm also waiting for my 5factor diet book to come, it was supposed to come today, but something is up with shipping. I emailed them to ask, cause I want my book! :) I also think that because we're starting to wean baby off of breastmilk, it might be aiding in my losing weight. I think my body was so confused trying to make the milk, that regardless of the amount of calories I took in, I wasn't losing any weight (for like a whole month) of working out and watching what I ate. Kind of frustrating. My friend told me that she didn't lose any weight until she stopped bfing. So... yeah. I guess I might be one of those people!

Time to head to bed... tomorrow I need to start my hw, my test is only open from the 17-21 Sep.. and I need to read a chapter. Can't start and stop the test, once it's open-gotta finish! :)

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VRCATON 9/17/2009 10:56PM

    Great job keeping up with the exercise program. I'm so proud of you working out while your baby is little .. I'm trying to lose babyfat, my baby is 10!! Good on you!

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PASTORJEFF2 9/17/2009 6:52AM

    Keep up the good work. Plan it and do it.

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Can I?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well, I've opted to try and do P90x with my friend. We're doing the lean routine. She just started today, this would be my fifth day. I'm supposed to do Legs & Back. But I really don't want to.

Walked with Sarah this morning, 3miles before heading to the beach with the babies. Sadly we didn't get a ton of time in the water, but it was still fun to be in the water for a little bit. Anyway. After a long day, and all that goodness, I'm not too keen on the workout.

Well I would have been willing to do it earlier, but my house guest wanted to watch Major Payne. Boo. She monopolized the TV. As I type this, it's finished, but it's already 1130pm! :/

Alrighty, guess I can do what my hubby tells me to do... "just do 5 minutes..."


Lack of Positive...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I don't think I realized how important it was to be positive, until I was around someone who isn't naturally positive. In fact, her general inclination is to be blame others. She assumes that you're guilty until you prove otherwise. She asks questions in a very mean tone, she is just... mean. Or rude. I'm not quite sure.


I think it's funny that my last blog- was right before I found out I was pregnant... and I got morning sickness... and I stopped working out the first trimester.. and I got FAT! 50lbs of fat. Ok, some of it was baby... but here I am... back again. Trying to lose the baby 30lbs, PLUS an extra 10lbs on top of that to get to healthy weight (143).

Here we go again!

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AWESOMEA 9/13/2009 10:01PM

    You can do it, just hang in there!!

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There's always something...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sadly, during the Ironman and afterwards things weren't quite like I had planned. Although hubby was a doll and went out and got me a very nice band to do workouts on the go with, I hardly used it during our Kona trip. And we ate a lot. Then I got back, and life just seemed so crazy all of October.

So, thankfully it's November now. Which also means it's closer to the marathon. Here's the gameplan: cardio (spinning, running, swimming) with P90 upper body workouts + yoga (about 3-4 times/week). Then, getting back into my healthy eating. You know this past week I ate junk food THREE times! I went to Taco Bell, I had multiple slices of pizza, and Wendys. Not normal. I would like to blame it on good ole aunt flo, but I'm still waiting around a little for her to show up. The point is, it's all me. I will not be making excuses anymore.

Bringing me to another point. Don't worry, I took a test yesterday and it came out negative. And it's most likely not a false negative, since aunty is due to visit yesterday or today. Probable story-stress has caused it to be delayed. But believe me, I have DEFINITELY been PMSing. Very badly in fact.

BUT the most amazing thing is that through this storm, God has been so faithful. He reminded me that I prayed in HIS timing he would bless us with a child. He reminded me I told myself that we wouldn't start trying until I was down to 135lbs. He reminded me that through everything David went through...he chose to still PRAISE the Lord.

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:11

Praise is different than thanksgiving. One you are doing because God is God and the other is because he has done something for you. I want to continue to praise him, regardless of my circumstances. It's like Hillsong... All of my life, in every season you are still God, I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship (Desert Song). I love it.

I am loved by a great God. I am richly blessed.
May you too remember how blessed you are to be called a child of the Most High God.

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/2/2008 8:42AM

    God's promises are True. He is faithful. Keep up the great perspective.
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