Monday, February 14, 2011
I'm not really sure how to start this blog. A few emotions are going on.... frustration, I'm ticked off, confused... and perhaps a hint of relief (Ha!).
I haven't posted about Insanity further, because I haven't been able to continue it. Because the Day 1 workout was pretty tough, I decided to wait a day to do Day 2 - my muscles were killing me. Until yesterday, one of my calf muscles was still not right, I guess a bit of damage was done to it - I couldn't walk on it really well. So Day 2 never showed up. And then today, I went back to the chiropractor to start acupuncture treatments again. When I told her what I had been doing, trying to figure out what aggravated the issue again, including some snow shovelling, yoga, and the Insanity workout. She asked what that was, so I told her. She flat out said not to do it anymore. And that ticks me off because I really wanted to give it a good try - and hopefully succeed in completing the cycle. Because there ain't no way that my buddy Nicholas is going to finish it and NOT ME!!! LOL
(And for the record, she advised that I NOT do abdominal crunches anymore either - whew! dodged that bullet! haha)
So I'm pretty frustrated. Just wishing that this back/disc situation clears up so I can really return to a regular workout routine. I won't be running this week after all as I'll be still taking treatments, but the weather is warming up so I'll try to get out walking.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This is a short blog because I have no energy for a long one!
Not two minutes ago I finished my first workout for Insanity - the Plyometric Cardio. Perhaps that was the wrong one to start with, because it killed me. I never was able to do quick movements in cardio workouts, even when I was twenty years younger, but I did ok with this one. There were a few that I didn't do, and just did some other moves instead. And some of them I knew would aggravate that ongoing issue with my back, so.... Still kept the heart rate up pretty high though.
But holy crapola that was a workout!!! I think this will be what my body needs to shock its system. Because if this doesn't, nothing will! LOL
ok. now I need to go shower. :)
Happy Thursday all!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
ok, this has to be quick, I'm already late getting out the door this morning! (crazy, addictive spark!)
Week 1 of 2011 Goals got off to a great start. Four (yes, 4!) runs done. A round of hot yoga. Alls well so far. Yesterday evening I started some upper body strength training. Meh, I could have done more - I think I need to get away from the TV while I'm doing it, to concentrate more. I was also supposed to do some running yesterday - but it was too frickin cold. I'm in a training course this week - I plan to do a 45 minute walk during my lunch break if it isn't snowing too much, as predicted. Add food has improved a bit this week as well - already starting to see the numbers on the scale shift!
Have a great day all!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
2011. Wow. How did we get here!
This is the time of year when we start or renew our goals, say THIS TIME it is going to work. THIS TIME will be different. I'm guilty of that, we all are. I don't know what the magic wand looks like, but I wish I had one! Because each time, it takes a lot of work, both physically and mentally.
The physical won't happen if the mental isn't showing up for the game. I think that most of the battle IS mental, because if your mind has to be in the right place, for the right reasons, at the right time. That probably takes more work than any workout that I've ever done.
So that is my main goal for 2011 - focus on the why. Focus on what my reason is. Focus on the getting past myself and my excuses for not getting out there and moving. Because I know I (90% of the time) eat healthy and within reason, so my problem is movement.
I. Have. To. Move. Plain and simple.
So far this month, I've started back into running after back and hip injury. I'm starting from scratch so I don't overstress the muscles and joints in that area, and all looks good - no back ache or hip stiffness!. I don't want to set myself back again. Each week for the month I plan to add something to my routine:
Week 1 - running approximately 5 km every other day, starting at a 1:1 program. Each week will see an increase in a running portion of 1 minute increments, to a ultimate maximum of 10:1. Of course, that will increase my running distance accordingly. Each Saturday, its increments of an all out run, with a 1 minute rest period. For a distance of 10km. (that distance will increase in a couple of months)
Week 2 - adding upper body strength training 3x week. Each week will see an increase in weight and/or reps. Haven't fully worked that one out yet - it starts Jan 10.
Week 3 - a re-attempt of the 100-Push up Challenge.
Week 4 - Starting the 200-Squat Challenge. That one will be tough!
Why am I not starting all of this at once? Because I know that if I run in with my heels on fire, I'll burn up within two weeks. Maybe not even that. Its the mental! One step at a time.
What is it they say? Slow and steady wins the race?
I want to win.
Monday, November 29, 2010
So I'm going to put it out there. I gained a whole six pounds in a matter of a couple of weeks.
Six. My clothes don't fit well. I feel gross. Six pounds on a 5'1" frame looks more like 10 pounds.
And why did this happen? Because I can't move very much at the moment, and when I do, I pay for it afterwards with heaps amount of back/hip pain. And because I'm not moving, I'm bored, and therefore I eat. And not always good stuff. Like peanut butter dipped in chocolate chips. Yes its ohsogood, but who am I kidding? THAT'S the reason why I gained six pounds.
I just have to figure out how to get rid of this, because in the past getting rid of this took forever. Still does. I only originally lost it because of high stress levels about a year and a half ago. Can't go through that again. I'll have to ponder this conundrum as I sit here munching on baby carrots and drinking my water. blech. boring.
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