Thursday, April 12, 2012
So today's the first time in a week I've felt something resembling normal. I woke up feeling great, and experienced no vertigo at all until the last 15 minutes of my workout! I got through an hour of boot camp, and 15 minutes of abs... the only reason I experienced any was we did this crazy crunch that's where we bend BACK over a ball, and crunch up high... going back was a bad idea... it put my head below my heart, and when all that blood rushed to my head, it started to spin!
There's still a distinct tilt to the world, but I've adjusted to that, more or less, and I was able to run! I'm still not up to capacity, and I can tell I haven't worked out intensely in a week.
Tomorrow's a new step class; a new instructor took over two weeks ago, and she's supposed to be really good and intense, but between not knowing she'd started and the vertigo thing, I haven't been able to try. After that's my favorite body blast class; I haven't been to that one in three weeks because of the vertigo and the instructor being out of town.
I feel better now that I'm moving again, and I'm really, really wanting to get out and work out tonight, too; I'm thinking of walking down to the gym by my street, where the gym I am a member of bought the old crappy gym, so I got access without any extra monthly fees, and trying out the treadmills there. I'm still not quite comfortable walking on the streets alone at night yet as wobbly as I am.
I'll think of something more inspiring tomorrow. ;)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Feeling a good bit better today. It's a good thing, too; I've only got one of my meclizine (the dizziness med) left. Still have some antibiotics to finish. I did oversleep, so I missed 30 minutes of the 45 minute heart pumpin' class. I went for the last 15 minutes, then spent 30 minutes talking to a friend in the locker room.
Not my most productive gym visits.
Yesterday I did pretty well, though. I did the 1 hour boot camp, and actually got some real running in... including one 30 second sprint race against a friend. We were keeping pace, then I started sprinting as fast as I could and said "Can't catch me!" She kept up. ;) This is especially amusing because she insists she's not a runner, and hates doing so... but yay for peer pressure, since we got her doing boot camp anyway.
I did 30 mins of yoga, but had to stop because the butt-in-air poses made my vertigo go crazy. They moved Yoga to Tuesdays.
I do plan on getting up and walking tonight, and see if I can finish another Zombies, Run! mission.
So far, I'm doing REALLY well on my calories for the day; I'm not quite at my minimum yet, and I've already had dinner. I made eggplant mini pizzas for supper. They were REALLY fantastic, and so good for me!
I also appear to be addicted to New York Style brand ranch pita chips. Oh WOW, they're good!
I'm planning a big salad later to fill in the gaps on my calorie range. I've done well with veggie intake, too.
So, this is hardly an exciting entry, and far from my usual inspirational amazingness, but there you go.
And I just realized I forgot to blog yesterday! Bad Heather!
Monday, April 09, 2012
So I'm on day FIVE of not being able to go to the gym.
This vertigo thing sucks. I've gotten used to eating at a certain level, and while I've adjusted my sparkpeople goals to reflect my current temporary activity level, I'm having a hard time staying in those ranges. If I don't get back in the gym soon, I'm going to start gaining weight!
Plus I just feel restless and icky. I LIKE exercising. I love the way it makes me feel, the pain of DOMS, the whole nine yards. Tonight I'm going to go for a walk no matter what... if I end up falling over into the ditch, so be it. I may also do some yoga, maybe it'll relax me.
Tonight is the night that a new local Mexican place opens up. In our tradition, we're going on the first day like we always do. We like being able to say that we've been "eating here since day 1."
So I have to stop eating now if I want to have ANY calories left for that. Sigh.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
And would someone PLEASE tell me how to deal with my neighbor's psychotic, NEVER-stopping dog? That doesn't involve a hotdog and a tylenol PM?
Seriously, this thing's only about a foot tall, and maybe 20 lbs, but it has a HUGE bark, and it NEVER shuts up... ever. It's always going, all the time. God forbid you walk by the house.
The people who live there don't seem to care. Once in a while, if they hear someone screaming at it to shut up as they walk by, they'll half-heartedly come to the door and tell it to be quiet. These people have a history of ignoring barking dogs.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I don't really do cheat days. I eat healthy all the time, I don't diet, I don't binge (or at least, I try.)
Today though, I'm just plain tired of tracking, and still hungry... so I'm going to just declare it a cheat day, and start over tomorrow. ;)
I'm done eating for now (and I have been since 9) but I figure I'm sitting right at 2,000 calories. A little over my usual 1900 max, but I can deal with that.
I drank a lot more of my calories than I usually did, and had a couple of sodas I shouldn't have. Tomorrow, ALL water. Period. That's my rule. I will drink NO calories at all. All of my calories will come from things that must be chewed.
I'll be getting a lot of boiled eggs tomorrow, anyway, as it's my husband's family reunion at the family farm, and there's always a metric crapton of boiled eggs for the hunt (seriously, I've never seen so many real eggs. They haven't gone all plastic like most folks.) NOt that I"m complaining; I love eggs.
I'm also not worried about sabotaging myself tomorrow food wise, as the reunion always has a potluck-style buffet line with tons of finger foods, and I usually eat pretty lightly. Too busy feeding kids and talking to family. :)
Either way, I'm not fretting. One weekend won't undo my efforts, although I just might gain back that lb I lost last week.
In other news: It's apparently "let's starve myself with under 1200 calorie diets" night in the Diet and Nutrition forum. I think I should just go to bed.
Also: Head still spinning. Unhappy about this.
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