Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yes, I just posted a picture of a sock. Would you think anything as simple as a sock could cause terrible pain? Well, it has for me.
You see, I was putting on my sock yesterday afternoon and pulled a muscle in my back! How does this happen? I guess I was probably in a weird position as I stood and tried putting on my sock because when you're heavy, this stuff is like performing magic tricks. This trick failed and caused my back to tweak right around my right hip area.
I'm sure my hubby thought it was pretty neat to have to help me get undressed last night and help me get dressed today, but let me tell you - it's darn embarrassing for me.
When I had to pull myself out of bed this morning, after a very restless night I might add, I realized I wouldn't be able to continue my 100 Day Challenge today. I knew I was going to have to reset back at Day 1. But then I realized something else, it hurts to get up and it hurts to get down, but walking is doable. Not fast walking of course and only on flat surfaces, so I decided to give my treadmill a whirl. 10 minutes, that's all I need to do. So I got on, which hurt but walking was ok. I got to 10 minutes but I was so close to half a mile, I kept going. At half a mile, I decided to keep pushing. It was hurting less as I started to sweat, so I just kept going until I got to a mile. I did it! The pain isn't going to get me down. No how, no way. I'm better than that, I deserve this.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I know I said in a previous blog that my lack of blogging means lack of exercise, but that isn't the case this time. My lack of blogging was because I'm a klutz and spilled water on my laptop. I left if off for a day to be sure it was nice and dry. It's all good.
Yesterday I walked a mile on the treadmill, slow and steady because I still hurt.
This morning I managed half a mile.
I don't know if it's PMS or what, but I'm really struggling. I'm feeling alone and like I just can't do this. I look at how far I have to go and it just seems impossible. I'm not giving up but it's taking every ounce of willpower to keep going. I hurt and I'm tired and my mind is just not in it right now.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I am pooped! Really pooped! I didn't get a chance to workout this morning so just got done a few minutes ago. After yesterday's workout and how good it felt to sweat my butt off, I decided to go for it again. I pushed myself even harder. I wanted to beat my time for a mile. I got my treadmill up to 3mph and held it steady. I was dripping by 5 minutes...lol. I'm such a wuss and SO out of shape. I tried jogging at 4.something but my treadmill did not like that. I saw in the reviews when buying it that people complained about it being noisy when running but figured "eh, I'm not running, that's fine" But you know, I got thinking and I want to run someday. Well, maybe not run, but at least jog. At first I thought I'd start after losing more weight, but you know what? Fat girls can run too.
My plan is to push myself a bit further each day. I want to start my mile at 3mph and stay there (or faster) the entire mile. Once it gets easier, I will up my speed. And I want to speed up in intervals.
Today I did my mile in 20.41, a few seconds faster than yesterday.
Day 4/100 of consistent working out. Woohoo! And 3.5/100 miles...lol.
Yep, I posted this pic yesterday too. Everyone wants a purpose. I know I'm a mom and a wife and all that, but what do I give to the world? How do I leave my mark? I just want to do something and feel useful. Part of me wants to do nothing but stay home and be available to my kids and husband. I love being home. Can't make money that way though. And I do miss helping others. I'm looking into Occupational Therapy Assistant training. It's a 2 year program and I have already taken some of the courses when I went for nursing. The problem is that the only college offering classes is almost 2 hours away. And my mind is not 100% set anymore. I guess it will come to me when the time is right. No sense stressing over it, I suppose.
And well, I just saw this pic as I was searching random quotes and things and it's too good not to share....
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