Monday, May 09, 2011
Seems most of everything I do affects my knee or ankle. If I do tricept dips, my knee has to move or put pressure on my ankles. If I do pushups, pressure on knees or ankles. I need ideas without the use of a gym or pool. It's pretty much just my body. No weights, not able to walk easily, etc. I can't stand this sitting around crap and healthy eating is nearly out of the window.
My family and friends do not seem to understand I really am living a healthier lifestyle. They don't get it. They do not understand that just because I wanted some tex-mex and sweet tea when I got here that it's not an every day occurrence for me.
Being here for a little over a week now, I realize how easy it is to get junk and how hard it can be to get healthy food. For instance, earlier today I thought since mom doesn't keep healthy food in her kitchen I'd drive into town for something. Well, I have a hard time walking also. I thought surely there is at least something healthy to eat on the drive up menu. At least healthier than what is at the house. That was not the case at Sonic. I refuse to go to Taco Bell, that place is just pure nasty! If there was a McDonalds around I'd get a fruit parfait but this is a very small town.
Why isn't there healthy fast food?
So, this trip is a bit more unhealthy than I knew it would be. I need exercise and I need healthier food.
Going to Olive Garden with mom later then a movie. Movie is no problem for me but will have to be careful at Olive Garden!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Yes I am stubborn at all the wrong times. Yesterday I really wanted to workout. I ended up at the track figuring I could walk/jog. Got around the track 5 times before I was smart enough to STOP! I stretched before, during, after and the pain grew intensely! My ankle definitely needs to be seen, think I'm gonna go get a wrap today and try to hold off the pain til I get back to Korea. My knee just needs to be cut off!!!!
So walking and anything else on my feet is completely OFF! I finished up yesterday with pushups, tricep dips and extra stretching. Today I'll do some upper body stuff like more pushups, jabs, may go get a light hand weight set.
Is it bad to start the day with chips and salsa even if it's Cinco de Mayo? Figured it was better than whole milk and bad cereal.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
WOW! I arrived in TX last Wed and have been nonstop since I woke up Thurs! Internet has been touch and go due to some bad weather that took place and my being in between moms and my friends houses. No exercise :( Not real good eating :( No sparkpeople :( Dropped a class because I've been too busy.....
I saw my boy a couple times (jail visitation), had an exciting welcome home, through a fantastic better than expected surprise bday party for my best friend who did not know I was already here, spent her actual 30th bday with her yesterday, spa treatment!!!!, First Monday shopping...well here's a little more in detail....
I've been feeling guilty for not checking in here and helping out with the Total Gym group. As I said though, internet has been iffy and I've been super busy. Wednesday, after a long day of traveling and repeating the day (still funny to me) I settled into a nicely priced and comfortable hotel room. FINALLY SOME SLEEP! Thursday morning got up, got a phone from Walmart (I hate Walmart but they have a good prepay phone plan), ate Taco Cabana while trying to figure out the phone, then went to moms after she got home. Friday went to see my son. Had an extended visit, YAY, but still through a window where we have to use cups to talk or we can't hear through the small silver circle. Then got ready for the surprise party. My friend thought I was coming in on Sunday. She had a feeling about the party but did not have any idea about me being there. She cried with excitement when she saw me :) I am ashamed to say much of that night has fallen victim to alcohol induced amnesia. Thank God for trusty designated drivers!! Saturday I left the hotel I stayed in Friday night and went to moms. I was VERY sick all day so laid around then my friends boys wanted to see their Aunt Kristal so off I went, to her house. Spent the night then Sunday I went to see my son again and spent the remainder of that day with mom and step-dad.
Monday was the fun day. My friends actual 30th bday so I treated her to spa pedis. This had to be the best spa place I've ever been to!!! It wasn't big and fancy, wasn't overpriced, but felt like it was worth a million bucks!!! Then went shopping and ended with a trip to Joe's Crab Shack...YUMMY!! Spent last night at her house without internet so did some paper homework for the residency I'm attending next week.
Today I'm doing laundry, checking in on school, going to see my boy again, visiting with mom, then possibly preparing for a trip to see my friends in Houston tomorrow. So far I'm scheduled to be super busy until I arrive back in Korea. I thought I was going to have a ton of free time to focus on myself but nooooo. That's ok cause my knee is in killer pain!! By night time I'm nearly crying while sitting with an ice pack. My ankle has been bothering me a lot too so will get it looked at once I'm back in Korea as well.
One more thing....I got The Spark yesterday!! :) I can't wait til I have time to sit and start reading it!!! May be my entertainment on the plane going home.
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