Monday, May 24, 2010
In 2007 I started having severe back pain, which after going to several doctors was disagnosed as a herniated disc. My weight and my large bust don't help matters. My doctor wanted me to have surgery--an idea that scared me senseless, so instead I got a personal trainer that has worked with me to strengthen my core, and get in shape. I also started going to a chiropractor which has really helped my pain and tension and has improved my posture and alignment radically.
My husband lost his job so I had to radically cut down the time I was spending with my personal trainer. I realized that I was feeling pretty run down by the time I got to see him weekly because I wasn't really exercising the rest of the time, oh yeah and my mother moved in with me and I sorta like to escape so I started going to the gym....daily. I love my mom, but I'm used to silence, and suddenly there is a lot going on at my house. Going to the gym also gets me out of doing dishes;).
I went Wed, Thur, Fri, and today. This is probably my longest streak yet...and I have no idea if I'm losing weight--but I feel good. I feel good about my progress. I did at least 45 minutes of cardio plus abs/back today. I started on Wed with no cardio, thur with 15 minutes both followed by some ab/back work which I have also increased. When my feet start to go numb on the arc trainer (like an elliptical only a million times better!), I just take my shoes off. When my back starts to hurt, I get on a recumbent bike and watch NCIS. I don't have cable, so it is sort of a treat to watch it!
I am taking baby steps. I want to start recording gym/food on here again. I stopped and I think that I started to slide back into not good land. I ate two bagels and a whopper jr today with fries...ugh no amount of cardio is going to work that off. For some reason I am starved today (all those carbs maybe??).
Go to gym at least 3 more times this week
Record food at least 3 days this week, in entirety!
Eat those veggies--drink that water!