Saturday, July 12, 2014
I had a lousy weigh in this week. It was partly that I didn't do great with my eating last weekend but I know it wasn't 3.5 pounds worth of eating. It's mostly water weight. I know this. I'm still disappointed.
There are a lot of great things about being a women. Being able to bring new life into the world and high heels come to mind. One of the less great - actually incredibly frustrating - things about being a woman is hormones. In my case, I know that there are times that hormones cause me to retain more water than others. But there's still nothing worse than stepping on the scale and seeing it go the wrong way. Uuuuuuuugh
Here's to a better week next week!!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I had the great privilege of traveling to the greater Washington, DC area for the Independence Day weekend. (I was actually in Virginia). I even took a couple extra days off from work so I had four full days to explore.
If you've ever been, you know that you can get just about anywhere via public transportation and a good walk. Over the 4 days I was there, I admit I didn't do well with my eating. I didn't even "exercise" per se, save for one day when I ran enough to get my heart rate up and then did a little strength training.
What I did do - even without running or "exercising" - is shatter my records for most steps. I hit 14,000+, 15,000+, 16,000+ and my last day, I was over TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND steps. Personal best! That's over 11 miles!! When I'm at the office, I'm lucky to hit 8,000 steps in a day (not counting a workout).
By the end of that last day, I thought my feet were going to fall off. To all of you who regularly walk that much - rock on because it is hard!!
But I'm hoping all that activity makes up for going over on my calorie range. Or at least helps a little.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Hello SP! I've been away for far too long. At least on the regular checking in and especially on the tracking. I've been pretty consistent with working out, though not as much running lately (I've kept up my streak and now stand at 103 weeks straight of 90+ minutes of cardio).
In that time, I haven't had any major illnesses or injuries that prevented me from working out, at least a little (even just a walk around the block). All was well.
Until this week.
I signed up to run on my company's team at a charity 5k on Saturday. I haven't been running as frequently, but I am still capable of running the distance. But then I didnít stretch afterward the way I know I should. (We had coordinated a place to meet up right by the finish line and it was very crowded so I was afraid to venture too far away, lest I lose everyone).
Last night, I was motivated to start my 10k training plan again. I hopped on the treadmill and I noticed my hip was bothering me. I was stubborn and didnít want to stop but eventually did. I tried stretching but I couldnít quite find the muscle that was bothering me Ė except unintentionally when I moved just right and then it hurt like no body's business.
My hip hurt so bad this morning that putting pressure on my leg was painful. In case youíre wondering, yes, that does make walking a challenge. Iíve had very minor hip problems before, but nothing like this (was solved with the stretching I didn't do... ). I don't think there's much I can do except wait it out.
But now I'm wondering -- how am I going to get my cardio in? I'm going to try a spin class at the gym tomorrow after work, but I'm dubious that I will be able to survive a whole class comfortably.
Any suggestions on what I can do over the next few weeks that doesnít involve running or jumping? Or standing really...
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