Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happy New Year Sparkies,
This morning when I logged into SparkPeople I was very tempted to restart my program but then I paused and asked myself why I want to do that, and whether I would be symbolically destroying the progress that I have made in the last bit. I have not been perfect, but I have made progress.
My commitment to myself is simply to bring my A-game. I'm not going to be perfect, because I am not able to be that. I am able to be the best I can on any given day. I can choose to bring myself to everything I do, and this is the choice I am making.
Love and my A-game,
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Hello my Sparkies,
I went for my first training workout for my 5k today. I did just under 3 km in just over 30 minutes, which I was happy with.
For the most part the workout was a very pleasant experience but one encounter has left me with baggage which I need to process. One of the people I encountered along my route preached to me that wearing black meant that I had no chance of ever entering heaven.
The interesting things here are I don't believe in the Christian theology's concept of heaven, my vision of the summerland is much less restrictive. I think part of my baggage is the fact that I wished I had handled the encounter differently, but I am not sure how.
I was planning on doing the Jillian Michaels DVD tonight again but I am actually tired and am not fully recovered. The important thing is for me to remind myself that I can do this slowly, I did not get this out of shape quickly and it will take me time to get into shape...but I am moving in the right direction, or at the very least making sure that I am not moving in the wrong direction.
We had a very pleasant family get together today and one of my extended family members who is a professional sports trainer made an interesting point. He said that whenever he ever finds out one of his players has been taking illegal substances he reminds them that they can get the results without them, it just takes longer.
Love and lots of disjointed rambles,
Saturday, December 08, 2012
First off, thank you for all the well wishes I am feeling much better.
Secondly, the disclaimer, the title is a very tongue in cheek and is not a way that I would recommend going about losing weight.
On Thursday night I developed some symptoms of gastroenteritis and according to the internet your best treatment is to ensure that you are resting while getting plenty of fluids and avoiding some of the foods that could irritate the intestinal lining further.
Yesterday, I spent the day in bed watching t.v. I would have spent it watching t.v. and reading if it wasn't for the fact that I had left my kindle at my dad's house the day before.
So I spent yesterday in bed and I had absolutely no appetite, in the morning before I had read about avoiding certain foods (like bran and dairy) I had one of my weekday breakfast's of bran flakes with milk and then I headed back to bed with my laptop, where I stayed for most of the day.
I made some sports drink to keep up my electrolytes and to get some carbohydrates in because to say I had no appetite would be an understatement. I did absolutely no exercise and just took it easy (although I did make sure that I did not go to sleep, thus ensuring that yesterday evening I had a fantastic night sleep).
My caloric intake yesterday was incredibly low: well under 1000 calories which is not where I like to be, nor where I should be. Today I will make sure that I snack my way up to 1200 calories at least.
Ideally I would like to exercise today but the smart part of me is saying that I should not...and so I will listen to the intelligent part of me. Sorry Jillian, I'll be back tomorrow.
The thing is getting healthy is a process and listening to my body and respecting it enough to rest when I need to is not going to set me back significantly, especially when I will start again as soon as my body is ready.
The most interesting thing about yesterday was it was a normal day for me before I was on the right medication, the level of discomfort was normal. I like my new normal and I don't want to go back.
Love and recovery,
Friday, December 07, 2012
Friday's are my rest day, which is a good thing because I have been bitten by a dreaded stomach lurgy, hopefully all will be right with the world tomorrow and I'll be able to start training for my 5K but I will have to see. The most important thing is simply to take it gently and make sure that I am not under-recovered when I start training.
According to Dr. Sparkpeople (a.k.a Health A to Z) the best thing to do with Gastroenteritis is to just rest and make sure that I am getting plenty of fluids, also I am hoping that this lasts closer to the one day than to the seven.
Love and taking it easy,
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