Saturday, January 01, 2011
Yes, this is my 3rd Happy New Year in the normal/healthy weight range BMI for my height.
P.S. -- 2008 was pretty close, I started the new year under 200lbs, but 195 is the top of the healthy BMI if you're 6'2", so not quite there for that ringing in of the New Year. :) Still! 3 New Years in a healthy range!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Apparently barefoot zumba SUCKS for my foot/heel/etc.
I should have known better, but I thought, well I can't wear my shoes, and I was dancing all night at the Christmas Party in some like nothing flats... so. why not?
It's not the same.
Tuesday wasn't so bad because it was only 20 min I guess, but last night we did the full 50min workout and then this morning when I got out of bed I could barely stand on my left heel.
Gonna fashion a better homemade Strassburg sock ASAP, maybe tonight after my NYE gig, so I can really get rid of this PF. I've also heard that sleeping in something like that can help AT as well, so I'm going for it.
As for today, I rolled my foot out on a tennis ball, and then walked a bit to see if that was enough for it to feel good to work out - NOPE.
And I realized Saturday the gym is CLOSED for New Years, so no gym tomorrow either.
It was hard for me not to go this morning but I am trying to be good to myself and not stubborn.
NEW RULE LEARNED: No Zumba until I can comfortably wear my properly supportive athletic shoes again!
I am going to see if tomorrow I might be able to get in a nice at home hula hoop session. It's warming up so I should be comfortable outside to have space and I can do a lot of hooping without doing much more with my feet than standing. All is of course dependent upon whether my feet/ankle/heel feel good for it. I will try wearing my shoes even though I prefer to hula hoop barefoot.
I'm sooooooooooo sick of this injury crap. This is week 3 of no running and I'm going bonkers.
But today: after waking up to the clear signs I was not doing myself a service, and I iced my achilles last night but not my plantar fascia area, I came to work, rolled my foot and heel on a frozen water bottle I keep in the freezer her at work, took some anti-inflammatories, stretched out my calves for a while...
I'm working on it! I'm impatient. But I'm trying to be patient.
Food was probably a bit over last night, but not by a lot. I really do not know how to track what I ate, but I looked at some guesstimates for sushi and know I was pretty well within range with that. I had another Reese tree, and some peppermint bark, but not a lot. So probably a little over but untracked on purpose just because I'm not sure how to do it.
I'm going to try to guess track this morning's work supplied bagel and cream cheese. I can see that I'm getting sloppy with tracking so I need to really try to be more on it, but I still FEEL on track, I need to make sure I don't slip off track by making this little lazy things add up.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
So yesterday yoga almost didn't happen!
No one came to the yoga class. But I was ready and I really wanted to do yoga. AND I had my ipod in my purse - so I went back, grabbed it, and did my yoga podcast!
I also did 2 sets of wall pushups and wideleg wall sit calf raises? didn't feel bad for my achilles so that's good. Hopefully it was helping build it!
Anyway, I'm proud of myself for sticking to it and not just calling it a day because no one came to the class. YAY!
And eating close to range again! YAY! I think I was about 20 calories over, I haven't officially entered the christmas candy, but I did have a reese tree which is like 170 calories, and a 50 calorie chocolate, and some hummus chips w/ the sandwich I tracked for dinner.
OK HUMMUS CHIPS = AMAZING. 120 calories per oz, deliciousness. If you see them, try them.
Zumba after work today.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I like week 2/11 :)
Anyway - I have been feeling very unmotivated when it comes to working out this week.
It's tough not being able to run or do certain things right now -- it's frustrating. My limited options are not super attractive.
I did zumba last night at my work - I can zumba barefoot and it doesn't bother me - except one step did so I modified that movement and didn't do it after the first try.
I was slacking on icing and rolling and whatnot after the KT - it's not THE fixit - it's a great supporter but that doesn't mean I need to neglect my other options to help me feel better. The achilles hasn't bothered me since Friday (when I ended up staying in my running shoes much longer than anticipated because my car wouldn't let me in and then wouldn't start outside the gym and then we went shopping for batteries... yeah. :P) -- but on the other hand I haven't been in my gym shoes since Friday. I guess I am scared I will put on my running shoes and that place will hurt again and I will be frustrated because I'm not healing as fast as I want to.
*PHWEW* confronted that!
I also didn't want to go to power boot camp. Sorry. It was challenging in a way that the movements were hard for me to master, but not in a way that got my heart rate up and made me feel excited to go back. When I got up this morning feeling so tired and my prospect was to go flounder like a moron in a pool... I just couldn't do it. I COULD have gone to the gym anyway and done the arc trainer or something... but honestly I didn't want to have to wash my hair again.
YEAHYEAHYEAH - stupid excuses.
But I do have a back up plan.
Zumba last night was only 20 min because we got started late and although I wasn't going 100 all out (modifying that one move and trying not to do TOO much too soon) - I still burned 218 calories in those 20 minutes!
So far that's my only dent into my 2000 calorie goal for the week - I am doing yoga at lunch today at work. Yoga makes my achilles feel so good I do stupid things afterward like walk all over a shopping complex because I think I'm healed and then start feeling it and still have to walk all the way back to my car. I LEARNED MY LESSON THAT TIME! HAHA. But still I know it helps me feel good. It'll be a 20 min session. I'm guessing I MIGHT burn 100 calories that way. So that still is only about 300/2000.
Thursday is Zumba after work. This should be two 20min or 20 and 30 I dunno how it's broken up - so more in the 500-600 calorie range, which will get me close to 1000.
I can go to the gym in the morning before work on Thursday, but chances are I will not feel like it. HAHAHA I've been so tired in the morning lately and of course the PF (heel pain is still lingering sometimes) is worst in the morning. I'm working on that! But I'm going to a friend's house tonight, we may stay late, so I'm not planning on going to the gym Thursday morning.
BUT! Friday morning I can go - and get another 500-600 calories, which will leave me around 500 to get over the weekend. I figure I'll go early for yoga, so I can workout BEFORE yoga and then go stretch it out. I feel so disinclined to go do cardio after yoga because I my body feels so relaxed and stretched I don't want to tighten it all back up. So the burn should happen before.
This plan will get me to my 2000 calories burned! So I will NOT let myself feel guilty about skipping the gym this morning. :) YAY!
Within calories last night and I've been eating a couple pieces of Christmas Stocking candy every day so far this week, and tracking it. It's a nice treat! :) I feel in control of my goodies as well.
HAHA . my goodies.
OK, that's it for now. Thanks blogging world for taking me from MEH to positivity.
OH also on Friday night I get to go play my trombone with a big band for a retirement community's New Year's Eve celebration. :) Old big band standards like a lot of Glenn Miller arrangements. WOOT!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Not loving it.
But anyway -- the work week must start, snow be darned. :) At least it's sensible to not close work today, I was just hoping everyone would be insensible.
While I do feel the weight I saw on the scale last Monday (VERY SCARY WEIGHT I might add) was probably up fluctuation to a degree due to a dinner out on Sunday night, I am still happy to report that I'm technically down 4.5lbs from then! I'm guessing the legit loss was more like between 1 and 2 pounds, but In any case, I am very happy to be far from that scary weight!
My weight this morning was actually up 1lb from what I saw yesterday midday when I couldn't help it and peeked - but I had an extra splurge meal in dinner last night. There was pecan pie, and it is such a rarity and SUCH my favorite dessert, I make a conscious decision to eat it. I am proud overall of my weekend, though. :) I had some Christmas splurges, didn't track on Christmas day, but never felt overstuffed and made conscious decisions about my eating that made me feel very in control.
Now I'm back to 100% tracking of course, the holiday is over. I did receive candy that I will need to spread out over time and plan to do. DH also bought me a box of 100 calorie packs of those Emerald Dark Cocoa Roasted Almonds? Those things are so good. That will be easy to incorporate into my calorie tracking. I'm planning one today for a snack after work since I'm going to the gym.
Now that I know hula hoop class doesn't start until 6:30, I didn't bring my hoop, I DID bring my sneakers. I WANT to go to hoop class, but it's a waste of gas to go home and to the gym, I can't stand waiting around at the gym for an hour, and I don't think I'm ready for workout + hula hoop class. So in order to remove the temptation of a marathon workout session tonight, I left it at home. But I will still go and get my sweat on.
I received lots of fun little gifts for Christmas. :) It was very fun because I really had no expectations of what I would receive and so everything was a pleasant surprise. AND THE SNOW. yay. Although I didn't "prescrape" my car, so this morning was a headache. Luckily, I gave myself enough time and arrived at work a bit early instead of late. *PHWEW*
The KT Tape began to peel yesterday, I'm going to do a new application after tonight's gym+shower.
OH! I got another box of KT for Christmas! haha :D In hot pink. I'm actually very glad because I at first I was concerned about running through this box too fast. Now that I know I can make it last better after a really good application, I'm less worried, but knowing I have another box is great as well. Hopefully I do not use it all for this crap.
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