Getting back into the saddle...
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two weeks ago I felt amazing and was so energized and happy about my progress, then things took a nose dive. Out of nowhere, my knees started acting up with tons of pain and swelling. I have chronic knee issues with my kneecaps not lining up properly, so moderate to high impact activities will cause extreme pain and swelling. I have wracked my brain trying to figure out what exercise I did in training that caused them to flare up, but can't think of anything new or unusual that we did. Just a freak flare up I guess. Unfortunately my great progress with working out 4-5 times a week turned into light work outs with my trainer with focusing on upper body and core and very little cardio last week. This past week I have been fighting a horrific migraine for several days which has also kept me from working out, except for today.
My migraine is finally gone and my knees are feeling better (still creaky, but not as painful and no swelling in days), so it's time to get back on the proverbial saddle and cowboy up! I weighed and measured today with my trainer - down 5 pounds from last weigh in (lost 7 lbs in fat and gained 2 lbs in muscle). Not the 10 pounds I had been shooting for this past month, but also better than anticipated given I only worked hard for 2 weeks and then totally fell off the wagon and allowed myself to not only give up on exercising consistentely, but also to cheat on my food/alcohol and chocolate consumption the last 2 weeks...damn those extremely delicious Cadbury mini eggs that melt in your mouth and are like a crack addiction to me!!!
My goal for the next 4 weeks is to stay focused, track my food and beverages, track my exercise and lose 8 pounds. 8 pounds will put me at a total loss of 35 pounds since 11/4/11 when I started working out with my trainer. If anything, I owe her a hard effort for all of the time, energy and support she's given me these past several months. I just need to remember that although I'm not getting to my goal at a sprint pace, the slow and steady pace is still getting me to the finish line.
My goal by the end of June (11 weeks) is to lose a total of 20 pounds. I'll then be 23 pounds from my final goal goal of 185! I'll no longer be "Imagine 185", but "I AM 185"!!!