Thursday, May 03, 2012
I am so proud of myself right now. I havenít done my measurements yet (was too tired last night), but Iím down 15 pounds in two months! I know I canít keep this pace up, but for right now it is wonderful.
I want a real summer this year; camping, beach trips, hiking Ė the whole nine yards. I know that wonít happen if I donít get down to a workable weight and get this body in shape. So Iím working as hard as I can. I know Iím pushing a bit harder than I should. I have shin splints, which kills my jogging and speed walking. I also feel like if I slow down, Iíll fall off the wagon. It would be easy to just say Iím hurting and be done. I canít do that so Iím just trying to keep going without causing pain. Fortunately I can still walk at a normal pace with my new shoes. It is not high end cardio, nor does it please the Tazzy, but it is better than nothing.
I also found out that exercising when Iím upset is NOT a good thing. I hurt my wrist on the heavy bag last night and I pushed the ST a little too hard. My thighs and butt are just killing me. I did stretch both before and after, but taking out the aggravation of the day in exercise is going to put me in traction. I donít think that will work for the long term goals.
One method of coping is out!
Now my hubby does teach Tai Chi. Heís been promising to teach me for years but never has. Granted, I havenít made much of an effort to get either of us going myself. So tonight is going to be the night! After shopping (weíre going to be fighting the dogs for kibble soon), Iím going to try for 15 minutes of Tai Chi.
Commence coping method trial number two. This one will take a week or so.
Oh, on a side note Ė the mini stepper still proves to be great. It really works my legs and I can just set it in front of the couch. Stepping, TV, dogs behind me and hubby in his chair. I can be with everyone and still get a bit of a workout. I still canít do more than 15 minutes at a time, but Iíll get there.