Weight loss and Coping method - take one.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
I am so proud of myself right now. I haven’t done my measurements yet (was too tired last night), but I’m down 15 pounds in two months! I know I can’t keep this pace up, but for right now it is wonderful.
I want a real summer this year; camping, beach trips, hiking – the whole nine yards. I know that won’t happen if I don’t get down to a workable weight and get this body in shape. So I’m working as hard as I can. I know I’m 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, I’ll fall off the wagon. It would be easy to just say I’m hurting and be done. I can’t do that so I’m 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 I’m 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 don’t think that will work for the long term goals.
One method of coping is out!
Now my hubby does teach Tai Chi. He’s been promising to teach me for years but never has. Granted, I haven’t made much of an effort to get either of us going myself. So tonight is going to be the night! After shopping (we’re going to be fighting the dogs for kibble soon), I’m 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 – 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 can’t do more than 15 minutes at a time, but I’ll get there.