Friday, July 27, 2012
Still going strong, still exercising every day, and still thinking about my foods. But starting to be unsure of what to write.... I have been trying to blog something at least every couple of days, but it is starting to get hard... I have never been able to keep consistent with a journal, so blogging is starting to be a challenge. I still plan to continue, I will just have to put some extra effort in now.
To this point it has been easy to put my thoughts into this. But now I have hit the point at which I have run out of new and interesting thoughts. I may be hitting the point where it is time to actually start reading other blogs to get ideas. I really don't want to give up on this. It has really been keeping me on track, it keeps me logging in and that keeps me on track better. It has also been nice to be able to put my struggles out where others can see them (thanks to the 2-3 people that have read them!).
And now on to the useless rambling! Started trying to interval training yesterday. Continued it today, and pushed myself harder. I decided to try them on my walk to the park near our house (~0.25 miles) yesterday. Seems to be working well, the walk to the trail entrance is a good warm up and cool down. I have been attempting a 1 minute run and 2 minute walk. was able to do about 4 sets yesterday, and then pushed harder today. I did an extra half mile today, definitely was a struggle at the end. I made it 2 sets in before I had to decrease the run. At the end I was running as much as I could, then walking 2 and change. Starting to wonder if I may have pushed too hard today, my legs are more sore than they have been in the past. May be good that my weekend off is here, I can take a few days off to relax. My knees have been hurting less as well. Have been worried about them and running (yes I know I need to see a PT or orthopedist mom...) but as I have been working out more they hurt less. They are still sore, but nothing like what they were before. Again worried I may have pushed too hard today.... Think I may need to ice and wrap my left knee before work (I will never forgive ERH for this, and still hold a grudge about my hazardous work environment... But that is why I need to kick myself into shape.) So to be honest I know I need a break over the weekend, but it really scares me too. I seem to have lost the hard headedness that my mother talks about my having as a child. Although I can power through some things without giving up (school, my depression cycles, etc), working out has not been one to this point. I know the physiology and that my body needs those days, I still struggle with it. Even after just one day off, I struggle to get back into it. I have heard it many times at work, and said it myself a lot, but I am hoping it is true. This time is different. I really do feel this way. I am hoping that it is, but I feel different than when I would get the wild "I should get ripped again" hair up my a**. Usually I will put in a few days of halfway working out, with no idea what I am doing. This time I have a plan and have been able to think about my food, and get off my butt and truly work out with a minimum of struggle. I have no clue what is different, but it feels good. I just hope I can keep it up...