Tuesday, February 19, 2013
First, I just want to say I freaking love cortisone injections. Not getting one, mind you because while it wasn't nearly as painful for me as I've heard people say it definitely wasn't something that I care to repeat just for kicks. But man, if you need one it does wonderful things. I got one in my left foot at the end of January and after the bruising went away, a miraculous thing occurred. My foot didn't hurt any more! Just like that. I've been living with pain in that foot for almost a year and one shot and it stopped hurting. And because that foot wasn't hurting any more, I was able to stop favoring it which led my other foot to stop hurting! I've been doing my stretches pretty regularly as well and I can now walk around my house barefoot! I haven't done that in 5yrs!!!! And there is absolutely no pain! It truly is a wonderful thing!
And that leads me to this whole plan thing. I'm still working on the food part of it. I know what I need to do there but I'm sick of some of the staple foods I had going so I'm trying to figure out some ways around that right now, mostly snacks and dinners. Dinner has gotten so much harder now that I'm having to use the crockpot or other super quick and easy meals 3-4 days a week. I know it can be done, I'm just working through it trying to figure out how it will work best here. I think I need to have a day when I go through a bunch of my recipe books and start seeing what new quick and healthy recipes I can find and start rotating those in.
The exercise part is something that has been eluding me for a while because I couldn't do much with my feet hurting so much so I'd push them too hard or I was doing a lot of 10min Trainer which while I love Tony tons, I'm kinda sick of listening to him even tho I know that program works for me, especially when it comes to reducing my body fat %. There's also the whole "I'm signed up for a half marathon on May 5th and haven't been able to do any training" thing. I'll be honest in that I'm not sure at this point if I can pull it off but I'm not ready to quit on it yet either. I've still got time to make the call and go for the 5K instead so I'm holding off for right now and keeping the HM in my sites as a goal. So today I hopped on the treadmill for the first time ever. I did a 3min warm-up walk and then did intervals of 45s jog/90s walk for about 15min and then a 3min cool down before going and doing my BLC TNT for the day (crunches, squats, and push-ups). It's not much looking at it but I think for the first time really exercising in over a month it's a good start.
So now the whole plan thing. This week the plan is to get on the treadmill and try to work my time up on the intervals (today was 15min of intervals, I'd like to try for 20min tomorrow, 25 the day after, etc). I will alternate ST and Yoga as well and this weekend I want to take a nice walk/jog outside and see how that feels. Next week, I'm going to look into adding in Turbo Jam as well. This will likely mean that I use the treadmill or get outside only 3-4xs in the week while doing TJ 4-5 days a week but that's okay. I will continue to add in some ST and Yoga as well. My goal is to get back to 60min in the mornings of exercise between all those things. Eventually I would like to move my walks/jogs to the afternoons/evenings and outside more than in (although that is also weather dependent).
On the food, I need to start tracking. Plain and simple. I figured out what my issue is with that and unfortunately there is no easy way around it. It bores the crap out of me. Not the measuring and weighing part but the simple fact of having to look up every single thing to find it and then get it in the food tracker, especially if it's not something I eat regularly. Or like yesterday, I had some leftover spaghetti noodles with alfredo sauce. Now when made, it was one jar of alfredo sauce to 1lb of noodles. I had approximately 3/4c of noodles. How much alfredo sauce is that??? I don't freaking know! And trying to guesstimate all those kinds of things really pretty much drives me crazy. Either it's exact or leave me the heck alone about it. I know, I know, it doesn't work like that and guesstimating as best as possible is better than nothing and all that stuff. I get that intellectually but when I'm sitting there trying to find the right thing in the food tracker and then it's not a SP entered thing so there are 5 bazillion ones entered by other people that I have to then figure out who actually entered everything correctly for the exact thing I had and then did they use serving size or real measurements? Just the whole thing drives me freaking nuts. There I said it. I don't mind writing it down but I hate entering it all. But yes, I do know that I need to do it. I need to be tracking all those nutrients that kept me off cholesterol meds to make sure I can stay off those meds. I need to track the whole calories thing and work on tweaking my protein/fats/carbs thing which I can not do if I don't have the info. So back to tracking I will go. But I reserve the right to grump about it occasionally. LOL