Tuesday, March 05, 2013
After yesterday's diary, I got some lovely comments urging me to start small and not overdo it. And they're right, I know. I did two bodyrock workouts today (37 minutes) and had to modify the second because my knee started to ache. I did these same workouts over the summer and I remember them being so easy, even in the upper-90s heat of the Carpathian Basin. Now I feel like a drunk hippo falling all over the apartment. It's hard to accept that I have to start slow and work within my own limits, but I can't risk overextending myself and blowing out my knee again. So I modified as I got tired and cut back the reps on my left leg. I could barely bend my left knee on the skater exercises and I wanted so badly to do it right, but I knew if I forced it I'd be back in the brace and on crutches. Not worth it. I also skipped the cardio today- the weather gave me no choice. Snow emergency in Chicago. I'm glad it worked out that way.
I've also decided not to log food at least for now. I found in the past that I would try to stay under or at the low range of my calorie limit even when I was starving or exhausted, and after a rough patch with eating and exercising over the summer, I think it's better to just give my body what it wants, which has fortunately been mostly lots of protein since I started doing bodyrock again! And I'm very proud that I managed last night and today to have my chocolate fix (I love chocolate more than most things) but keep it to a single serving. That's kinda a big deal for me. Moderation has never been my strong suit.
Today I did: http://www.bodyrock.tv/2009/10
16-2009/ in 20:50
-17-2009/ for two rounds, with all but the deadlifts modified and with fewer reps on my left side.