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Week 1 done

Monday, June 24, 2013

I'm currently on a 5-week fitness plan to tone up and lose a couple more pounds before a wedding we have coming up in July. Basically, I'm taking barre classes 2x a week, PT 1x a week, and supplementing with Jillian dvds and light cardio (even walking) for the rest of days. I'm trying to stay within calories/ macros for at LEAST the weekdays.

Last week sums: 4/7 perfect calorie days; some sort of exercise 6/7 days, 2 of those days were only walking for exercise. Good, but not great. The weekend, as usual, was when I had a hard time staying on track. We went out to dinner on Friday night, and even though we walked there, my meal was not so healthy even though I only ordered a veggie side and an appetizer. Saturday it was gorgeous out so we went up Annapolis and had dinner, then fudge and ice cream on the board walk after dinner. Yup. fudge and ice cream. womp womp. We were in total vacation mode, even though we weren't really on vacation. Sunday, I just let laziness take over and overate things I know I shouldn't have, including leftover fudge.

Clearly, I can do better. However, my back has also flared up again and it's pissing me off. Last week, it only hurt at night trying to sleep (real convenient, let me tell you, NOT) but I didn't work out yesterday because it was really bothering me. I've been trying to stretch it constantly and obviously, rest it but I really want to keep up with my workouts and go to barre tonight. Right now it's not feeling to great but it's not as bad as yesterday/last night so I'm on the fence. I asked my doctor about it on Friday and she wanted to jump to an X-ray and I'm like I don't think that's necessary (just seemed like something to get more money from more tests and medical bills) so I'll have my PT look at it again tomorrow. My doc did prescribe me a muscle relaxant to help it especially at night so I can sleep, but I'm kind of against taking any extra medicine since I already have to take meds for a chronic condition.

From my last blog, about my cholesterol, it still really frustrates me but I've concluded it's pretty much out of my control, especially since I really am doing all the right things. Yes, I can cut back on cheese some more but I DO eat healthy. It could be related to my medicine, there is some evidence it can increase cholesterol. Other than that, my actual ratio, which some health care professionals use to measure cholesterol rather than total numbers, is within normal range. I'll be getting a second opinion on this soon enough too because my other specialist dr also ordered this test and I'll see if he's at all concerned.

So, plan for this week: listen to my body/back and rest if needed. Otherwise, stay on track with my planned workouts (especially since I already missed yesterdays) and stay within my calories/macros. I suppose if I REALLY made an effort I could stay on track through the weekend, but generally, we go out and do things where it just doesn't happen that way. So, I'm aiming to improve to 5/7 "perfect" days this week. Especially if I cannot workout bc of my back, it will be important I stay on track foodwise.

Oh, and here's a pic of one my latest jewelry pieces I made over the weekend:


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CLRWILLIAMS25 6/25/2013 8:31AM

    Sounds like your plan is off to a great start. I think 4/7 days is great, and striving for 5/7 is a great, realistic goal. It gives you some freedom to enjoy yourself on the weekends. I hope you get some relief from your back pain. Listen to your body and modify your workout plan as necessary.

Love your necklace- I would totally buy that if I saw it in a store!

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STFRENCH 6/25/2013 4:07AM

    Hope your back feels better soon - can you find arnica gel or cream? As it is a homeopathic remedy, it cannot interfere with any medication you're on.
I find it as efficient as Ibuprofen (which I can't take due to an allergy) to deal with any kind of pain (muscular or other.)

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ps: I love the jewellery!

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LAINYC 6/24/2013 4:44PM

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VERONICAVW_140 6/24/2013 3:07PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan set in place. I hope the back pain lightens up soon!

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CHODGES83 6/24/2013 1:41PM

    I would definitely see what PT has to say. Hopefully they'll have suggestions that do not include unnecessary xrays and that do not derail your workouts. It stinks, but some things just may be off limits as far as working out goes. Good luck!

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BONOLICIOUS2 6/24/2013 12:51PM

    Hold up, you made that?!?!?! Is it for sale?! I LOVE IT!!!!!! You are ridiculously talented, it is SO cute!

Be careful with your back, definitely let the PT take a look and let you know if it could be more serious. Us ladies like to be tough and think we're cool, but you don't want to damage it any more and you might need to shake up your workouts to prevent it from happening again.

And don't get me started on Annapolis. Every time I go there I eat and drink bad bad glorious tasty bad bad things. I think I know exactly where you went... jealous!

Hope your back feels better soon!

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RAINEMARIE214 6/24/2013 12:46PM

    Great jewelry piece - I'm working on getting into jewelry making! I bought a few things last weekend to start on a bracelet!

I hope your back feels better soon, and that its nothing major.

I tend to derail on the weekends also when it comes to food. Yesterday I just decided to eat whatever I want - on my rest day. And definitely paid for it with tremendous bloating. womp womp.

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LADYJ6942 6/24/2013 12:00PM

    Sounds like a great plan. Good luck and keep on pushing.

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EMMY_DUCKIE149 6/24/2013 11:43AM

    Ugh, back pain. Hate it.

5/7 sounds like a good goal! And listening to your body sounds even better. Keep at it!

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