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Friday, September 06, 2013

You know when the chiropractor just touch your skin and tell you that you are tight... that is probably not a good thing. Yesterday I went to the chiropractor for neck pain and headaches. I couldn't move my neck without pain. Scratch that. I had bad pain even holding up my neck. He did a couple adjustments, massaged me with a stainless steel item, gave me stretches and stuff I can do at home.

Last night I got like 10 hours of sleep and woke up refreshed. No tension or headache. My back felt sore as if I strength trained but I can handle that. I stretched throughout the day and felt so good. At the end of the work day, I could feel the tension. He suggested using the foam roller on my back. OMG! Felt SOOO good!

With feeling some relief from all the tension and jittery from my morning coffee, I decided to run during lunch. I did 1.8 miles in 25 minutes. Last time I ran for 25 minutes, I took three walking breaks and did a little under 1.5 miles. IF you looked at my past running track records, this wouldn't be a big deal. BUT, we aren't looking at those records. This was the first time I ran 1.8 miles WITHOUT stopping. It felt good. So, even through my weight isn't moving much, my fitness improvement is moving on the scale! emoticon

After work I still had tons of energy so I decided to work out AGAIN. Yup, that's right TWO workouts in ONE day! emoticon I ran an addition .7 miles so that means I did 2.5 miles all together. Than, I lifted. Nothing like being toward that if you strengthen this area that it'd decrease the pain overtime to motivate you to get to the gym! So, I avoided the pecs and strengthened the upper back. Pays to be a personal trainer! I also used the foam roller that he suggested.

In my last blog, I mentioned banned foods. In the beginning, I banned coffee as "bad" but I am starting to wondered if it really is. It helps me to do more during the day, keeps me fuller, and maybe has an extra 100 calories. Without it today, I don't know if I would have been motivated to run today. What do you think is coffee bad or good? emoticon
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  • GEORGE815
    Glad you neck got worked out and you could run.
    1628 days ago
    Hi Savannah.........
    Good for YOU with all of the exercise you are getting. As for coffee, I do drink one cup/day. I limit myself only because it is Suisse Mocha and also has chocolate in it and is 150 calories. I have one cup in the morning and I have to say that the caffeine helps to keep me going. I don't ban ANY foods, but keep everything in moderation. If I ban, I have more of a tendency to want it too much.
    Take care my dear, and emoticon
    1630 days ago
    I don't like coffee, but I love caffeine. Lowering it by drastically reducing soda consumption and mixing sugar free ice tea with water - about 1 part tea to 4 parts water. Helps me drink more water and still have a little caffeine emoticon
    1630 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Glad to hear you had a great day!
    1630 days ago
    Coffee is my best friend....but I drink mine black.
    1630 days ago
    Love all the added energy you're feeling. I love my coffee a little too much. Getting it to two cups a day (maybe three) would be my personal desire to be more in line with what many of the doctors recommend. Coffee does have health benefits! It took a while (a 5% challenge) to cut out the half and half I so enjoyed as a lover of the Dairyland I live in and I'm blessed in that I don't need added sweetness (real or artificial) in my coffee or tea (unless I'm indulging in some of my Sri Lankan teas). These indulgences are an exception versus the norm. When I profess to not want to "drink" my calories, one in ten days may have a milk tea, glass of wine, or glass of Tropicana 50 (-calorie) orange juice.
    1630 days ago
    Life without coffee is not worth living.

    Good for you on the run. Keep it up. Nothing burns calories like a run. And it burns lots of tension and frustration.
    1630 days ago
    Great Energy, Keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    1630 days ago
    glad you feel better...congrats on the run
    1630 days ago
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