Thursday, October 24, 2013
I hadn't realized it'd been over a week since last I blogged. Keeping track here is not the only area where I have been slack this past week, or so. I have not felt motivated to finish the marketing site for my business, nor have I done any artwork for at least 4-5 days. Life feels all strange and dreamy ... like I got a hold of some really great prescription downers, or something like that; but no, nothing like that (smile). I guess I probably always get like this around Indian Summer, and just never pay attention to it as much. I do believe that I stayed within my caloric range during that time, although I hadn't tracked for several days.
Exercise, on the other hand, is another story! I deliberately slacked off on that. I injured the same area of my left leg as before, the soreness is intense but not in a sharp way. It's an area just above my left knee and goes up the lower part of my thigh almost to midway and sort of toward the outer edge. I think ceasing that activity has helped because it doesn't feel as intensely inflamed this week, as it did. Not at all like last spring when it persisted for a few months. I am not giving up on exercise, I just realize a need to be more strategic. I need to find ways to move my body that are not going to cause more damage to my legs, while strengthening them at the same time. Luckily, SP has a lot of good options for people who need low-impact exercises that can be done from a chair. I think I'll stick with those, and gentle yoga positions.
I am fairly certain that it is the isometrics, and not the walking that was the cause of the problem ... A shame too because isometrics are an excellent way to build muscle and burn fat. It is my intention to build muscle more slowly so I can try leg isometrics again in the future. At least I can still do isometrics for upper-body work outs.