Week #4 is behind me, and things are going better than I expected.
I've been diligently taking my mega-doses of Advil for over a week now, and thankfully the water retention / weight gain has not happened. In fact, I have continued to gradually lose weight and am now working toward the lower end of my maintenance range. Yay!
Staying AF has definitely helped all around. Today is 26 days (I'm not really counting - had to go to the date calculator to figure it out!) and I feel so much better without any alcohol at all - even a few glasses on the weekend would hang on with me until Wednesday or Thursday! I had planned to go 30 days, but Lent starts March 5th, so I think I'll just carry on....seems silly just to have a drink because of the date on the calendar. I have no desire at all, so why bother?
The frozen shoulder has responded well to cortisone and my first physio session went well....my goal is to maintain the range of motion that I have and not lose any ground. I sure do hope this doesn't last as long as some people have reported....
Fitness has also been surprisingly good....continue to feel progressively stronger and back to 'needing' that energy 'fix' almost daily. This is my 'normal', and I'm so pleased to be feeling good again!
And the big surprise? ST is going much better than I could have expected.....I did both my planned ST sessions this week PLUS additional extra bits around the house.....and I'm LIKING it! I think the key was to intentionally choose something that was pretty easy - really not very demanding, BUT it's getting me doing it and helping me form the habit.....and forming habits is the key for me! I felt like I could have done much more, but I had no soreness so didn't miss any workouts as a result, which has been a downfall for me in the past. I also need to be very careful with my shoulder to not incite new inflammation...
So in short, it's all good! The fitness plan for this week is the same as last week, except will do 2 sets of my girly ST workout instead of 1
* 3-4 cardio sessions / 30-45 minutes each
* 2 ST sessions
* Total fitness minutes - 150
* Drink 2 litres of water per day
* Eat clean 2 meals per day