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A Better Day...and Pain Relief (I think?)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My back and knees have felt essentially the same for a few days now. Every day when I wake up, I think, "maybe I can get back to my regular workouts now," and then as the day progresses (ie, things hurt even more by the end of the day), I realize I just can't push myself that super-hard. Instead of lamenting about what I can't do, I decided to think about what I feel like I CAN do. I was able to do the Leslie Sansone 20-minute Power Mile yesterday, so I thought I would do that again. I like that workout because it also incorporates some light weight lifting exercises as you're "walking." So...I came home from work and got right into that workout. I entered my workout into my SparkPeople tracker and then I took a shower. Husband got home from work while I was in the shower. When I got out, put in a load of laundry and then I made dinner: chicken bacon ranch salads. Husband was so sweet, and ran out to the grocery store to buy more lettuce when we discovered what we had wasn't very good. We had a nice dinner together and then had some sugar-free chocolate pudding for dessert. We cleaned up the kitchen together and then watched a little TV in the living room. Daughter called us and we talked to her for a while. She's been in Atlanta on Spring Break with my mom. They did all kinds of fun stuff today. I'm glad she's having a good time, but it will be great to see her in a few days. I am really enjoying my time alone with Husband, though. We're having a wonderful time. I feel like we've gotten reconnected the past few days, and we really needed that. Things have also significantly improved in the intimacy department. All of this makes me feel so much better about things in general. It's funny how I can feel SO differently from day-to-day. I'll go weeks at a time and be pretty emotionally consistent. Then there are times I'll be blah one day, happy the next, depressed the next day, etc. I do notice how the more I consistently eat right and work out, the more "good days" I have.


SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 22


Breakfast A: hot lemon water with honey and cayenne pepper.

Breakfast B: banana.

Lunch: grilled chicken breast.

Snack: baby carrots.

Dinner: Chicken bacon ranch salad (grilled chicken, turkey bacon, mixed lettuce, cuke, tomato, Italian cheese blend, black olives, pickles, lite three-cheese ranch dressing), berry La Croix.

Dessert: sugar-free chocolate pudding with dollop of sugar-free Cool Whip.


So, I guess I'd consider today a pretty "good day" ...mostly because I didn't bully myself. I gave the best effort that I could I ate well. I did the exercise that I felt I could do. I had a good attitude about things. This whole weight-loss process is definitely a "day by day" kind of thing...much more a mental battle than anything else.

I'm so glad I made it through today, and so glad that I did well. I know I did the best I could do, today. I choose to be happy about that. I choose to be proud of myself for doing my best.

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    It is so hard when you are needing to heal from an injury or illness. You are right. Don't focus on what you could do before. That's the past. You need to focus on what you can do now. What can you do to make progress and not cause more injury? What can you do today to reach your goals tomorrow?
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