17 October 2009

A little bit sore

I'm debating with myself about going for a run this morning. I am a little bit sore from my fall but the soreness is all in my upper body. Weird. Actually I think my elbows took the force of the fall, mainly my left elbow, and it reverberated up through my biceps and pectoral muscles because those are what's sore. So I'm trying to convince myself that running won't bother these muscles. It's not working so good.

Since I got my Mustang we've been using Charlie's truck to take the dogs for a walk. We can not walk them around here because of them being insane and all the dogs around us being insane. Anyway, I ride in the back of the truck with the dogs because Axl is not smart enough to stay in the truck. He has already jumped out once while driving. So today I want to go and see if we can find some truck accessories that will make riding in the back a little more comfortable for me. It's only a short ride, less then 5 minutes, but still my butt gets sore.

Off to figure out what I'm going to do this morning.

16 October 2009

What to say.....

I've been busy. Things have been going well. I did work out yesterday and while walking the dogs ended up taking a pretty bad fall. Luckily, I guess, I took the brunt of the fall on my left elbow and my back. I woke up this morning and I was feeling a little sore. I was scheduled to run but I decided to hold off and make sure nothing was injured really badly. I think I'm okay but I decided a day off was the prudent thing to do. The worst part was when I fell my breeches got all dirty. I had to finish walking the dogs with my butt filthy. Oh well.....

Other then that things are good. If I'm not sore tomorrow I'm going to run one day and bike another. If I'm sore I'll take another rest day. We will see.

15 October 2009

Just a quick update

I haven't posted all week and it's late but I thought I would take a moment and note some stuff.

So after a two week break I'm back at school but I'm still managing to stick to my plan. My eating is great because when I pack my lunch in the morning I'm loaded with good intentions. By the time afternoon rolls around and I'm dying for some sugar, there's none in my lunch. Yea me!!! I'll take success anyway I can get it. I did eat 3 tiny pumpkin muffins. They were small, two bites, and really good. I love pumpkin so this time of year is especially dangerous for me. I can suck up pumpkin goodies like I have a central vacuum motor for a mouth. But I had those 3 little muffins and my usual large muffin and iced mocha before class. I'm probably a little higher on the calories then I want to be today but I didn't have any dinner so it may have balanced out.

One a really good note, I've kept up the activity. On Monday I overslept but I did stop and run on the way home. Tuesday I did 30 min intervals on the elliptical. Today I ran between my job and my class. In Manoa. Which is hills. I was so proud of myself. Tomorrow I'm going to get up and do the elliptical again.

I came to a decision the other day in a weird, kind of non-decision way. I have been measuring everything and writing down everything I eat. I quickly realized that doesn't work for me. I don't mind measuring, that's fine, but recording everything is just too much work for me. It is something I'm not going to be able to sustain forever. I know this because I've stopped too often in my life. So I've been measuring things and taking much smaller serving sizes and it's been working for me. I feel great. My clothes are getting looser. But I'm eating pretty much whatever I want, just much less of it. Hey, it's working. That's really all that matters right now.

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