03 June 2015

How many times


must I relearn the same lesson before it sticks? Seriously!!!

My back/leg/foot has been bothering me for two weeks. Went to the chiro Saturday and it definitely helped, but it has still been sore/painful. As a result, I've been restricting my movements. Spending far, far too much time sitting in my chair or resting on the couch. I don't want to overdo it - and that is true - but I've been using that as a crutch. Yesterday I sucked it up and went to Crossfit. I didn't know what I could do, if anything, but I needed to a) get out of the house and b) try. Turns out I could do some stuff and it actually felt pretty good. The rest of yesterday was the least painful in 3 weeks. That is saying something. So, the lesson I seem to not be able to learn? Movement helps the back. Sitting/laying around does absolutely nothing for my back, nothing. Movement most definitely helps. I need to be careful and not go crazy, but I need to move. With that in mind, I'm going to Crossfit again today and I'm going to be just as careful as yesterday and get my WOD on.

Food, on the other hand, not so great. I find myself not eating in the morning and then from noon on trying to stuff in 2000 calories. That does not work. I'm trying something new today. Got up this morning and had yogurt, grape nuts, and chia seed with my coffee and protein powder. Wanted to get it in two hours before my WOD so I don't throw up or anything. Then, when I come home, I'll have 2nd breakfast. Then I will get some work done and make a healthy lunch. This will be followed by some navel gazing and a dog walk with an afternoon snack thrown in there somewhere. All this will be capped with a nice dinner with Hubby. That should get me to my 2000 calories, at least I'm hoping. That is a lot of eating for me.

Okay, time for Crossfit.

01 June 2015

Control


I am!!! And I'm starting to feel it again. Today is the first of June and I am making a change. I have been logging my food, but I have not been focusing on what I've been eating. So today it is back to eating good food. As an interesting side note, logging without focusing on food has really been a good thing. I feel like my relationship with food has changed. I do not view any food as an enemy. I also do not find myself craving things or binge eating. Nice. I'm still eating more sweets than I would like, but still a lot less then I would before. Food is just food. I am working on removing the emotions from food and I feel like I am succeeding. I still have to watch that I eat enough, but I really feel like my relationship with food has changed and that is a good thing.

So focusing on what I eat and working to hit my numbers. More activity, in spite of my injury. Starting today I will be using the treadmill to walk on. A. Lot. I didn't get to walk the dogs yesterday because of rain, but if the weather is nice I will definitely do it today. So it's moving, moving, moving. There will be no laying around doing nothing. I can watch TV while I walk on the treadmill. I can work on my proposal while I walk on the treadmill. No more hours spent sitting on my ass. I have this before and it lasted for a day or two, but this time I really mean it. I have got to lose some weight and the only way to do that is to get, and keep, moving.

Today's agenda includes; house cleaning, shopping, prepping food, cleaning the refrig, and lots and lots of walking. So I've sat here long enough, time to get moving.

31 May 2015

90% Attitude


I never was good at playing the victim. It is just not a role that works for me. I am an action type person. Something is wrong, I find a way to fix it. So yesterday's ending of the pity party was a start. I saw a chiro about my foot/back and things feel ever so much better. I still am not working out and need to do things to keep making improvements, but recovery has begun. I did nothing to face the financial issues yesterday, I will do that today. My mind is clearing and my resolve is returning. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

With that thought in mind, I realized that I may not be able to do a lot of things, but I can workout a little at home here. I can do bodyweight stuff; push-ups, air squats; and I can walk on my treadmill. I will also walk the dogs today. Once I start moving again and feeling better physically, I will start to feel better mentally and more in control.

Okay, going to walk for a little bit and roll out my back some.

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