Hit the gym last night, after a little time off (minus the jillian workout from Monday. I still couldn’t walk properly yesterday). I’m rethinking my strategy right now.
To be honest, I’ve been avoiding this, but over the last several weeks, the plantar fasciitis in my left foot has come back with a vengeance. The other still feels okay, but I’m getting to the point where it hurts every time I put my foot down again. I’m not thrilled with this, obviously. I’m stretching, using night splints (foot stretchers, basically), meds, injections.. everything I’m supposed to do.
For the moment, I’m going to put running on hold, bc up until this week, I was still holding out hope to start a regular routine again this spring. I think I’m also going to focus less on cardio, and more on lifting.
I used to lift almost every single day, and I miss that. I also was very successful at losing weight while doing a lifting/cardio combination at the gym. I’m still planning on hiking my ass off this summer, and my left shoulder (the more recently injured one), is feeling better. I’ve been icing it, and started doing some low weight dumbbell exercises in the past week. I’m doing some of the exercises they recommended for my other shoulder, and now that the pain isn’t acute anymore, I’m ready. I want to kayak this summer!!
I followed a specific weight lifitng program before. I also need to clean up my eating, a lot. Maybe switching tactics will help, I have no idea. I’ve been trying to think of what I used to do that made me so successful at weight loss, that I’m missing now. This is my next shot in the dark.
After the snow day yesterday (for the snow that barely came at all), I have a personal day today. I have to go see the girlie bits doctor (prenatal counseling, what?!) and then I have to see my dentist again. An old filling needs to be replaced. I’m not sure which one of these appointments I’m looking forward to less.
I didn’t really tell anyone what the day off was for. I’m close to two ladies at work, but when I had my feet injected, I told them why I wouldn’t be there. And to please not tell their (not my, although I work with her) boss bc she’s nosy, and it was none of her business. Well, one of them told her anyway when she asked (like I knew she would), and I was pissed. Lesson learned- don’t tell people stuff if you don’t want others to find out. I know who it was, and I tell her nothing important now.
Eating was great yesterday, until right at the end of the day. Overeating at dinner time has been a problem for me the past six months. I know it is directly related to not eating enough breakfast/ lunch or snacks- just not enough earlier in the day. I didn’t go crazy last night, but it was more than I would like to have eaten. One day at a time. Sigh.
Just survived level one of JM killer buns and thighs. Usually by the last circuit, I’m like peace out! But I made it this time, and pushed really hard. I’m proud of myself on this beautifully snowy (but not the 8-12” promised!) and no work Monday.
I had a dentist appt yesterday. I love my dental hygienist, she’s fantastic. I hate the visits though, because my gums always feel violated afterwards (thanks to the hardcore flossing). I could barely chew my veggies at dinner last night, lol.
No gym last night or tonight. I was planning on it, but I forgot we were going to my parent’s house tonight!! We haven’t seen them since Christmas, so it will be nice to go home. One of our very best friends is having his black belt test tomorrow, and we’re going to support him as well. It’s gonna be a busy weekend- birthdays, black belt tests and cats will all be thrown in the mix.
I think I’m going to try the gym tonight. Honestly, I’m probably going to walk on the treadmill. I say walk, but I mean do hill climbs for extended periods of time, as fast as I can manage.
I’ve talked to J about this a lot, and I think I’m going to focus on walking/hiking right now. Running seems to eff up my feet too much at the moment, for only three or four miles at a time. I’m hoping that doing the walking will help my feet get used to going harder for longer again, and I can build up the running.
I have no idea, just something to try. I haven’t worked out since last Thursday because of being sick, but the scale said 210 last night. I realize it’s highly possible a bunch of that is water weight, since it said 206.5 last week. But, it’s the highest I’ve ever, ever seen a scale go personally. It’s time to kick all these physical problems to the curb. I’m over it.
That moment when you’re driving to work, and the person in front of you brakes, and so do you.. but due to snow, both of you keep going.
Thankfully, I was able to dive into the other, open lane (one way streets, w00t) and avoided any collision. But yeah, I’d like to not repeat that anytime soon.
I feel better today, finally. My ears are still clogged, and I have to ask people to talk to me loud, and nearby, so I can understand them. but, I don’t feel like dying anymore, my throat feels good, and my stomach doesn’t hurt anymore. Win! Maybe I’ll go to zumba tonight.. maybe.
J and I went to bed at 10pm last night, and usually we read or watch a movie. I turned on a movie, and we both passed out in five min. We’re a lively twosome, that’s fo sho.
Another friend just jumped on the baby train. I’m surprised by how much I wished that had been me.
Sorry for low quality pic, but awesome dinner. Garlic and broccoli, and garlic brown sugar chicken.
Tortellini, tomato and sausage cream sauce
Not my pics, or my writing, except maybe one *noted spot. Made this last week, and it was delicious. I splurged and used cream, but I think it can still be amazing with regular milk. Easy and yummy!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds sausage *(Turkey sausage)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup vegetable broth (* I used chicken broth)
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- ½ cup heavy cream *(or milk!)
- 18 ounces tortellini
- Salt & pepper
- Heat oil in a large skillet and cook sausages about 5-7 minutes, until sausages are browned throughout.
- Add garlic and heat for 30 seconds.
- Remove sausages from skillet and slice into bit-size pieces.
- Return sausages to pan along with broth, tomato sauce, cream, and tortellini.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Cover and simmer for 12 minutes.
Back to work today. Still feeling less than stellar, but I’m not sure I can take a third day on the couch. I’m more here to talk to people (not my cats) than anything else. I took some meds, so I’m not spewing germs everywhere by way of coughing.
Cardioboxing is tonight. I have a feeling I won’t be able to do much besides plod back to my car at the end of the day, but I’m going to try. I’ll bring my workout clothes, anyway.
And Maximus on the other side of me. At least I have company.
My life right now. Remy is keeping me company.
Came home to die on the couch. Eff my life. I’m ready to be healthy again.
Somebody put me out of my misery, please? I’m at work, but it’s almost as bad as being at home on the couch. Ughhhh.