My Thoughts and Motivation

getting healthy the right way

Michael Jackson June 26, 2009

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Rest In Peace

 

Weigh in Day! June 24, 2009

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Wow!
I really, really did not want to step on the scale today….I just felt heavy and I knew it would not be good. Well I stepped on and what do you know I lost 3 pounds! I am so excited, finally a drop! 152!
I worked out yesterday but for the most part I just really watched what I ate this week and this past weekend. I picked lighter options and really had some self control when I was surrounded with things to over eat.

I finally get to pull some numbers for my team, Go Team Coral~

 

Hit the gym today June 23, 2009

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I wanted to go to the mommy and me class yesterday, but I was fighting a headache all day. Sometimes my nerves get all pinched, and I end up with a really painful headache. I took it easy and tried not to make the situation worse until the meds could kick in and kick it in the butt!

It is probably for the best though. I think I really might have hurt myself at the mommy and me class, at least I think.
I can’t actually remember hurting myself or when it started. I just recall noticing in the last week that when I wash dishes and my lower body is against the counter, I get a little pain, like I was pressing on a bruise. It is in my groin between….well my groin and hip bone….on the crease of the thigh.

I just figured I had bumped into something, b/c I dont remember hurting myself in the class although I dont remember hitting anything either for that matter….but that happens right?!?
It was not bugging me really, only when it was pressed and even then it is not really horribly painful.
Well last night it seemed a little worse, I was feeling on it and I felt a bump or something, I was thinking maybe a lymph node. I went to bed and the bump was gone this morning.
I woke up at 5 pumped up and wanting a workout, so I sucked down some water (I was feeling pretty dry) got the kids up and fed and was out the door at 7 for the gym.
It was so early that no other mother in her right mind was there with her toddler, so the kids had the corral  to themselves. I did 30 minutes on the ARC trainer. I always do the ARC on interval, but today every time it went to incline, I would push it up to 8 or 9 and really climb. It felt great!
Then I walked on the treadmill for about 10 minutes on a 12% incline, but the youngest DD started to get a little fussy so we headed home. On the way home I noticed while I was sitting that the lump was back and it felt a little bigger. Like I had put a marble between the crease in my thigh or something. It is sorta hard to explain, and
I kinda felt a little freaked!

I cant really see a bulge visually, maybe slightly but not much. I started to worry that I might have a hernia or something, and it felt a bit bigger even by this afternoon so I called the doc for an appt. There were none available so they are supposed to call me back in the next 72 hours to discuss, and squeeze me in. Gotta love the military health system! That is either sarcasm or sincerity….I am not sure which!
I really don’t want a hernia…that means surgery eek!
I am hoping it really is just a swollen squishy lymph node….

 

Feeling good! June 19, 2009

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I got in a great workout today!

No shred, but a mommy and me style class at the gym. The kids played while the moms worked out, somewhat shred style actually.
It went pretty well, but I still find it hard to focus on my workout when my 3 year old is stealing toys and poking another kid in the eye!

Diet wise has been good as well. I have found many creative and delicious healthy recipes, and we have been enjoying them. I made these bean and cheese enchilada’s yesterday that were so good, I just cant wait to have leftovers tonight!

My leg seems to be all recovered but I am still a little scared to get back into the shred. I really dont want to hurt myself again 😦

Despite the lack of activty this past week or so, from me or my scale…another friend commented that I looked thinner! This is a very good thing 🙂
I plan on shredding a few times a week and going to this mommy and me class as well.
I would like to bring in some pounds lost for team at some point in this challenge.

Go Team Coral!!

 

a weigh in June 17, 2009

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I have been eating good foods and watching how much I eat, but I still have not dropped on the scale.
I am not too concerned however, because I took the week off to recoup my leg which has improved. I am going to hit the workouts again and hopefully not re-injure it.

I am also retaining so much water! I hate it, I watch my sodium and drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day and I cannot seem to flush it all out. I think it has to do with the heat. I just am very sensitive and bloat for the smallest reasons. I know if I was not retaining I would have seen a drop this week, b/c I am pretty swollen today.

So anyway, my noneventful weigh in post!

 

I am still here! June 15, 2009

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I have not been working out all week….I have a good reason I promise!

My bum leg, what a bummer. I definitely pulled a muscle of some sort, and after working out on it one day, it was just so much worse.
It is finally not hurting anymore and I plan to get back into the swing of things on Wednesday. Tomorrow  will not be a good day b/c my baby girl Odessa is having her spay surgery. I have to get up very early with her and then nurse her when she gets back.
I am very bummed about having to put the shred on hold, and I am hoping I wont have fallen to far behind in my strength and stamina.
I will of course update.
I have been eating as well as possible, and hope I have not gained anything come weigh in day!

 

Weigh in! June 10, 2009

Today is the weigh in for the sisterhood and I have not budged…..bummer!

I am not too stressed about it, b/c other people have noticed a difference and I got a few comments this week. I think I can even see a small difference. I also know my body and how it reacts to weights, I put on muscle faster than I lose fat. At some point tho, the weight will just suddenly start dropping off. I just hope it will drop during this challenge so I can pull in some big numbers for the team…Go Team Coral!

My leg in improving slightly, no workout yesterday, but I did walk around the block a couple times. No workout today but I ate very moderately. I have a busy day tomorrow so I am skipping the shred and will throw in a walk for sure. I figure I will give my leg one more day and then ease back into the shredding and hope for the best…..

hopefully the scale will budge a little next week….or a lot!