Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ex-er-size!

I have to start this with a big ....

GO BLACKHAWKS!! Great job winning that Cup! 

Now onto the business at hand...

I have been "off" from working out the last couple weeks. It's been slight torture. I've still had pain so it hasn't been bad being unable to do it physically. However, mentally it's wearing on me! I am starting to feel "fat" (for lack of a better word). I am definitely ready to get back into action!! It's been frustrating having to rest. I'm not good at resting.

Last night I tried a run. I made it about five minutes before I quit.  I was going to just walk, but I was pressed for time (had to get to my Grandparents' for dinner). I'd have had enough time to run, but not to walk. Obviously I walk at a slower pace, and with my legs hurting, I know I'm going to be even slower than usual. BLAH!

So running? Is a big fail.  For now.
I guess I was expecting to be able to do more because after my surgery last year, I was right back at it about this time.  I had a different form of lipo on my legs, so that may contribute... As well as the swelling taking longer to go away due to no compression garment on the bottom. I blame the capillaries for all of it! Well, maybe not, but it seems that that's where it started. I will allow myself to heal and won't try to run for a little while longer. I can feel the pain when I walk, so I know it's going to be there when I run. I knew that yesterday. I just didn't know, or think, it would be quite so intolerable.

Today's plan is to do a short DVD and take a walk. I really need to get over my fear of the lawn mower and mow the grass, otherwise I'd do more.  I suppose at this point a 30-35 minute DVD and at least a 30 minute walk is probably good.... I KNOW I should start a little slower but I've missed it. I want to jump right it. Fortunately I'm going to see how it goes with the mower so there won't be time to push too hard... Wish me luck in not hacking off my foot or something when I mow - seriously I have NEVER used a push mower and the thought frightens me. This will be the first time mowing my grass on my own, someone else has always done it for me, so I'm slightly afraid of the contraption. Also, the thought of it is not appealing to me. I try to look at it as a little extra exercise. However, that? Is not fun like other exercise.

Anyway....

 I think I will do a JM DVD and see how that goes. I'm thinking I'll do Ripped in 30. That's a good mix of cardio and ST (as most of her workouts) and should be light enough that it won't bother my legs too much. If it does, then I'll stop and just walk tonight. I won't want to accept doing less but I will. Begrudgingly, of course. I have to try to see what will work!  I absolutely have to find some sort of exercise, in addition to walking, to do as I continue to heal.

My thinking is that a few days a week I will get up early to do a shorter DVD. After work I will attempt TF, and then after that (or even later, after dinner) I will walk.... Time will depend on the temperature. I will, most likely, take my dogs since they love walks. I can't take them out if it's too hot. Plus after dinner walks can be nice sometimes!

I think I will wait to incorporate TF until next week. Tomorrow I have a birthday dinner to attend so I will probably do the DVD in the morning and take a walk after work/before dinner. I'm happy to be back into planning - it feels good!! My eating has been good the last couple days, and after that short time I'm already feeling better about myself. I wasn't super unhealthy when I was off, but I did eat out a lot more often than normal and things weren't cooked to my usual slightly obsessive healthy preference. It wasn't all bad but it wasn't all as good as it could have been. If feels good to be on track with planning, eating, and drinking my water (that suffered a bit too). Now I just need to get back into an exercise routine! I'm for sure looking forward to it!!

In fact, I'm looking forward to it so much that I'm going to go out and attempt this mowing situation and then come in to do a DVD. We'll see how hungry I am when I finish. I might have dinner then walk later. If I'm not hungry, then after the DVD I'll leash up the dogs and head out for a walk. I'm super excited to be doing something, even if it isn't running right now!!

Hope you are having a fantastic week!!!

XOXO

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