Wednesday, June 29, 2011

That which does not kill us...

"You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour."

Went to the doctor for my hip pain; it turns out I have tensor fascia lata tendonitis. And the prescribed treatment was complete rest, ice, nsaids for at least a week or until pain is gone. Then I can stretch and walk, and then I can start training again.

I was so frustrated I cried in her office. I just got the enthusiasm up. I am determined and going strong and now, ROADBLOCK! I don't have a good track record with when I lose momentum... What was I going to do? I was able to negotiate the ability to do upper body workouts and swim if it doesn't hurt. So, I went to Mom's Treehouse and talked to Alex and Rachel (my Body Back trainers). And I cried again when I told them. But then I was able to calm down and develop a game plan. I will focus on my nutrition, do upper body workouts, and just keep the routine of doing what I can.

I realize that I have a unique opportunity for growth. I can let this defeat me (as I would have so many times before) OR I can persevere and come out the other end stronger and better for it.

Well, that's all for now...
Happy Wednesday!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Good News / Bad News

Let's start with the good...
I've been going strong for the past week. I am energized and excited still. And, although I may be imagining things, my pants feel a little looser today :)

And the bad...
My hip HURTS! It's been hurting off and on since I started this class. I have a hunch it's from running (I vaguely remember a similar pain the last time I tried to run). I'm really hoping that there is an easy fix (like some stretching that I should be doing), because I don't want to stop now (and I don't really want an EGD or kidney problems from all the advil I've been popping)!!!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A surprising decision and starting points...

Finally, a decent night's sleep!

I woke up this morning and decided to do a 5K... One of my new friends in my Body Back class organized the 'Jack and Abby 5K' in memory of her twin babies that became angels while in the NICU. I wanted to show my support and also, get my exercise in for the day. I decided to walk in honor of Delaney Hope, my friend's daughter who spent her entire life in the NICU.

It was a lovely day and a beautiful event. There were lots of families and everyone was very friendly.

Not having trained or prepared for the race, I decided to just see what happens. My goal was to finish it and I hoped to finish it under an hour. I figured that it would be a great place to start -- I can't wait to see myself improve!!

And I did it! Finished in 57:55. Lots of room for improvement, but today I will celebrate my success.

Thank you Stefanie for hosting a wonderful event and to Jen from Body Back who rooted me on!

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Starting over with a renewed spirit...

I had to get honest with myself...

My journey has taken a serious detour for the worse. Since I was still going to the gym, I tricked myself into thinking that I have been doing what I know I need to to be healthy; I knew in my heart this was not true. All of the healthy habits that I incorporated started to slip out of my life, until I got to a point where my lifestyle was pretty close to what I was doing before I began. And as a result, my weight is pretty close to my starting weight... very disheartening.

But, I could either continue my pity-party or do something about it... and I'm choosing the latter.

One of my neighbors, Rachel P, has taken her Stroller Strides business and expanded it into much more. And even though I am not a mother, I decided to challenge myself and enroll in her Body Back class (even though I don't remember when I actually had the body in the first place). The first day wasn't a full class and I was sore! Today was the second class and it's hard - but I am doing it! I've met some super cool women - they are always cheering me on! Thank you Lisa, Rebekah, Stephanie and Alex for getting me though today's workout...

I am so proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort-zone! I am so excited and enthusiastic of what is to come...

Happy Thursday!