Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yikes!

Okay, so I've been off doing my own thing and have been too lazy to blog :) I have lots to do today though so I promise I will post a full blog soon.

The short version of the last month:
  • Been struggling with healthy eating
  • Belle started soccer last week
  • Started my late start Saturdays at work
  • been super lazy around the house
  • Struggling with going to the gym every day
  • Finally started wearing my BodyBugg 23 hours a day as recommended by the program
  • Struggling with drinking enough water
I'm off to try and do some at home exercises, eat, then do some housework that I've been neglecting for weeks.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday Weigh-In

It's official! I've lost 20 pounds since I re-started my journey on March 1st. It's been a roller coaster for sure! Huge results with AdvoCare in March, then some weight gain while moving and then again with my shoulder injury, now back on track in the right direction! :D I'm so happy I lost 7 pounds this week! HUGE results!!!!!

I have a feeling I'm going to need to up my game though. I have been doing the same workout at the gym all week. I think I will finish out this week with the same workout and then switch it up next week to keep my body guessing and changing in positive ways.

I have my free training session with my personal trainer tonight at 7pm. My shoulder still isn't 100% so I think I am going to post-pone that for a week.

Anywho, short post today because I have some errands to run and I need to get going if I'm going to get the kids back here for a reasonable nap time.

God bless you all and keep stepping forward. Even baby steps in the right direction will eventually get you to where you want to be!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

So Excited!

Hehe! So I cheated on the scale yesterday and then again today :) Even though I've gained weight during this injury, going to the gym this week and straightening out my eating a little has totally turned it around! I'm not going to spoil the official weigh in for Tuesday but it's safe to say you can expect to see some positive results! I can't wait to find out how many calories I burn at work on a light day, I will upload the data from my BodyBugg tomorrow. :) I have been taking it easy at work and only working at the counter because of my arm.

Speaking of... I am happy to announce I have about 95% of my arm function back! Still taking it easy though. I'm done with my anti-inflammatory prescription and haven't taken any pain meds since Thursday, and I only took 1 that day! :)

Anyways, time to finish my breakfast and get my lunch ready for work.
God Bless!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Official!

I'm so excited! I am officially a member at 24 Hour Fitness again! I love my boyfriend. He gave me the green light as long as I could rearrange some of the things I pay for (mostly fun stuff, not necessities) out of my salary so the membership will not affect our ability to pay our necessary bills (aka, rent, electricity, car...). He said I can have the membership so long as I keep going. If I stop going, he's canceling my membership. Understandable.

I started my 7 day free pass Monday night and have gone every night thus far this week. I have really missed going to the gym and having ME time. I worry about going out by myself to some random place either super early in the morning or really late at night to go for a walk/run. I feel much safer working out with someplace to go. Plus, Aaron will always know where I'm supposed to be. After school starts back up I will be able to go to some of the classes (as long as I'm not working) during the day because I will just have Eli to worry about care for. One kid is so much more affordable to find care for than three!

There are a lot of changes coming in September. Aaron's hours will be changing (which mean mine will too) just for starters. Although, with both of the girls being in school, it will definitely open up my schedule to be able to work during the week. I need to figure out my work schedule and possibly getting a second job (somewhere open 24 hours). This is probably boring to you, but writing it down helps me sort out my ideas and writing this down also helps me remember my brainstorming ideas :) Even if my random thoughts make sense, lol.

I had my first workout as an official member tonight. I only made it an hour on the treadmill tonight, my legs started to get wobbly so I decided to call it good for the night. I killed my legs on the weight machines again though :) Plus, I did a little arm work. I haven't used my shoulder sling all day today, hadn't taken any advil, only took one pain pill after running a couple errands so I figured I could work my muscles a little bit. I was very gentle, and went very slow paying close attention to my injured shoulder so I could stop if it started hurting.

I see great things for this Tuesday's weigh in and it is still four days away :) Anyhow, it's late and I'm tired. Time for bed.

God Bless!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Weigh-In

This week wasn't a weight loss week either. With my shoulder hurting so badly I haven't taken the time to prepare healthy meals and I haven't been able to exercise. Plus, I've been in so much pain that I ended up going to the ER Thursday night. Verdict? Tendonitis in my shoulder with a calcium deposit on it. I guess calcium deposits are your body's way of trying to fix inflammation. Well body, it didn't work! You only made the problem worse! So I was ordered to take it easy and given pain meds. Sunday rolled around and I was still in pain and almost out of meds so I went to the Urgent Care clinic. This time the Dr. told me to NOT have my arm in the sling the ER gave me all the time because my shoulder could freeze up. He gave me a new prescription for pain meds, a list of exercises to do for my shoulder (none of which really burn calories, just work on the shoulder muscles to help relax them), a prescription for a better anti-inflammatory (because advil wasn't helping), and ordered me to see an Osteopathic doctor :(

I had fully intended to make an appointment with the Dr the ER referred me to (the on-call dr) but yesterday and today my arm is actually feeling better! I still can't use it fully but it is soooooo much better than it was. And no, that isn't the Vicadin talking.

Last week I jumped the gun a little bit and went online to get a 7 day pass for 24 hour fitness because I got the green light from my hunny to get a membership if I could find one for $20 a month that is open during non-traditional business hours. The pass had to be redeemed by today or it expired so I decided last night I would go check out the gym. I had intended to walk on the treadmill for an hour and a half, but my shoulder had other plans. I almost made it to an hour, but I couldn't get the last 4 minutes in. My shoulder started to bug me and I didn't want to risk injuring it further so I stopped and called it good. I plan on going again every night this week to walk on the treadmill.

So... since I haven't been eating the best AND have pretty much been sedentary and planted on the couch since Friday, it isn't a surprise that I've gained weight since my last weigh in. Official poundage this week? 224.2

I also haven't been wearing my BodyBugg because I have to hold my arm out at a weird angle (well, weird for an injured shoulder) to get it on. I did wear it last night during my workout though so we'll see how accurate the calorie counter on the treadmill was. According to the treadmill I burned about 400 calories.

I also haven't been doing my 100 Days Challenge because I haven't been able to sit at the computer and type very much. I am surprised that my shoulder has lasted long enough for me to type this up. It probably helps that I'm laying on the couch with my laptop on my lap though :)

Okay, enough work for my shoulder. It's starting to complain.
Stay safe, listen to your body, and take care!
God Bless!