March 9, 2015 in 101 Things To Do List, Exercise, Getting Healthy, Healthy Food, Weight Loss

Just do it!

Today could have been horrible but a girl has to do what a girl has to do. I was exhausted this morning, it had nothing to do with daylight savings time, but rather on me getting to bed after 1 am. Still, lets just pretend it was Daylight Savings time, because everyone hates it, right? Although, it was wonderful leaving work with the sun still up and warmness surrounding me. <3

After work I forced myself to hit the gym. I printed out my Intro to Weightlifting workout plan from Krissy Mae Cagney (www.krissymaecagney.com) that I bought when I stopped using a trainer and was healing from my broken foot. I never made it all the way through the first time. My workout partner and my schedules didn’t jive and I couldn’t lift without help (crutches make it hard to carry weights) so it all fell apart. It wasn’t her fault, it was mine. I gave up. I should have found a way but I let myself off the hook. I didn’t expect to still be trying to heal the foot 10 months after I broke it. But now Im back, I can’t run or do burpees, lunges, and a few other things but I can walk without crutches. So that means I can carry weights.

I got through Day 1: Back and Bis. Not impressive weights, but I made it through 3 sets of each. I pushed myself and I know if I stay motivated I will get through the 4 weeks and up my weights. I also walked on a treadmill for 20 minutes. It wasn’t a fast pace, but I made it through. I’m not allowed to go for longer or at a fast pace. No running. I’m following the rules. I want to be able to do a 5k this summer, maybe even a 10k. That means letting my foot heal. It wasn’t until tonight that I really noticed what my physical therapist was talking about with my leg muscles in my right leg not firing. The muscle has atrophied. There is a distinct difference in the feel of my right calf vs my left calf. Its disappointing but its not the end of the world.

This just pushed me to do my physical therapy workouts without giving up because I’m frustrated. I made it through the balance exercises, the tap back, the calf raises, and hip stuff. Fun times, painful but complete. I will get there.

After all this, the next piece of the “getting healthy” challenge was taken. I had to figure out what to eat. Which meant cooking. I left my leftovers from the night before  at work. So tonight, I made a …wait for it…stir fry hahaha Potatoes, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and broccoli. I also cooked some chicken longanisa for my protein. Used a little black bean chili pepper oil and seasonings. Everything in a pan and go. It tasted really good and I have more leftovers for tomorrow’s dinner. Go me!

I can do it! Tomorrow is shoulders and abs. Woohoo! haha

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