Alright, so my re-do of week 2 still didn't go that stellar, but I think I improved on it, so I'll consider it done and move on to week 3 of Spring into Shape.
Do daily toning video
Track food 3 days this week
Do 20-30 mins cardio 5 days this week
Do bonus video twice this week
Freewrite 4 pages this week
Address any/all health issues this month
I found it easier to not do things daily per my crazy schedule and state of mind. So, I did do all 7 videos (except Monday or Tuesday because I was having internet issues, so I did a Coach Nicole DVD that day instead. Win.) I just didn't do one video per day. I did more like 3 "big" days of workouts instead of 7 "small" days. I would like to be a bit more consistent, though, so I think I'm going to try to work on that this week. I think I may have come up short on cardio minutes, too, but luckily that will be for week 3's challenge. I did track my food at least 3 days, and stayed mostly in ranges-woo! I counted my off-day with the DVD as my 'bonus' video... plus I used a stretching video from Coach Nicole for dealing with shin splints.
I think I only wrote 1 or 2 pages in my freewriting journal. Lame. I know I need to be consistent with that, too, in order to see any marked improvement in my writing skills. And I made it the doc this week to get on some meds to help level me back out from last week's hormone-fluctuating psychosis. It was very upsetting to be so out of control over my emotions. I'm sure half the people I encountered that week either thought I was just a total b**** or clinically depressed. I sure felt like both. And to make matters worse, I was in intense pain (if my uterus had a fist, it would have been punching me really hard... in the uterus) and I felt weak (probably pretty anemic) and ill most of those days. I'm glad to be back on some meds. THANK. GOODNESS!!!
Tap dance this week was fun. I was thrilled to have not pulled any groin muscles. HOORAY! However!!! In the last 5 minutes of class, my left ankle started to hurt. I figured it was just done. That class session involved a lot of jumping and joint-bearing steps/moves. So, after 55 minutes, I figured my time was up! I wrapped up my ankle in an ace bandage when I got home and it was pretty sore the next day. Additionally, I have felt some numbness in my big toe (also on the left foot), so now I'm wondering if I should be concerned. Seems like there's some sort of neuropathy happening, right? It's not even my whole toe that's been getting numb, either. It's just the side of my toe. It happened when I was practicing tap at home, too, so... hmmm... Anyone encounter this before? Ankle is still sore, too.
Well, I'd talk more about my "special friend", but really there isn't much to say. We haven't spoken a whole lot since his birthday weekend "fiasco" (which I still have residual feelings about) due to his work schedule, out of town relatives visiting, playing uncle to his sister's kids, and apparently he got a cold on top of all that, so we've had about 10 minutes of any sort of contact in the last week or so. Sad, disappointed, lonely? You bet I am. But, what can I do?
So, instead, I'll be wrapping this up with my week 3 goals and heading off to study for my chem exam tonight (this whole blog has been one giant procrastination).
Week 3 Goals:
Track food 3 days this week
Increase fruit & veggie intake by 1 serving per day
Daily toning videos
30 mins minimum cardio 5x this week
4 pages of freewriting this week
Address any health issues this month
Yesterday my granny and I both wore plaid shirts with 3/4 sleeves and those nifty rolled sleeve fastener thingies on them.