I've Been Going Up - It's Time to Go Down (weight)!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
It’s amazing how a few unexpected things can really change your habits. I unfortunately had a setback over the last year and I’m trying to get back to what was once a habit. We have also been dealing with getting a stray cat we took in and our other cats to get along (somewhat maybe!).
So, what was I doing that was pretty much a habit and I didn’t expect it to change? I walked during my breaks and/or some of lunch time too. I did strength training but not as much as I was doing when I had a trainer – still I was getting better at it. Problem started when it seemed my acid reflux was really acting up again. Christmas Holiday’s and all the treats I’m not used to eating always seem to do it. This time it wasn’t clearing up. Ended up I needed to have my gall bladder out. So after feeling miserable for several months I ended up having my gallbladder out. No exercise for a while after that. Finally I started feeling better and could exercise but ended up smashing my toe into a heavy duty plastic gate we were using in the house and must have broken my little toe. I did not go to the dr and have them tape up my little toe but it took 2 months at least to get out of the really loose sandals By this point I’ve gone several more months without exercise. Even when I started using the treadmill again it was at a pretty slow pace. My work break walks started up again a lot later. Very sporadic. DH and I go to the gym and I usually use the treadmill. I realized I should be doing the elliptical and recumbent along with treadmill and up the intensity in spurts. I was starting to improve and got the cold from a bad place. Even after 2 weeks I’m still tired in the afternoon and evening. I think I’m getting better now, if not I better go to the doctor! I have actually been doing better this past week watching the amount of food I ate and think I finally started to feel better because I was really hungry today!!! Unfortunately I’d like not to be THAT hungry. Have to curb my chocolate craving too.
So I’ve been doing a couple challenges and have started getting more strength training in and getting more walks in now (or cardio on the elliptical or recumbent). Should mention it helps doing something you like. For some reason I feel like doing the elliptical is too hard but once I get on it I start challenging myself to go 20 seconds faster or turn up the resistance for 20 seconds and do that off and on. The time seems to go by quickly and I’m actually glad I did it. It’s just getting on it more that I have to work on! It’s slow going but I’m going to keep at it. There will be slips and days I don’t get many steps in but I’ll work on it. Getting my motivation back!