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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Sunday, May 6th 2018....this is the day I'm getting back on track. This past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions and crazy fluctuating hormones. I've been having insane cravings for junk food and I've been indulging in every one of them. I even ate cake at a birthday party yesterday and I don't even like cake! It was sugar, it was sweet and it made me feel like crap but for some reason I still indulged. Well enough is enough. I've lost approximately 45 lbs so far with another 45 to go. I will not give in to these rediculous temptations and cravings. My hormones will not control my decisions any longer. I can, I have and I will continue to push forward to a better, healthier me. My daughter needs me to be the healthiest version possible and I'm going to be the best role model by showing her how to take care of yourself first. I actually told myself an excuse last week that I can't believe I came up with. I stayed home from the gym and told myself that it would be better for her to stay home with mommy and play rather than taking her with me to the gym. She stays in child watch while I exercise. Now I know that is good for her to be with other kids every once in a while and I know that mommy also needs a little time to herself to take care of me. My excuse was so rediculous and now I am embarrassed to even be saying it. I honestly think most times it's better for is to venture to the gym rather than sitting at home. I will try to never use that excuse again as I know it's just not true. Tomorrow I have a busy day but I hope to get in a little workout. Even if it's just a little cardio or strength training while Lillyana naps. I have to get back to it. I know that I've already set myself back from where I was and each day I delay is putting me further back too. With that being said, my last day of exercise was the first day of C25K. Now I have always had the desire to run or at least jog for exercise but I've never been able to because of my physical limitations. Last week I thought that I would give it a try since I had been exercising for about four or five months and I am now able to do 30 minutes on the recumbant bike and another 60 on the elliptical. My asthma is finally under control, I was feeling great and felt that I was getting stronger. I did day one and managed to jog for 6 out of the 8 jogging cycles. I did this on a treadmill which looking back I think I should have done it on concrete so I would be able to control my pace much easier and quicker than having to adjust the speed on the treadmill. Still, I managed to complete the whole 30 minutes and I was SO incredibly proud of myself. The next couple days I was sore but nothing too terrible. Then came sudden onset of sharp hip pain Everytime I externally rotated. The pain is on my good side too which makes it even worse because it's the side of my body that I count on to compensate for my weaker right side. A couple days later I went to my regular chiropractor appointment and he thought I was nuts to attempting jogging because of the impact and my unbalanced muscles and bones. After examing and adjusting me he basically said that my left hip is incredibly loose and can be dislocated very easily if I'm not careful. Needless to say I won't be trying jogging again. How does one get past the desire to jog/run knowing that they physically can't and shouldn't? I enjoy my workouts now but I feel bored at times. What other cardio options could I try that might get me out of my exercise funk? I want to try to maximize calories burned in the least amount of time.
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  • SABLENESS
    You either do it in baby steps or you accept that other forms of exercise are better for your particular body. I started with only one minute on the elliptical last year and worked up from there. I'm still working on stairs. I like the treadmill because I'm in control of the speed and incline. Even on days when I'm good for nothing more than a slow stroll on it, at least I'm in motion. I love a sign posted in my workplace gym. It says the only bad workout is the one that didn't happen. YES!
    849 days ago
  • JANETRW50
    I'm having issues with my foot so I can't jog. When I work out I use the rower which is a great cardio workout. I would think that the elliptical would also work for you. No impact.

    BTW, your baby is gorgeous! And thanks for commenting on my blog this morning!
    866 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    emoticon try looking at some of the exercise videos here on spark. There are alot of great ones there and I am sure that you will be able to find some that you will enjoy. Hang in there you deserve to be fit and happy for yourself along with your daughter. emoticon
    867 days ago
  • IRISHROVER63
    Hang in there! You can't do it all at once. Your body needs to work up to it. The last thing you need is to be bedridden because of a dislocated hip. What good would you be for your little one then? There is nothing wrong with walking that 5k. I will do the cardio Bootcamp workout that coach Nicole has and I love the Kettle Bell workout that use to be on the Spark Page but is now gone emoticon . You've got this!
    867 days ago
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