Fitness Tip of the Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Up and down

Yesterday was check up day at the Doctors office and it went well but....he wants me to have some tests done on my stomach. I told him as long as he did not mention the H word (Hospital) I would do whatever he liked. Years ago I had a similar test done and they told me I was developing an ulcer so hence the new test he wants to rule out that the ulcer is active and could be part of some of the problems I am having.

I did have to weigh in and it was ok I gained 2 lbs (back to 265) I am upset about it but I know why it happened (love potato chips and cake!) so I am going to work on losing the 2 lbs and also work on getting back to my routine. I will admit this week has not been going well I have only been to the gym once and I know I need to get up off the couch and get going. Positive thinking people it is the only way!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Back to the Gym

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend I did alot of nice weather and getting back into the groove again!

Today marks the day I go back to the gym. I am going to take it slow and get on the treadmill for about 15 mins. and just get myself ready for the up coming weeks and hopefully by the end of the month I can get back to my classes (oh how I miss you). May 17th also marks my one your anniversary on this journey as well as this blog. I cannot believe it has already been 1 year. How time flys when you are having fun LOL! I am really proud of what I have accomplished over the past few months and really know deep down I have achieved more than I would have ever dreamed but.......you always know there is a but......I want more! I am going to spend these next couple of weeks really thinking about my new goal I am going to set for myself for the next year and try and come up with a plan that will help me succeed because I am worth it.

Have any of you set new goals of the past few months and what are you doing to achieve them?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Hunger Monster is creeping in!

The last few weeks I have gotten back into some old habits - eating when I am bored! I am having a tuff time trying to keep myself from eating. I have always had this problem and since I have been on a regular routine of working out I have been taking my focus somewhere else. But since being in the hospital and having to take time off I noticed last night I am right back where I was before eating because I am bored! I kind of find it surprising that I can fall right back into this pattern even though I have worked so hard to keep myself focused on my goals and I know that this is not right.

I was not able to walk last night due to rain but I am hoping tonight will be a different story. My head is not in a good place right now and falling back into the old routine is becoming hard for me - I need to refocus and just keep looking toward the future.

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring is near

Last night I went walking for the first time in 2 weeks and it was so nice. We have been having some afternoon showers and I love how it smells after the rain - and it reminds me that spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait.

This week will shape up really nicely I am going to walk each afternoon and work on some projects that I have neglected for a while. I am enjoying this down time but I am also missing the gym. It is so funny how a year can change your life and it also reminds me that life is to short we all need to open our eyes and enjoy it and not worry so much (I know I know I am saying this and I am nothing but a stress bag!) but I am working on it. One of my really close friends reminds me to breath and don't sweat the small stuff. I cannot promise it but I am going to try really hard and let it go.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Getting There!

Happy Monday everyone! I had a wonderful weekend and I am starting to feel pretty good (about 85%) and I have a smile on my face today. Been trying to keep my stress level down but as you all know life does not let us do that.

Today I start back with my exercise (yeah) I will be working my way back to the gym but for now I am going to walk and get my momentum back up. I am hoping in the next 2weeks I can get back to the classes at the gym and back in rare form. I really do miss my time at the gym and I am so ready to get back at it.

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Got the news!

Hello everyone I am doing really well today. I am still a little sore but on the road to recovery.

Yesterday at work a group of us were informed that in the next 30 days we will be laid off. I really was expected it but WOW I started thinking about what I might have to give up until the economy gets back on track and the one thing I am worried about is my membership to the gym. I cannot give that up! I am missing it now (Doc orders) and I cannot think about not being able to go. So please keep good thoughts coming I am hoping I can find another job really quick.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Weigh In!

Went for a Doc apt today and of course they weigh you (I was not looking forward to it) but I lost another 2 lbs! Yeah.....smiling:)!

I am back at work today and it is ok I am a little sore and just trying to remember no bending over ha! Hopefully tomorrow it will feel at least 85% better.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Good news!

Hello everyone I am back and feeling great!

The Cardiac Cath went well I don't have any blockage and my Doctor as well as I am pretty happy about that! It was not a great experience (I have to be home for 2 days due to the incision) but I am glad it is over and the outcome was great. Thank you to all of you for your kindness and keeping me in you thoughts I really appreciate it.

But some bad news I am not aloud to work out for 2 weeks so I am afraid I will regain all of the weight I have lost in the last few months so I am trying to be really good but when I am bored (like I am now) I want to eat everything I can. So that will be something I have to focus on until I can go back to the gym. I am aloud to walk which starts on Friday so I will just have to work really hard to keep my mind clear and focus on what I can and cannot do.

Remember don't let your body down listen when it speaks to you and know that stress can derail you from your goal (it is something I have to work on).

Monday, April 13, 2009

Today is the day..........

Happy Monday everyone.......Today is the day I go for my Cardiac Cath and I have to say I am a little nervous. I was ok Friday but now that it is coming closer I cannot stop thinking about what is going to happen but I know this is the best thing for me and I will be a better person when this is over.

Please say a prayer for me and I will try and post in the next few days.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Your body knows best!

Hi everyone I have been away for a few days and not by my own choice.

Monday I went to have my monthly check up with my Doctor and he ran an EKG to see how I was doing and within 5 mins I was sent off to check into the hospital for some test. He noticed that I had a spike in the left side of my heart and was worried (my Grandmother has heart problems). To say the least I was really scared and not sure what to expect. When I arrived at the hospital I was immediately hooked up to a monitor and given a drip to thin my blood and told to not stress out and it would be ok. I don't know about you but when someone tells me not to stress you can bet it will happen. Within a couple of hours I had been poked (they had to draw my blood ever so often to make sure the blood thinner was working right) and given another EKG (came out the same) and to top it all off my blood pressure was out the roof.

For the last few days it has been nothing but tests and questions but I do have an answer - according to my Doctor I have a blockage in my left valve and a leaking valve on the right (said this is common in Women and not to worry about that) but on Monday I have to go and have a Cardiac Cath done and it should fix the problem. I was told since I take such good care of myself that this showed up early and that it was a good thing because if it had stayed unnoticed that would have been worse.

The moral of this situation is when your body is telling you something LISTEN because it could save your life. It only proves to me that exercising and changing your diet is the key to good health.

PS There is some good news I did lose 4 lbs!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bad, Bad Girl!

Ok this weekend I will admit I was really bad. I did not exercise once, I ate a lot of bad food and I just did not care!

This is so out of character for me and since I am on this mission for my Bday which is only 6 weeks away so not good! Today I am off from the gym (going to the Doc for my cough) and tomorrow back on track with 30/20/10 and Cardiobox on Wednesday and Zumba on Friday. The gym is going to be closed on Sunday for Easter so I think I will be taking a walk something I have not done in a while.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Feeling Great!

Happy Friday everyone.....I feel a lot better today taking the day off really helped. I know over the last few weeks I have talked about resting and how important it is but it is true. I am still a little sore but I am finding the more I move around the better I feel. I am crossing my fingers for Monday's weigh in and I will feel a lot better and know I am back on track. Everyone challenges yourself this weekend and see if you can push yourself harder and how far you can take yourself.....all the soreness is worth it!

This weekend I probably will rest some more and then on Sunday I am taking Cardiobox again and then rest and start the week off with more 30/20/10.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Like Jelly!

Last night at Cardiobox I felt as if my legs were like "jelly".........I am so tired today. Am I over doing it? Is this normal? I am working really hard at the gym at least 4 days a week (which is weird I used to go at least 6) but since I increased my cardio with 30/20/10 and Cardiobox I seem to be running on a lower steam. I am just worried I might be pushing myself to hard. I am seeing results (I go weigh on Monday fingers crossed I at least lost 2 lbs) and I feel great it is just doing the classes so close together it seems it wears me out faster. I am off today and maybe Friday - I just need rest!

When you feel like "jelly" what do you do?

"When in doubt, risk it."
Holbrook Jackson

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day!

I am not much of a prankster but I do like a great joke so I thought I would leave you guys with the history of April Fools Day today:

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool".[1] Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day



Happy hump day!