R came to do a follow up with me at the gym. we went over form again on weights (good follow up!) and my stride during cardio, and post workout stretching. All is well and I’m getting into the swing of my new routine.
At the moment this is what my week looks like:
Mondays- Weights and Cardio, yoga class
Tuesdays- Yoga at home
Wednesdays- Weights and Cardio
Thursdays- Yoga at home, walk at lunch
Fridays- Weights and Cardio
Saturdays- Long walk or hiking
Come summer time I will probably throw in more walking with the dog but I hate walking in the dark especially because my neighborhood doesn’t have bright enough lights around to make me feel okay. Feeling good for the most part. I have noticed cramping in my peroneus longus and hamstrings. I found this stretch that I will try out to see if I can lessen the pain. Also, my right hip has been very sore, but it is better than the sharp pains that had been there. It is starting to lessen, but will be going to road runner to get some good cardio shoes to help my hips out. The good thing is that I’m not having knee or ankle pain like I once had (knock on wood).
I also really need to get a new battery for my heart rate monitor so I can get accurate heart rate info and calorie burning info. I’m glad I found the Map My Run app because it helps me figure out the distance that I’m going on my walks so I’m not just blindly guessing. It also tracks my speed but I have a feeling it is off, and may be tracking my dog instead of me haha.
I made delicious burgers last night. We had some lean beef and I threw in about two cups of chopped spinach and half of a chopped onion in along with an egg, about a tablespoon of tumeric, some chopped basil, and some worcestershire sauce. I had yoga last night so I just ate the burger without adding a bun or cheese etc to it and it was a delicious small meal before class so I didn’t feel like I needed to throw up during class from either being too full or too hungry. I am glad I made extra burger patties that I put in ziplock baggies and threw in the freezer. So super delicious.
I lost about 8 pounds since Jan 2nd but since I started weights I haven’t lost anything. But I notice my body changing so I know things are happening. I really need to check my measurements so I can figure that out too. It isn’t all about weight! I am also getting into yoga poses much better now, feeling less and less like I’m struggling. I am very thankful for R and her knowledge of props and pose modifications otherwise I would have felt very defeated instead of realizing that there are other ways of doing things.
I have the greatest support system in place right now and I’m very thankful for it. It is very difficult for me to reach out for help but I am and I think it is the only reason I feel so excited instead of defeated. It is a great feeling.