What I did. I took the first steps of getting healthy. I met with the amazing KB and she setup a program that will get me headed in the right direction. I got my ass in the gym and more amazingly I got in the pool! This week was all about getting moving, testing my various injuries and figuring out exactly where the starting line is. In some respects I’m pretty pleased, I managed to get through the workouts, some were not pretty, in fact a couple were just flat out ugly, but I did them. In other respects I’m a little disappointed, but with time and work those things will get better. I spent a great deal of time catching up with an old friend, MK. We laughed and complained and laughed some more! I started a blog and it’s been a lot of fun! I think only one or two people are really following it, but that’s ok!
What I didn’t do. I didn’t push as hard as I could have. I was a little nervous with my shoulder, and my heal, and my knees and my elbows, and…well you get the point. While I’m not afraid of the pain and soreness that comes with this I am afraid of true injuries, things that will sideline me for any length of time. While I have the world’s best orthopedic doctor, I’d just as soon not require his services! I also did not alter my diet at all this week. It was actually nice to just focus on workouts, but as KB once told me, I can only go so far without cleaning up what I’m eating. So that will be the next stage of this little endeavor!
What I learned. I cannot breathe under water!!! (I have no doubt that I will continue to develop this skill, but I’m not sure it’s something I can accomplish…LOL) I also really suck at sit-ups, like really suck at them, it’s downright sad! But I think the biggest lesson of the week is that I can do it, I can get up at 5:00am (not without complaining…a lot) I can get in the gym (which somehow isn’t as intimidating as it used to be) and I can get moving in the right direction.
I just received my workouts for next week and I’m pretty sure that KB is trying to kill me! LOL! I also just received a new nutritional plan. I refuse to call it a “diet”, somehow that term sounds like a short term fix to reach a specific weight and then go back to eating like an idiot! While I can promise you I will never give up things like chocolate or ice cream, I’m hoping to adopt healthier eating habits; “cleaner” eating habits that will still allow me to occasionally enjoy the things I like to eat today. I mean seriously, what is life without ice cream?? I can also promise you that I will have days where I completely lose my mind and not just “fall off” the clean eating wagon, but jump off that bitch with both feet!
Ok, on to week two!