I have done workouts daily over the past three days. It started with 20 squats, and 10 kettle bells. That moved the next day to balancing on my bosu ball, throwing my medicine ball, and running on the trampoline. Yesterday, I ran longer, balanced on the bosu ball on one leg and practiced my paddle boarding with a broom, and did more kettle bells. These are super sad workouts, but I am SO PROUD of myself for doing them!
You can see how sad my faces is … well you can sort of see it. I am very awkward right now and am having problems taking photo’s while moving. My face looks sad because I am still in a lot of pain. My lymph nodes are very swollen from all the poison from my bad teeth and Sinuses. Every day I am a little better, but not nearly as fast as I would like. Chewing is still a challenge as my mouth is super sore and slightly raw. Can I tell you that I am NOT excited about getting my crown made for this tooth. YUCK … more soreness!
We are going back to work on the Gulf Coast, so will be able to get out and walk or ride my bike early in the morning and do one or the other at night. Which, I KNOW will feel GREAT to my stiff body! I hope to be back up to speed from visiting the Trainer Nazi in B’ham again soon and to start back up with my new trainer friend in Destin–they are both at TRAINER MAINA in Atlanta right now—the pictures look fun and FRIGHTENING. Just sayin!
Mike and I are both going to go on a clean eating kick–as he has gained a rather large bump in his belly to go with all my fat. My husband works pretty hard and does a lot of physical things and NORMALLY does NOT have this problem. BUT … it has been MONTHS since I felt like cooking. We have been relying on what Mike felt like cooking, or what was easy to make, or what we could order out. NOT what we would typically eat if I were cooking. I have come up with some fun crock pot meal ideas that I think will take us to the next and better level–also, I am able to chew salads again. I am hoping this will help us both with our bellies, and well with my all over body fat.
Yes, I am pathetic and proud! Proud of myself that I am moving. Proud of myself that I have not given up. I am strangely optimistic–for the first time in over a YEAR!
For more than a year I have felt overwhelmed and beat down. Emotionally drained of all motivation. During one of my medically induced weight gains, I had a serious bout of depression–medically induced depression. The doctors changed my thyroid hormone, they lowered it, I gained 30 pounds and was having horrible depression, the depression set in before the weight gain–and was out of control bad when I did gain the weight. This was a WRONG medication move that we corrected, but not before it wreaked havoc on my body and emotions. All this right smack dab in the middle of working on the deck for my daughters wedding. I have to tell you it was wearing me completely OUT!
I sit massaging my whole head and neck (my lymphatic system) several times a day I am encouraged. That once this is past, I should be seriously on the road to recovery. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I was beginning to wonder if I would EVER bounce back!
See ya … gotta go load up for the drive down.