Doesn’t that sound familiar? It usually takes us awhile to gain all the weight, but we want it off NOW! LOL.
I skipped the gym yesterday, but not because I was wimping out or came up with excuses, but everything I’ve read says your body needs time to heal. I guess that’s why they always suggest working out 3 days a week vs. 7. I actually did pull something in my neck and rotator cuff, so I thought the day for healing was probably a good idea. When you’ve been sedentary for so long it’s easy to pull something somewhere. I went this morning tho, and I discovered the machine that put the pull in my neck, so I’m either doing it wrong, or I need to wait to use that machine.
I also know an exercise with resistance bands that fixes the pain in a rotator cuff, so I found a machine that does the same basic motion. It worked. I feel 89% better tonite than I did. What cracked me up is there is a promo going on at that gym and it starts with a “free” consultation for people who have pain there. If it’s done right, and the fact that it’s a consultation, I’m sure it leads to hiring a personal trainer. Whoo! Skipped that one.
Diet. Not perfect, but good. I had a lot of voluntary cooks the first week, and when I have to cook I do have a tendancy to grab the lesser of evils out of the freezer based on least amount of time to cook. I am using the cookbooks, but I probably would be a lot better at it if I planned ahead, which I know so now that I’m talking about that again, I may actually do it.
And then there’s just plain life. Why can’t we get the same credit for doing life things as exercise. Oh I know there’s a chart somewhere, but I take every opportunity to park far away from the store in a parking lot, walk like I’m in a race up to the store door, walk normal through the store, walk like hell back to the car, unload, walk like crazy back to replace the cart, walk again to the car like a madwoman, then squat into the car. That’s exercise. That’s interval training. LOL.
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