Disclaimer: I am not a weight loss expert and have ZERO medical training. I am FARRRRRRRR from the person who has all the answers. BUT I am just shaking my head in disbelief after reading several days worth of diet diaries for someone trying extremely hard to lose weight and from the moment this person wakes up it is nothing but carbs (in many forms), carbs and more carbs. There are no vegetables sprinkled thru the day, no protein at all, no balance of fats/carbs/proteins…just plain old refined carbs. This person’s one big meal is at dinnertime and usually comes the closest to a balanced meal whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. How on earth does a person exist on oatmeal, muffins, bread, pudding, hot chocolate and crackers all day, every day??? where are the vegetables, proteins, fruits? Sorry, I’m not judging!!! I just keep thinking of that quote from Albert Einstein: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
SORE! So so sore! After a near 2 month hiatus from most resistance/harder cardio training thru Kettleworx and Supreme 90 I began again last night. I took a break to allow my “popping” right knee some time to heal. Along the 2 month hiatus I developed some sort of old-age tennis elbow kind of thing. It still gets so inflamed or whatever that I can hardly bring a glass of water to my mouth! It’s always something! Aging is not for the faint of heart I tell ya.
The 2 month hiatus from serious workouts also included an overabundance of over-indulging…sugar, pancakes, sugar, cake, sugar, oh my!
Needless to say i have been feeling rather bloated and disgusting.
Once I got in my usual 10k+steps for the day I decided it was time to dust off the Supreme 90 intro workout (chest & back) and dive in.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. But I did go with super light weights and anything involving pressure on my knee I modified. I believe it must have included around 50 or more types of chest presses and/or pushups.
GOD I AM FEELING IT TODAY. (:-/
But as I’ve always said I like being sore … to a point. The lactic acid buildup reminds me of what I did and I’m addicted to that feeling of accomplishment and growing strength.
Being so sore you almost feel ill however, is not such a good thing. Some of my ribs muscles feel that sore. WHEW! That’s what I get for taking so long to use them again.
My new and much more wise strategy this time around on Supreme 90 is to complete the daily workout every other day or every 3rd day depending on how sore I am and until I feel truly strong enough to go back to daily Supreme 90s. They are pretty intense. Smarter strategy for someone of my age and questionable joints, tendons and muscles.
Anyone else doing Supreme 90 or kettleworx ?
What is not negotiable is getting as close to 10K steps every day as I can. I’ve been doing that since February 2 and there’s no looking back on that.
And today I plan to do my quick 10 mile loop on the bike! :D
how can it be my very last day of vacation before work tomorrow??? this one sure did NOT feel anything like a vacation should. But that’s ok i’ve got a little bit more time saved up and one way or another the last week of this year will be THE vacation to truly R&R at the beach. ahhhh i have missed my beach so much…
Remember when Friday nights used to mean ALWAYS going out and doing something with your friends or your date?
With my daughter in school most nights and husband working late tonight I am in the house, just me and Toulouse, no tv, no music, no noise, no nothing. it’s the kind of quiet I crave from time to time.
If I were more industrious I’d go out and build a little fire in the pit thing in the backyard but the wind’s still a little too strong…and soon enough husband will be home. he’ll be hungry. the dog will be hungry. she’ll start whining for her walk…and suddenly all that nice quiet, ‘alone but not lonely’ quiet, will be gone.
overindulgences…vacation…stresses…oh too many many stresses……
I feel the need to do a 21 day challenge. Anyone interested in trying a 21 day detox sort of thing with me where we just encourage each other and check in every single day and/or text each other support???
Step #1: i unfollowed diet-killers. PLEASE don’t take it personally . I LOVE the food/sugar porn there…but I need to focus for now.
Well, not progress in the paleo and/or weight loss front. But progress in whatever little tidbits has to be looked upon as something good so I’ll take it. New dishwasher delivered. In process of installing now.
Cars? Ehhh, not so much. Just don’t know if that’s going to work out or not.
My mom? won’t know til early next week I think. PET scan tomorrow for her.
Paleo and/or weight loss: mannnnn, life has REALLY gotten in the way of all my progress there and we all know what an excuse that is because good choices and good behavior should happen whether life is good or bad. UGH. Finding exactly what works for me to feel my best AND steadily drop extra weight and fat cells…is it REALLY TRULY possible to do this??? I feel like I’ve tried everything and given everything a good enough chance and time and well, I just don’t know. With everything else going on at the moment I can’t even wrap my head around that argument.
People: I just REALLY DO NOT KNOW what to think about some people in my life. you think you know someone. you just don’t. you never really know.
2nd day of vacation and it’s still not going the way I need it to. UNIVERSE, snap out of it and get things right! now!
Hello Tumblrs…anyone reading this I’m going to ask you if you’d just send a little positive energy my way today as I am facing one of my most hated/feared endeavors of all: car shopping. UGGGHHH. I hate it so much I’d PAY someone to go do it for me and just deliver the car(s) to my driveway.
Our daughter’s car is busted - all 165,000 miles of it. And my car has given me fits ever since I got it with extremely poor seat design. It screws up my neck and upper back like you wouldn’t believe.
So we’re in the market for 2 good used cars today. It’d be sooooo cool, or rather HOT, if I could find one with heated seats and lots of ways to adjust the seat for my screwed up neck and back.
Ok, come on peoples, I’m counting on you to help me face this fear and come home with 2 “new” used cars today!
One of my biggest pet peeves is this: seeing any headline online, in print, on tv, wherever that says “get arms like jennifer aniston!” or “get a butt like kim kardashian!”… they are trying to sell to me that if I do these 2 or 3 moves then I too can have (said body part). Do people really fall for that load of shit?!?
I came across this bubble chart a while back but didn’t give it much thought until I finished reading Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution. In the book Robb gives a compelling look at the importance of sleep in the overall cycle of human health and well-being. This chart pretty much sums up…
We blacked out our bedroom about 12 years ago. One of the best things we EVER did. Also have used not one but two white noise machines (his & hers) for even longer. More than worth their weights in gold. And that’s saying a lot these days - have you seen what an ounce of gold goes for these days?! LOL I value my sleep now more than ever in my life. If I could just get the dog to stop wanting out sometimes in the middle of the night…Personally I still have way too many areas of stress that I’m failing miserably at rectifying. Great post!