Yes, it’s been more than a month since my last post. Shame on me! I complete C25K and then disappear, but I’m baaaaaaaaaaack. 🙂
|Our view of the Teton Mountains from our cabin in Jackson Hole, WY.|
The first of September found us on vacation in Wyoming. OH MY STARS it’s gorgeous up there! Hiking, sight seeing, wildlife watching, napping, relaxing. No words can truly express how breathtakingly beautiful it is in Wyoming. I’ll share more cool pics soon, but wanted to give you an update on #Fit4Meesh first.
It’s always challenging to get back in the swing of every day life after a week of vacation, but Chulo Handsomehub Steve and I seemed to do rather well … albeit slowly. I started the 5KForever app to help me with speed and endurance. The first day was tough, but I did it. The next run day was on Wednesday, 9/18, and I was able to run 33 minutes without stopping and felt as if I could do more! This was the first time I wanted to keep going. Breakthrough!
Then I made a huge mistake.
As the day progressed, it became increasingly difficult to sit due to the pain. My entire body had become completely stiff and I could barely move by late that afternoon. What. The Heck.
Chulo Handsomehub was out of the country on biz so thankfully my sister-in-law Christine was able to drive me the next morning to see my good friend, Dr. Melissa Clouthier at The Alternative Health Center of The Woodlands. After a thorough exam and me whining like a big baby, I learned I’ve not been working my core while running these past 3 months and because of that, my pelvic and lower back have been picking up the slack when they shouldn’t have been.
How do you avoid an injury like mine? There are tons of articles and charts on how to work your core. Find them and use them. Like NOW! I can still throw my chancla at you from bed. 😉 Even the simple act of breathing in, holding your tummy in for a few seconds and breathing out will help. And please, bend with your knees always.
This is me today. I’m thinking of hiking in those mountains behind me or running around that lake. I’ve not been able to run for two weeks. It’s all I can think about. It’s all I want to do … besides work. I’m unable to sit for more than few minutes so yeah, I can’t work either. I knew I was a workaholic, but wow, I’m bad. The thought of how many emails are in my inbox will put me in a panic, but I have awesome teammates who are running point for me while I’m on medical leave.
I’m lazy at heart on my own time so while my days have been filled with a lot of naps and bad TV, I’m kinda going a little stir crazy! But I need to focus on the positive that I’ll come out of this with more knowledge on how to listen to my body and slow down.
Oh, and ladies? Look at my face in this picture of me today. I started using Nivea Crème the day I hurt myself. I haven’t had a breakout and my skin feels like it did many, many years ago. Yay Nivea (and less than $7 a jar)! 🙂
As of this post, I’m able to walk almost straight! No more “Old Lady Walking!” I also am blessed that I’ve been able to continue losing weight and inches despite this injury. Last week I posted a pic on FB showing the tale of my scale at 200.0 and how excited I was to almost be under that number. I get that numbers aren’t what matters. It’s all about how you feel about yourself in and out of your clothes, but breaking this barrier is my big frickin deal.
|It’s “more loose,” not looser. FYI 🙂|
Buh-BYE 21.2 lbs! Only 31.6 lbs to go before I hit my goal. Yippee! Now if only I could go run right now … I know. I know. Patience grasshopper. 🙂
Along with the weight loss, here’s my tale of the measuring tape of where I am as of today:
- 13.5 Neck
- 38 Waist
- 46 Hips
- 43 Bust
Total losses to date since 6/20/2013 are:
1 inch from neck
6 inches from waist
6 inches from hips
1.5 inches from boobage
Can I get a WOOHOO?!
Or next time the baby gecko dies! Just kidding! No one call PETA. I’ll bend with my knees too. Promise. 🙂
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