Thursday, April 28, 2011

Week 4 of Training

I have mentioned that I have a trainer.  MD was not happy with the thought of spending money for a trainer, especially when I have a membership to said Gym.  But I am a procrastinator and a good one at that, so I wanted someone I had to be responsible to besides myself (I can always and easily talk myself out of going).

We are in week 4 and may I say something................. UGH he is killing me about the food stuff!  Yes the workouts are hard.  I mentioned once that it felt like he was abusing my upper body.  his response "well I can't abuse your leg (ankle) yet".  Well that my friends stops tonight.  Doc gave me the go ahead to use weights but no twisty bounce aerobics.  I have only lost 1 pound and according to that stupid little hand held "fat" meter I have lost no body fat.  WELL, I am here to tell ya, I know I have lost something, as my jelly belly roll is not as pronounced and my jeans have been fitting a bit better.

But I have not mastered this whole eating healthy business.  Yes I have added more salads and veggies.  But I am missing my morning cheerios as they are not allowed.  Trainer wants me to cook breakfast.  HA this young man does not have two teenagers to get motivated before 6:30am.  Nor does he have a husband that can't sleep unless it is totally black and quiet.  So every week I boil eggs and that is my morning breakfast.  Too which trainer smirks.  I have to keep food journals, not really how much or keep track of calories.  He just wants to see what I am eating.  Ham off the list, salami off the list.  He said to eat turkey and chicken.  Man does not know what he is asking.  Bacon off, sausage off, white bread off, whole grain white bread off, pasta off.  Lots of days I do eat quite a bit of fruits and veggies.  Again I get chastised, about where my protein is.

You know I LOVE to eat, and normally I do eat often (except weekends when I get busy and forget) and healthy (or at least I thought so).  But I am not enjoying this change.  I am thinking that when my 6 weeks are over with Trainer I will cut it down to 1/2 hour visits cutting out the food part.  Because if I have to change too much at once I will do none of it.  I know not a very positive statement, but hey I know me, I know how I am.  And how I am is a slow changer.  So while I am adjusting my life and schedules to include the time to go to the gym I am not just quite ready for the food change.  So I will keep his list and adjust a little at a time.

I have however, stopped soda (well 2 glasses in 4 weeks).  No alcohol (that was not a big feet though), no candy what so ever (now that one was hard!), have started eating more turkey and chicken and fish.  Have tried eating more "meals" instead of grazing.  That is actually harder said than done.

I guess I will have to invest in some new cook books.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

OMG it has been a while

Where do I start or how do I begin?  I keep telling myself I need to get on here and get a post up before I forget what it was I wanted to say in the first place.

Okay here we go:

This past Sunday I hosted a Pamper Chef show at my home. Jodi forbid me to take any pictures, she is such a party pooper.  It was not that I needed or wanted any more items (but holy crow they had some cool new stuff).  But it was more to help out a fellow blogger Davi.  I have been following her for some years now.  I was nervous as all get out to actually meet her.  You know you read people's thoughts, feelings, posts about whatever, and get an idea in your head what they are actually like and I was wondering how far off I was.  I have only actually met up with one other person I met in the blogoshpere (Leslie at Greathouse) and she was "normal" so I don't know why I was so nervous about meeting Davi.  My nervousness was for not.  She was great, friendly, and too totally adorable.  Though I did picture her as being taller.  Probably because everyone I meet is usually taller than I am.  Not that I am short by any means.  I am of average height (5" 4") but it does seem that most people I know are taller than I and I am use to looking up at people.

What else?  Oh!  My dearest Felicia has a new boy (I mean man) in her life.  She sent me a picture of him so I could see what he looks like.  Of course I passed it around to my friends for group approval.  And they all agreed DEFINITELY COUGAR MATERIAL and all gave their seal of approval for Felicia to continue with this young man. 

This is not the picture she sent me, I had to go steal this from her FaceBook page (yes I am the mom stalker).  The one she sent me was even better than this.   So ladies..................... what do ya think? 

The rest of life has been, well the same.  Still waiting to see the orthopedic surgeon about the ankle, which by the way I have had to go back to wearing my ankle brace because it has been hurting again to walk on it.  Thinking the doc is going to do surgery and I am none too happy about that. 

MD is busier than ever with both his remodeling company and his regular day job and with the stuff we are doing to our own house.

Mikayla has now has 3 more of here drawings in shows.  She did a great self portrait including her nose piercing.  The other two were abstract drawings.  MD and I are so proud of her and her drawings.  I know, Mom I need to get some pictures of them and post them.  They will be coming soon.

How is Devin you ask?  Come back in a couple of weeks and maybe I will have good things to say about him but right now I don't think I am in the mood to discuss our Mr. Devin.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Just another Kink in the Road

I mention a few posts back that I hurt my ankle playing volley ball.  I am use to playing in sand, and when asked to play on an indoor team over the winter of course I jump on the chance.  First night, second game in I was going for a ball.  Stepped forward, and all I heard was CRUNCH.  I finished the second and third game hobbling.  But I finished and even made a few good shots (no jumping of course). 

MD made me go to urgent care the next morning to get an xray to make sure I didn't break anything.  And no I had not.  But 3 months later I still had swelling in parts of my ankle and running was defiantly out of the question.  Even going DOWN stairs still bothered me.  So I made an appointment with my family doc to get it looked at while he did my annual physical.  He then decided that after 3 months it should have been healed and sent me for an MRI. 

The MRI showed I have 2, yes TWO torn ligaments in my lateral ankle and the swelling is due to inflammation from the tears.  So now I have to see and Orthopedic Surgeon.  And don't you know, they didn't have an opening until the end of the month.  So on the 27th I get to find out if I have to have surgery or something else.  But me being me could not wait that long for a response so I was checking around with a few people in the know about these things and they tell me to anticipate getting surgery.  They say that tears usually will not heal on their own.  Just Great.

This biggest disappointment about the whole thing is that I have been benched from playing volley ball for the rest of the summer!

I have been going to the Gym and working with a Trainer.  He is great.  His name is Tommy and I can always tell when he is up to something..................just in the way he has this crooked little smile.  I know that he is about to get me to do something I am so not going to like.  He does not have me doing any cardio other than walking every day that I don't see him.  I did ask the reason behind this and he said that I will burn more fat longer working with weights than with cardio.  With cardio when you stop doing it you stop burning the calories, but with weights you will keep burning for many hours after you stop.  Made sense to me so YEA no cardio.   But let me tell you what, sinse he can't abuse the lower body because of my ankle he has been taking it out on the middle and upper body for sure. 

I just can't believe how hard this winter has been on my body.  What I porker I became.