Friday, August 6, 2010

On the mends

Hello everyone

I feel like I am getting stronger by the day! I think the only thing that is holding me back from cranking the intensity level up on a workout is the fear of re-injury from doing too much too soon. The doc says I can do whatever I can handle pain wise except for contact sports. In reality there really is no more pain, just a faint soreness. My doctor seems overly impressed with my progress and just tells me to keep moving.

I am so lucky to feel the way I do right now. I'm not 100% but I feel close to 90%!

I've started to ride the bike with a little more gusto lately! In this short hiatus from working out I can tell I've lost some of my stamina that I worked so hard to build up. I just can't go as hard for as long, but I'm sure that will change soon enough as I keep at it. I think back to March and I could only ride the bike for a whopping 5 minutes. Today I'm disappointed to stop at 30 minutes.

My new goal is to get back to that 60 minute, calorie furnace, unstoppable calorie terminating biking machine workout level!

I have been taking it pretty easy lately. Spent 5 days at a friends cottage way way up north in the wild! Cards, drinks, friends, campfires, swimming in a lake, multiple daily naps,....... Does it get any better than that? The one problem is all that food and drink when you are trying to lose weight. Oh well, I was on vacation.

There is some kind of connection between working out and eating healthy. It seemed very easy to turn down unhealthy choices when I had put forth so much effort at physical exercise, but once I stopped working out they seemed harder to resist.

Really don't know what to expect on this Mondays weigh in which will be a two week weigh in. Physically activity and nutrition was not where it should be. Probably will see a gain, just how much is the question.

I've decided that I will rest up this weekend as much as possible because on Monday I'm going to flip this weight loss switch back into the "on" position. On Monday I unleash the beast within. On Monday I'm going to be driven, intense and unstoppable!

Get primal people!



  1. It's hard....because when your body really and truly says "I'm hungry," then you need to listen to it and give it real fuel. But there's so many grey vacation "hungry" and "exercise hungry" and "it's friday hungry." The trick is being able to determine what's real hunger and what isn't!

    Sounds like you're doing great though, so keep it up!


  2. I've noticed the same thing about exercise. When I do, it's so much easier to stay on track. Great you had some time away though. It's only a matter of time until you're back where you were with the working out.

  3. You are full of piss and vinegar as my hubby would say. Go at that bike! That is my exercise of choice right now. Your blogging friend, michele