Thursday, March 04, 2010

Now the plan is this...

I like that blog title so much I borrowed it for my post, even though I still don't know what LBTEPA stands for.

It's March 4. I am still fooling around, nominally trying to lose 20 pounds but not really doing much about it. I am logging but not really limiting my food intake. I am exercising, but probably not as much as I should be. Since I had my foot injury and then all the physical therapy, it's been hard to get back on track. Right now the schedule is something like 3 Couch to 5K runs a week, 3 yoga/Pilates classes a week, and one Sunday swim that I've been a bit spotty about. I've added in a little bit of BOSU here and there.

I made an appointment for next week for a fitness evaluation with my favorite Pilates instructor. I did one about 6 months ago with a different instructor, but then I dropped off from doing the program she recommended -- I didn't have the right equipment at home and some of it was hard to do in the gym (like walking lunges). I'm going to bring in a list of the equipment I have at home and see if this instructor can plan a routine for me that I can do with the equipment I have. I'm also curious to see if I've made any real progress since my last evaluation.

I feel like I'm missing some piece of the puzzle, and I want to do soemthing about it before, like Tiny Glow said on her blog, I have to deal with "another fat summer." OK, maybe not fat. But another summer where the thought of wearing shorts gives me fits.

I also need to see if my thyroid medications need adjusting. I just got a blood test and the doctor wants me to have a thyroid ultrasound. Between the allergies and the thyroid condition, I have 4 different prescriptions now just to live a normal (?) life. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

3 comments:

  1. your current schedule sounds impressive to me, especially recovering from injury! but the next steps sound darn positive too... hope the evaluation goes well!

    (you just reminded me, I wrote a list of my gear intending to ask my kickboxing coach to help me come up with a plan... i've been carrying the list around for SIX WEEKS. dude.)

    (i've known alison for about 6 years and i still don't know what LBTEPA means either :)

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  2. I hope you get some useful information from your upcoming fitness evaluation---and that they suggest a routine that is realistic for what you have on hand at home or at your gym. Hopefully the missing puzzle piece will click into place for you :).

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  3. You're doing what sounds to me like an impressive workout, but I know you're used to doing more and enjoying it. It's hard to get unstuck without knowing what's up, especially with the injuries and thyroid/allergy things added in.

    You probably do have some missing puzzle pieces in there and are taking very positive steps to getting help. Yayyyy you!

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