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.


  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 :)

  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 :).

  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!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07