Sunday, December 01, 2013

What I did this week: November 25 to December 1

Fell off the tracking again this week -- was feeling disorganized in general.  Just got done tracking my day for today. I'm going to commit right now to tracking through my birthday on December 9, even if I have to do like I just did and go back and reconstruct the day.  Forgetting is not an excuse.

Workouts for the week:

Monday: 6,081 steps. Yoga. Definitely need to make this a regular part of my routine.
Tuesday: 7,781 steps. Spin class.
Wednesday: 6,443 steps.
Thursday: 6,119 steps.
Friday: 11,621 steps. 
Saturday: 9,413 steps. Pilates Circuit class.
Sunday: 6,026 steps. Masters' swim practice.

Notice no running -- the knee is acting up again. It has a tendency to feel like it's locking up, especially when I get up from sitting.  It's really sporadic and annoying, just like the problems with my toes. I got a functional movement screen from a massage therapist and one of her colleagues and they mentioned how strong I was but said I also had some imbalances. Weird things, like a tendency for my upper abs to do all of the work, resulting in weak lower abs. I'm not sure I understood all of it, but I have exercises to do to deal with it.

To check my ab function, the therapists had to touch and feel my ab area. I realize that I flinch when touched there. I said that it made me uncomfortable because I carry extra weight there, and they seemed not to see why -- that everyone carries their extra weight there. It made me wonder if all the bad body feelings that I have been carrying around are somehow responsible for all these mysterious aches and pains. If I could declare a truce, would I start feeling better?

I have been binge-watching What Not to Wear in the hopes of picking up some style tips, but mostly I have been picking up a better attitude about all of this.  It helps to see makeovers with similar shapes to mine who get transformed by the right clothes and are told, when they start to put themselves down, "Your body is your body -- you just have to learn to dress it."

It's all very much work-in-progress, just like me.

1 comment:

  1. We have such different body types at my house, that my girls 100% understand that concept - dress the body you have.

    Height has a lot to do with it (for us) as I am 5'6", middle is 5'4" and youngest is 5' even.

    They have the same hip measurements (as each other), my hips are 2" smaller. They have smaller breasts and smaller waists and smaller shoulder span than I have.

    They try on a lot of clothes (as do I) to find the cuts that work. They 100% understand ordering the same thing in 3 sizes to find the one that fits (if it is the right cut).

    what not to wear is something that have watched for a long time (sporadically, they have not seen as many shows as I have, I think I have seen nearly them all).

    I agree, wntw really explains about cuts/styles. I have been watching a lot of the last season (in reruns) too.


"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