May is a new month. Hopefully it will be filled with lots of running and lots of great cross-training.
During the month of April I really found a new respect for weight training. Granted I can’t do a whole lot at home but I have done some and I do see some results in my arms.
April was also a month of slacking off on my healthy eating trend. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve gained a few pounds. It’s nothing to go truly crazy over, but gaining a few pounds here and there is how people end up being overweight.
A few things I know;
- I drink way to much coffee. Iced coffee or hot coffee, I drink to much.
- I don’t drink a lot of coke(dr. pepper), but I do drink some.
- I’ve drinking more alcohol than I care to admit (No Mom, I’m not an alcoholic). but I’ve been drinking a few times a week, and that’s not cool.
So, what’s the point of this you ask?
I’m carving out a plan for the month of May.
- No alcohol
- one cup of coffee per day (hot or cold)
- no soda at all
I will be drinking a lot of hot tea, which is essentially just water, right?
Drinkin’ some tea from my Christmas mug. Don’t be hatin’ on my mug.
Chris & I are doing a 100 push-up in 6 weeks challenge. I downloaded an app on my iPhone today on our road trip to Lake Wales. I was telling Chris about it and he said he would do it with me!! So, bring on the push-ups.
I really just want to get my act together in May. I really want to get back to running some time in the near future. But that doesn’t appear to be happening on it’s own.
went for tried to go for a 3mi run yesterday. I figured 3 miles is a good distance that lets my legs get warmed up. Oh. They were warmed up alright. First it was probably 85* when I left the house yesterday around 6:30. gross. Then my knee started it’s deal before I even reached a mile. It wasn’t bad, but it was present. I stopped to stretch hoping that it would relieve the pressure. I also did 10 push ups just because I can.
I made it to 1.5 then turned around. The return 1.5 back was a run/walk/pout combo. When I got home Chris asked me how it went. I shook my head no. He said, “Do you think you need to see some one?” I shook my head yes. Then I limped up the stairs.
I went into our bedroom, rolled out my yoga mat and did 10 more push up. Then I did some bicep curls, and some tricep work. Then 10 more push ups.
I decided I should also roooooolllll my IT Band; although at this point I’m not truly convinced it’s my IT Band. I don’t know what it is. It hurts on both sides of my knee (medial & lateral).
Maybe it’s my medial & lateral collateral ligament. This is what I initially thought it was, but then Dr. Google convinced me it was my IT band. Whatever it is isn’t getting any better.
I was thinking about seeing a chiropractor because I’ve heard of some people that had good results. However, I’m a little leary of chiropractors. I just don’t know about all the adjusting that they do. It looks so painful, I don’t know if I could tolerate it.
After talking with the Dr. I work for I decided that I would go back to the same sports med ortho I saw last year.
My Dr. saw the Ortho today @ the hospital and told him I was going to follow up with him. My appt is tomorrow at 3pm…. We’ll see what happens.
I did the Insanity fit test today after work. More on that tomorrow morning. All I can say now is…H-O-L-Y crap.
P.S. I have like 600 wrinkles on my forehead in that picture above. what the heck?!
You only have one life, so live it !!