I feel like I am emerging from a long bout of stress, self-negativity and sadness that seemed to begin in veterinary school. Part of this time involved a lot of weight gain as a result of emotional eating and not caring for myself in general (which has manifested in many areas). I am chronicling my trek out of that sadness.
May 27th, 2014
May 26th, 2014
May 14th, 2014
I went to a yoga class at the Y last night. The only other yoga class I had been to was a beginner’s class and very gentle. This one took about 80-85 minutes.I am completely confounded by sun salutations - downward dog, plank, etc. etc. I just don’t have the upper body strength or the rhythm to do sun salutations. So I just sat their while everyone else did them.I did do everything else though (with varying degrees of success). I will go back next Tuesday but I do need to try and up my upper body strength.
Also, I was SORE and headachey today. My upper body is especially sore and I think it’s from the bits of the sun salutations I could do. I also ate more tonight than I have in a while. I also didn’t go to the Y at all today knowing I needed to rest.
May 4th, 2014
May 2nd, 2014
I did the weight machines today at the Y for the first time since I was set up through FitLinxx. I forgot how much I like lifting weights.
April 29th, 2014
A walk sans dogs today and my shins starting bothering me not quite half way through. I persevered and they’re mostly calmed down now. It’s so frustrating.
April 27th, 2014
I took the dogs out for a 30-35 minute walk in the neighborhood tonight. They were better with the Y-leash/collar attacher thing. My knees were a little cricky (especially headed downhill) and my shins acted up about 1/2 way through.
April 24th, 2014
I have worked out on the elliptical two nights in a row. I’ve done 15 minutes both nights. Last night, I had the time set to 30 minutes. Tonight it was set to 20 minutes. My legs get fatigued and my back starts bothering me so I cut it at 15 minutes. I’ll keep plugging away.
I’m also wondering when I can fit in a breast reduction this year. I am so sick of them.
April 9th, 2014
I’ve been seeing a therapist/counselor for 6 months now (every 3 weeks or so) and I am feeling better. I feel like I am handling my stress better and doing things to take care of myself.
My mom was here and we organized a few rooms, took some things to Goodwill and recycling and my house is much less cluttered. We also redid a part of my basement and turned it into a little meditation area.
I’ve also been thinking about my eating, especially the more mindless eating I do. I am realizing how bad I feel physically after I eat more processed carbs like donuts, pancakes, some bread. I have been trying to not eat as much or none of some of those things. I also finally went back to the Y tonight. I haven’t been in over a year. I don’t want to obsess about how much exercise I’m doing or how much/what I’m eating or how much weight I want to lose. I just want to eat food that makes me feel good, move my body because it makes me feel good and make these things a more natural part of my life. The weight will take care of itself.
November 13th, 2013
I managed to do 10 minutes on the Elliptical machine Monday and Wednesday after work. Tuesday I ached all over. I’m not sure if it’s my typical aches or if it was working out. I need to be patient, take it slow and make it a good habit to do it instead of worrying how well I’m doing.
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