Saturday, April 7, 2012

When your schedule gets messed up

My workout week was off.  I have been dealing with my old left hip.  I have a small labral tear from 2007/2008 that was never surgically repaired.  Instead, I educated myself to do the proper cross-training to build my external hip rotators to remedy the problem with how my femur was tracking.  As of late, it just aches sooooooo bad, along the back of my leg, laterally toward my knee.  The best description would be a colossal pain in my ass that makes it feel like I have bolts of pain shooting down my lateral hammie. ;)  I have concluded that P90X2 really helped me develop more core, balance, power, flexibility and range of motion (ROM).  Since then, my guarded hip has been able to release and open up.  The downside of this: the muscles in my hip are tired, sore and feel bruised.  The foam rolling helps to release, but I sense it also triggers some inflammation.  I'm taking anti-inflammatories after each section, but need to ice more. 
My week as scheduled:
MWF- Insanity workout
TTh- Pump workout (lifting, high reps, lower wt)
SS- run

My actual week:
M-Insanity plyo cc
T-Pump Extreme/taught TurboKick class in evening
W-foam roll, rest.  My aching leg and hip woke me up
Th-Pump Revolution/Pump Step (the step workout was a LOT harder than I thought it would be!), foam roll
F-woke up sore and tight, unplanned active rest day, 2 mile walk with Stella, foam roll

As you can see, life throws curveballs at your schedule all the time.  Learn to plan around it and you'll be fine.  I don't know what I'll do this weekend, but that doesn't worry me.  I am still so sore from adding the Pump Step workout on Thursday.  Today, I will start with a walk with the doggies :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Does size really matter?

My mind wandered today and I had a realization.  Who cares what size you are?  Who is to tell you what size is right or "wrong"?  The media?  Really?  Get real.
Now, don't get me wrong.  I fully support people getting out of an obese weight range and getting healthier.  It saves lives.  I'm talking about those of us who are in a healthy weight range.  When is enough ENOUGH?
I'm solid.  I'm a big girl, and have always told myself this.  To me, it was always a bad thing.   Once I figured out why, I was able to accept, move on, and grow.  I told you I was soul searching this year :)
Our bodies were designed to get you through life.  Treat it poorly, and your life will suffer.  If you are not strong, you cannot keep up with your children and your grand-children.  Ask yourself what you really want out of life.
A few pounds on the scale?  Nah!  You are significant in other people's lives; don't ever deny yourself that fact.  What truly truly makes you happy?  Anyone care to discuss?