Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No excuses... I'm gonna do it this time

My days have been going a little better lately. I've been comfortable with the itsy bitsy splurges I've been allowing myself. I don't want to restrict myself too much or I'll be right back where I was for the past month.

Last night we went to TJI Fridays because I had a buy-one-get-one-free entree coupon. I got their Shanghai Salad which was romaine and cabbage shreds with diced red peppers, celery, green onions, peanuts, and cilantro tossed in a barely-there ginger dressing and topped with Chinese noodles and 4 crispy pot stickers. Oh My Gosh was it delightful. It felt so light. And the pot stickers were the perfect accent. It helped me feel like I was eating a hearty meal but I really was just eating a light salad. It was a little on the spicy/zesty side so that was good too. Helped burn a few extra calories from my insides being on fire. :)

I'm really trying to stay focused on how I feel and not so much what I eat but I'm not sure how good it's going. I really need to switch my mentality from "ooo that tastes so good" to "that was so satisfying, and, oh, yea, it tasted good too". It's so hard though. It's like, I know what I need to do, and I know how to do it, but it's just so hard to actually do.

I haven't exercised since Sunday. I have a good excuse, though. Okay, first of all, I have no excuse for Monday morning. I was going to get up early and do a Jillian Michaels Shred workout. I set my alarm for 5:15, woke up, then went right back to bed. Lazy!

But Monday night I got up from the couch to walk into the bedroom and noticed my hip felt a little sore. I thought I just sat on it wrong or something. Then I took a few more steps and the pain stabbed me in the hip. I have no idea what could have happened while I was sitting vegging out on my couch, but it did it to me good. I couldn't sleep Monday night because no matter how I laid, my hip hurt SO bad. Then walking around all day yesterday was not fun at all. I wore flats to work and couldn't take the day off because it's the day before proofs (the day when all the editors pour over all the pages in the magazine go give them one final approval) and had WAY to much to do to get ready for today.

So I hobbled my way through Tuesday and Tuesday night was about the same. I felt like a cripple. Excruciating pain whether I sat still or stood or walked around.

Then this morning I woke up healed.


Yea, weird.

So that's my excuse for not exercising yesterday or today. And I'm sticking to that excuse for all I can use it for. :)

So tomorrow morning I have no excuse. I will commit, right here and right now, to getting up and doing a Shred workout.



Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

That's great, Cara!

I have hip pain, too. I haven't had it diagnosed officially, but others have said it's probably hip bursitis. See how the Shred goes, but you may not want to push it too hard. There's always walking or weights... =)

spunkysuzi said...

I'm glad it went away!! Just don't do too much too soon.

Lisa said...

Good job.

--cara said...

Slight change of plans. A friend at work just gave me a DVD workout called P90X. It's the Cardio-X DVD (there's like 10 or 12 DVDs in the series). This one has yoga, kempo, plyo (?) and core. He said its great for calorie burning. Said its 45 minutes and that if I do it 3 times a week I should see a dramatic difference. The guy who gave it to me has been doing the P90X workouts for about a month or so and he is so in shape right now. I'm so glad he brought that to me. Now I have motivation to get up and work out tomorrow morning!

Shelley said...

Glad your hip stopped hurting so quick! Re the P90X - I hear that is a killer workout - good luck with it!

MaryFran said...

Thank heavens the pain went away on it's own! Take it easy for a day or so to make sure it is totally healed!

David Showers said...

Inspirational and sexy. Damn I'm a lucky man!

Madonna said...

It could be low back strain.
Feels like it's in your hip but really is coming from lower disks and will go away as the muscles warm up properly and gently. Continuing core strengthening should help this.

Lake Mary WWLeader said...

Just a suggestion, but maybe you could focus on staying as close to feeling satisfied with what you have eaten throughout the day. I am glad to hear that your hip is feeling better.