A lot has gone on since my last post.
I got cleared to exercise and then found out that my lungs were not ready/clear and what I was told that day was incorrect.
In between I did get to run twice and my lungs did BURN at first, but I thought that had been the lack of exercise for the last month.
When I saw my PCP, I found out that I still had fluid in my lungs and ended up having to have a Cat Scan of my lungs.
Everything turned out ok, but that was another week and a half of not exercising/running.
I finally got cleared on 12/14, but by that time I had given up on doing the 5K on 12/16.
I could have still walked it, but I decided not to.
In the meantime, I have gotten a head cold and can no longer breathe through my nose.
I have to say that I’m pretty annoyed about this whole thing at this point. I’m not usually one to get sick a lot so it really sucks.
One thing that really irks me about this whole thing is by the time I can start Couch to 5K and exercise in general again, it will probably be January.
I HATE the gym in January and I do not want to fell like a “resolutioner”. It’s so overcrowded with all of those people that all of a sudden go “well it’s January, I should exercise now”.
I know that there will be a small portion of people that stick around, but for those of us who are “regulars”, it almost feels like an invasion.
I am giving TRX a try again. Maybe this time I’ll be able to go to the class (last time I signed up was right before the pneumonia).
I’m looking forward to trying something new as well as getting in more regular strength training. I’m really good about cardio, but I really suck at getting strength training in.
Since the Couch to 5K is a 1/2 hour, I’m hoping that on Wednesday I can do that for a 1/2 hour and then go to TRX at 6:30 PM. Then I only have to find 2 other days in the week for C25K.
Once I start training again, I would like to find a 5K in April or May to sign up for and work towards.
I am signed up for the Shape Diva Dash in September. It’s a women’s only 5K and obstacle course. It looks like a lot of fun and as of right now I have 3 other women signed up with me.
Eating wise things have been just ok. You would think with all of the free time I have from not exercising that would give me more time to get organized, cook, eat healthy, etc.
My problem is often boredom eating though. The more I sit around, the more I eat.
The surgery is still helping because I can’t eat in large portions, but grazing can be a problem as well.
I have gained about 5lbs back and I’m watching it really carefully.
I’m glad the holidays are over because there was just food everywhere at all times!
I don’t like to make “resolutions”, but I do want to set some goals for 2013:
1. Exercise an average of 4 times a week (I say average because sometimes life just gets in the way)
2. Run in at least one 5K
3. Reach 100lbs gone (Reached 90lbs gone in 2012. I don’t like to set scale number goals, but I feel like this one is reasonable).
4. Avoid take out food Sunday – Thursday