Monday, October 31, 2011

Things I've Learned

I have much touted the effectiveness of Anne Louise Gittleman's (ALG)Perimenopause zappers solution so you would think I'd pay attention to my own advice, right?  Apparently not.  I've lapsed back into malaise.  My lower back hurts from lack of the core strengthening exercises pilates offers.  My waist  is no longer as trim as it was, granted it's still there, but I've gained inches there instead of pounds.  My period is out of whack.  A month long cycle after years, yes, years of having it under control using ALG's solution and here I am right back where I started, minus the weight.

It's time for some motivation that I lack.  Don't get me wrong I'm still pissed off at my husband which is probably why my weight isn't inching back up. I want to make excuses.  I do.  But when it comes right down to it, there is no excuse for it.

I wanted to post my before and after picture to motivate myself but it seems there is some kind of block on the library comp that I'm using so I can't do that.


If you have some moving words of motivation you'd like to shoot my way, I'd love to hear from you.

I'm thinking it may be time to set a goal...not a lofty one...perhaps start training to do another 5k next year with a better finish time?

Aim for that bikini that I didn't fit into because I'd stopped exercising.

Hmmm, I don't know. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All sorts of stuff

Still battling the kidney infection with round 2 of antibiotics.  I feel rather bleh still.

So what have I been doing in the way of exercise while feeling bleh?  Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease.  It's easy and FUN! And no, you don't get nekkid. By the time you're done with the video you've been thoroughly warmed up, stretched out, and definitely have a pumped up heart rate. I love it and can't wait to lay hands on the next one in the series.

Review of one of Carmen Electra's Exercise Videos

I have become even more sensitive to almost all foods.  This is not good. I'm probably going to have to be tested for diabetes.  After all the work I've put into avoiding diabetes I can't believe I may still fall victim to the disease.  Let's hope not.

The hubby is still gaining weight which concerns me, but I can't make him do anything about it.  It has to be his decision.

Otherwise, shakeology rocks.  I still don't like the greenberry but I can tolerate it.  The chocolate on the other hand is DELICIOUS!  If I only had $119 a month to order it.

So, how's everyone else doing out there?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No wonder I haven't felt all that great

Finally broke down and went to the walk in clinic.  I have a raging kidney infection.  My only symptoms have been headache, nausea, and exhaustion.  I've slept almost 14 hours a day for the last 2 weeks and still woke up feeling as though I hadn't slept at all. I had chalked it up to my chronic anemia acting up.  WRONG!  For once my red blood cell counts were normal.  They haven't been normal in years.

This is probably the cause behind my 'blues' as well.  When you're sick, you're sick.  No amount of exercise or supplements will help if you have an infection running unchecked in your system.  Hopefully I'll be back up to par in a week or so.

Monday, October 10, 2011

When you get the blues

Weight loss and self esteem fly out the window.  I haven't felt well in a couple of weeks.  I don't have the cash so I can't afford my supplements that I had been taking to kick start my aging body's producton of hormones and am now on a downward spiral with the hormones or lack of hormones playing havoc with my body.  Same for all the fresh fruits and veggies.  Out of season and unbelievably EXPENSIVE! 

My back hurts.  Actually my entire body hurts, muscles and all.  I'm tired, run down and just want to sleep all the time.  I'm embarrassed to say I've gained back ten punds. :( and my period is all out of whack.  Fortunately not heavy just picking and chosing when it wants to 'arrive' and disappear leaving me in a funk mostly from hormonal fluctuations, I think.

So here I am.  It's getting cold outside and that has taken a bite out of my get outside and move mantra though I have a new puppy who borders on ADHD, heavy emphasis on the "H" part.  He forces me to have to go outside with him and do a few laps around the house.  He's a 8 week old,  huge 22 pound Great Pyrenees mix.

I did pick up a new DVD.  Promise not to laugh?

Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease.  DVD 1.  It's a very easy workout.  So much so that I'm almost bored with it and ready for the more challenging of the other FIVE dvd's that accompany it.  Though the 3rd routine is a bit of a challenge since I don't really ahve the agility to get ont he floor and back up quite the way she and her co-hosts do...but then they've been at it for a while and I'm a newb' lol!

I enjoy the DVD.  My son said 'mom you look ridiculous', so I made him leave the room.  My husband isn't the least bit curious about the new video.  It isn't a bad video or workout routine.  They don't show anything or do anything that the title implies.  It's a lightweight aerobic routine with some sultry moves tossed in.  Now the others. I've not watched, mostly because I can only afford one at a time.

When I feel like working out it's Suzanne Deason's STability Ball for beginners, Belly Dance for Fat Burning,and Aerobic Striptease,pretty much in that order..  I'll toss in some weights for good measure sometimes.  I just don't have the heart for it lately.