crabby Kat's Journal, 01 October 2012

I'm a little nutso, I think! I went to Zumba Gold this morning, and felt like a bird with my wings clipped; I was hemmed in by people that had a lot of trouble, which hampered my work-out. So, after class, the next Zumba instructor came in to teach a regular class, which wasn't crowded. Hmmmmmm.....so I stayed!

Two hours of Zumba with only about 5 minutes break between, and the second class was a super workout with a substitute instructor & challenging moves. I think I have a blister on my right big toe, and I had to ice my knees when I got home, lol.

The nutso part comes in because I've been having so much pain that I'm considering returning to physical therapy; tight IT bands, muscles, nerve pain, etc. Could be in part from dropping the one medication. By the way, my low serum sodium is out of the danger zone since dropping the med, so it's a must to do without it.

I felt absolutely great during the second Zumba class. Maybe my muscles & everything were tightening up from my attempts to get some walking in on the treadmill before my exercise classes. I'll stick to walking out and about! I love Zumba, Silver Sneakers Strength, and the Aqua class I went to yesterday.

I'm not concerned about the fact that I haven't lost any weight this past several days. My body is still reshaping and getting used to this lower weight. I have eaten too many sweets, of the sort I allow myself in my "diet", but haven't gone over my RDI. I've also eaten a lot of fresh produce from the farmer's markets (I'll miss them when they close)and nice lean protein in healthy recipes.

My partner is injured, just a fall that strained pectorals & a hip, but is in a lot of pain and a bit cranky. I've been doing a lot around home to make things easier, and am tolerant for the need for some comfort food around. I made some hazelnut bark last night using See's semi-sweet chocolate chips & some hazelnuts from a farmer's market; I didn't eat any! I did eat 5 of the chocolate chips, :o)

It did cross my mind during my two hours of Zumba this morning that if I really messed up my knee, I'd be messing up our household, too. I was careful, and restrained myself from the more high-impact moves.

I need to go to the store & get a few things for a new recipe I want to try tonight, Sicillian Chicken. Up & at 'em, Kat!

138.0 lb Lost so far: 64.0 lb.    Still to go: 3.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 01 October 2012:
1971 kcal Fat: 61.52g | Prot: 94.26g | Carb: 279.86g.   Breakfast: Chewy Trail Mix Bars - Fruit & Nut, Water, Fat Free Skim Grade A Milk (Vitamin A & D), VIA Ready Brew - Colombia. Lunch: Water, Pears, Hot Salsa Casera, Turkey Taco Bake for Kat. Dinner: the hummus stop hummus, basil & sun dried tomato, Multigrain Sandwich Slenders, Yellow Sweet Corn (Kernels On Cob, Without Salt, Frozen, Drained, Cooked, Boiled), Tomatoes, Cooked Beets (from Fresh), Water, Whole Wheat Greek Pita Flatbread, Chilies & Cherries in 55% Dark Chocolate, Black Forrest Ham, Classic Yellow Mustard, Jarlsberg Lite Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese. Snacks/Other: Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios, Low Fat Ice Cream Bars - Cookies 'n Cream Truffle, Water, Chewy Bars - Oats & Chocolate. more...
2404 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 20 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 20 minutes, Sitting - 4 hours, Driving - 35 minutes, Dance (fast step, aerobic) - 2 hours, Resting - 8 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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I also do the Zumba gold and the silver sneaker strength don't you just love the Y programs? I have not tried the regular class don't think I could keep up. We have about 20 that go to the classes I do. Our Y has an inside walking track so usually do a mile a couple of days a week. Hope your next class is better,and you didn't hurt your knee. 
01 Oct 12 by member: MaineDonna
I recently pulled out a foam roller that I got from PT years ago. My last trainer had me do some of these exercises after working out but told me they were a great warm up too. When you said IT band I thought I would share this info and a pix of positions if I can copy the web address for you. But I'm with you. Sometimes nothing is better than PT. http://www.elitemyotherapy.com... I'm impressed with your Zumba Mojo! 
01 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
Neptunebch, I used that link to find the foam roller exercises that I needed; thank you. 
01 Oct 12 by member: crabby Kat
There are probably better examples than that on the web but I had printed that one out for me to keep by my exercise stuff. :) I've been mostly working my IT band and this morning it seemed to be an easier exercise that last week when I first brought out the roller.  
02 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
I worked on my IT band last night (OUCH!)and it really helped, did my calves & hips, too. The link you sent was plenty to remind me of what I learned in PT years ago, so it was great. I have been using my foam roller for opening my chest; I got a softer one from Relax The Back so it doesn't irritate an old injury in my thoracic, but it's firm enough to do the job on my legs & hips. I also have a spiky ball for trigger point work. 
02 Oct 12 by member: crabby Kat

     
 

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