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IndraTzal

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  1. Got the clear to workout again yesterday....... Well.... with a lot of limitations and rules ;} Mostly about going slow, no jumping, and stopping if it hurts at all. Saddly still putting Insanity on the back burner. Did a bit of a test run this morning. Seeing what I can do and what starts to hurt. Lost some endurance and flexibility.... And.. Gained more weigh back than I would like to admit... Pain eating causing stress eating. Ugh.... 7 weeks! Almost 2 months! But! I am now in the position to start over new. Start slow just like I did when I first started loosing. You guys are an inspiration! Gotta keep moving forward! PT was thinking of focusing on strength training and flexibility. The slow lifting movements seemed to be the least painful and will strengthen the muscles around the pinch to keep the hip from slipping out and pinching that nerve. The flexibility will help open the hip to relieve the pinch. And no matter what I do he wants me to follow it up with the stretches he gave me to do to realign anything that may have tweaked while working. I will rework my goals and post them soon.
  2. Went to PT yesterday morning. I am definitely feeling some relief. He seemed pleased with my progress. He made me run! Honestly it felt good to work! I was super sore later that night but feel like I'm making progress. May do some strength training and running if he oks it Thursday. Squat type moves are still hard. I can feel my flexibility and indurence is down but for now I need to Keep the jumping cardio to a minimum for a bit. So happy to be making progress! Lil Sore this morning so maybe some weights tonight.
  3. HUA! sounds like you had a set back but are back on top of things. It is really hard to get good habits going but ALWAYS remember your "WHY" Why you are where you are currently and why you want to change. You got this Ares! With the ankle... Is there a way to modify so it does not hurt the ankle? Or even replace a move with another that will not hurt it. Remember how good you feel when you complete a workout or say no to that unneeded snack. I always feel better after a good workout and that good feeling stays with me long after I do it vs the temporary good feeling that eating that snack gives me and the nasty guilt lashing I tend to give myself after ;} Tracking your food good or bad is a really good idea. I'm excited to find out how your interview goes! Good luck!
  4. Progress! Feeling some relief. Walking is MUCH easier. Still gets really sore if I go too long w/o sitting and If I try to push it it reminds me I am still injured. The new PT regiment seems to be going far better than the last. I am ecstatic for the relief and feel myself getting out of the funk I was in. BATTLE 1: 6/6 I feel great about my progress. The slowness of it is still killing me..... I miss my jumping and pushing stuff around. I do find it extremely relaxing though. I just have to remember that it is not a workout as much as time for my body to move and stretch in a calm meditative manner. The moves are very singular right now as we have not started putting them together yet. It doesn't look nearly as cool as those doing it at the Bridge at Dawn ;} But the process is good for me right now. I may try to add a few more workouts in...... Maybe do some floor exercises.... PT had me do some stationary bike, leg presses with my hips stationary and arm workouts sitting down. Haven't used gym equipment like that for a LONG time. Always been a body weight workout type. PT was impressed with how much I could lift. ;} BATTLE 2: 6/7 I need to get my nutrition under control. I never realized how much my moving around and being active was distracting me from mindless bored eating. Had a really bad day Wednesday! Thanksgiving was actually really good. Lots of family around to keep me in check ;} Pain/Stress eating is definitely down this week. I really am excited about the progress I just need to keep it under control and not over do it. LIFE QUEST: We decided that we want to take a trip together. Utah has such amazing National Parks. Camping was mentioned. I really wanted to do something sooner but I think most of the big stuff with have to wait until summer when the girls are out of school. Meanwhile it has been decided that the girls can be with their friends during the weekdays and Saturday but Sunday is family. We don't even need to go do anything but we will all stay home and make an effort to be with each other. Today we watched How to Train Your Dragon 2. Really cute movie and it was fun to watch together. Little things at a time. OVERALL: It was a good week. Progress all around. Nutrition as always will be my bane. I will get it under control for sure. Weight is up a bit but I'm not going to stress too much about that just yet.....
  5. QUICK UPDATE : Heyla! Sorry guys this injury has had me really bummed. Messing with my head. I have honestly felt like I am going to have a panic attack. Injuries SUCK! But today went to PT and we had a chat about how I have been feeling and we decided to go in another direction. Feel a lot better about this and after PT finally had some relief from the pain. Its been weeks! That is so very encouraging. Hope to be back on top soon. Keep up the amazing work guys!! You are all amazing!!
  6. Such fantastic support here! This week has been hit & miss. PT leaves me really sore. They put me in midevil torture devices. I'm serious! They are trying to pull me apart! They say its for my back buts its just to see me squirm while strapped down with buckles and velcro. Its evil! BATTLE 1! 6/6. I feel a little better. I can't get into full plank yet without pain. But. From knees I am throwing in some tricep pushups. Trying to keep the rest of my body limber. Slow... Progress. BATTLE 2! 5/7. No loss this week BUT no gain. Work is killing me. I work in sales so all day I am on my feet walking around all day. I have been the go-to person to get things done. They still want that even though Im strait up broken. I feel guilty sitting down to rest. I feel like I should be doing something. By the time I get home I'm so sore I just want to make a microwave meal for everyone and just sit. Blah. Suck it up Buttercup!! A question.... How do you guys keep yourself in check? Do you have something you keep with you? Some little riminder to help you stay on track? I feel like I need a lil reminder..... Something that in weekness I see and it reminds me of my goals? Like a wrist band or something?? Any ideas? LIFE QUEST Runs were discussed agian. Found some fun local runs but decided to hold off untill spring to do one. I told them to do some more brainstorming. Runs, the beach, fishing..... Lots of ideas. Now to get everyone to agree. OVERALL I think I am feeling better but I am finding that when I start feeling better I try to get a lot done and end up making myself sore. I have a PT Monday and will ask what he feels my limits should be. I need to make it clear with co-worker that I need to step back or I will never get back to normal. I need to find a lil reminder. Something I can see. I need to hunker down on the this nutrition. Stay out of that mindless state that numbs me. This week will be hard. Four Thanksgiving dinners on a few different days. Portion control will be the key.
  7. Hopeful for progress.....

  8. Went to my regular doc yesterday. She decided it is not a pulled muscle but a pinched nerve. The muscles around it are trying to tighten up and protect the injury. Few new meds and PT. I was SO sore from PT last night. I didn't sleep well but I'm up and ready for a new day. I have been doing pretty good with my nutrition. Doc thinks the Tai Chi is a good idea but PT is a little skeptical. He doesn't want anything that has me bending forward at all right now. I may continue and at least do the Reboots for the foam rolling and just follow along just watching not to bend forward. I'm glad I decided to get a second opinion on this. The meds were not doing anything to help and it was not getting better. Right now I am just focusing on Tai Chi and PT, cutting out junk food and watching my portions and forcing myself to sit down every now and then to rest. I need to heal up to get back to BEASTING UP! ;} Those all sound fun! I will do some more research and find out.
  9. Went to my regular doc yesterday. She decided it is not a pulled muscle but a pinched nerve. The muscles around it are trying to tighten up and protect the injury. Few new meds and PT. I was SO sore from PT last night. I didn't sleep well but I'm up and ready for a new day. I have been doing pretty good with my nutrition. Doc thinks the Tai Chi is a good idea but PT is a little skeptical. He doesn't want anything that has me bending forward at all right now. I may continue and at least do the Reboots for the foam rolling and just follow along just watching not to bend forward. I'm glad I decided to get a second opinion on this. The meds were not doing anything to help and it was not getting better. Right now I am just focusing on Tai Chi and PT, cutting out junk food and watching my portions and forcing myself to sit down every now and then to rest. I need to heal up to get back to BEASTING UP! ;} Pilates are a great source for an excellent workout. I really enjoy them. As for too expensive.... you never have to take a class from a teacher BUT that is the best way if you really want to make it a focus of your lifestyle. There are lots and lots of sources online for some really good resource Bet you could find some links here in NF. Yoga as well. You are so right! It is going to be my hardest challenge.
  10. Thanks for the support! Take forever is right!! I have an appointment with my reg doc tomorrow. The last was with an instacare doc. Hopefully she has good news. As for swimming.... yea.... me and water don't work well together hehehe. Maybe a Quest for another challenge. Get over my fear of water..... Anyway! Hopefully I will have good news to report tomorrow. Good idea on the food prep. I do need to get back to that. It always helped knowing everything was good to go.
  11. ... But it's so hard! I know. I will take it easy. Hope the doc has good news.....
  12. Thanks so much for the support. I have set up an appointment for Wednesday with my regular doc to follow up on the back/hip pain and make sure we are treating the right thing. I am antsy to get back to regular workouts. Slow and steady right? *sighs*
  13. Don't stress about the lil things. Feel good about the great progress your making. Glad you took it easy to give the Achilles a break. Keep it up!! You are rocking it!
  14. Great goals and adorable motivation! Hope to see your progress. Keep us updated!
  15. Great goals and love your Motivation. Can't wait to see how you do. Keep us updated.
  16. Welcome! Injuries suck! Getting sick is just as bad! Take it easy getting back into the groove. Remember you may be feeling better but your body is still healing. Go slow and pay attention to form. Love your goals simple and easy to pass or fail. Glad your feeling better!
  17. Ok just stumbled across this thread and HabitRPG. This looks fun! I'll have to look into it! Great goals and it looks like you are off to a great start. Don't give up and remember it takes time. We're here if you have questions.
  18. Week one update! Battle 1! 6/6 Tai Chi done all 6 days. It is soooo frustratingly slow. But after doing the assessment at the beginning of the week I knew I had to do it. I just could not move the way I wanted to. I need to take it slow and moving on to something harder is just not in the cards right now. It hurts still the leg rocks and some of the poses left me really sore right after but seems to be feeling a little better than it has been. Hope this is what my body needs. Battle 2! 6/7 Lost weight this week. REALLY concentrated on what I was eating. Thought about the fight every time I was tempted by something and would put it back down. Thursday was hard and was in a lot of pain.... I gave in to a bunch of cookies and some cupcakes my daughter had made. Life Quest The family begrudgingly agreed to a walk Sunday afternoon. They did seem excited about the idea of putting a family vacation together and they had lots of great ideas. It was even mentioned to do a family run together. Do Mudders have family events or are they separate? I'm sure we could find a run to do together. Over all Honestly I am questioning the diagnosis about a pulled muscle..... The medication doesn't seem to be working very well. Could it be a nerve issue? sciatic? I am tempted to get a second opinion This is ongoing for over 3 weeks! I know pulled muscles take time but with the medication should it still be hurting so much?
  19. I am posting this about a week late but have been working this week while I get this out of my head and onto a page. I started my adventure in 2012 and went from 270+lb (I say plus because I never had the guts to weigh myself until I had been watching what I eat for over a month) to 170lb and loving the body that was shaping up. My workouts where mostly based on body weight like the Assassins and Martial arts like the Monks. 100lb whoot. ...... yea until I thought that I could start letting little things slip because I had done so well and I deserved it right?? Nope! Fell into some really bad habits again and have now gained 20lb back. Let stress from work, home, money, kids, workouts, nutrition stress me out. THEN when I do decide to get my ass back in gear I pull a muscle in my back/hip (gluteus medius) OUCH! It is taking so long to heal! At first I could barely walk. I have started to do Tai Chi but am letting myself get stressed out over not being able to workout. I keep pushing myself and I know I shouldn't. I need to let it heal but I am finding that I am a huge stress and pain eater. I am now over 200lb again.... Damn that was hard to type! and I need community to get me back in gear. I know what I have to do but this mindless eating and lack of workouts has me in a bad cycle. I have been reading the Nerd Fitness blog for awhile now but one of the articles that spoke to me the most was How to Live and Train Like a Spartan Warrier. I love the sense of family and fellow soldiers in arms. I also love the do or die attitude. I need to take on that attitude again to get myself through this hard time. I am making excuses and loosing myself and my goals. Time To SPARTAN UP!! MAIN GOAL: To recover from injury while still eating well and exercise to loose 50lb Battle 1: Fight whenever, wherever, just fight! I am really struggling with not being able to do my regular workouts while I recover.... I need to realize that gainz and loosing weight are not the only fights I have in store. This will be a long uphill battle to recover enough to be back to where I was. Battle plan: To do Tai Chi 6 days a week to help heal my back/hip. I have been doing heavier workouts and because of my injury have been stressing out that I can't do them. I feel Tai Chi will be a good, low impact, healing way to help me get back to working order. Battle 2: Giving up is not an option. I have let myself give in to pain/stress eating. Mindless and empty to the point that I don't even realize I just ate a whole bag of chips or the 3rd enchilada. I can not give up on myself or my goals. I need to learn to control both the pain and stress to get my body back. Battle plan: Focus on cutting out Fatty/Sugary snacking. I have tried to really limit my intake by having particular macros and cal intake and that has stressed me out and made my pain eating and stress eating really bad. I have found that limiting myself to much (at least for now) is making me stress. I want to focus on finding the triggers that are causing the stress/pain eating and snip it in the bud. I need to go back to the basics while I heal and pay attention to what I am consuming, really paying attention rather then the mindless stress/pain eating I have allowed myself to go into. Battle 3: As I heal up over the next 6 weeks I may be adding more Battles. I am hoping it will not take the full 6 weeks to heal.... Scoring will be on the following grading system 36 full days of Tai Chi (Sundays off for family time ;}) A= 36-29 days B= 28-22 days C= 21-15 days D= 14-8 days F = 7-0 days Eating and Battle 3 A= 42-37 B= 36-29 C= 28-21 D= 20-11 F= 10-0 Life Quest: Look out for you fellow soldiers. I am here to share what I have learned with my fellow rebellions to overcome obstacle and find a battle plan that works for them. I will also remember that my family is in this with me and are also my fellow soldiers whom I need to lookout for. Spend more time with my family. As my kids are getting older I find us all going in a million directions. We all have our individual things that we do apart from the family and spend little time together. Volleyball practice, Key club and “The Boy†for my oldest. Karate and hanging with friends for my youngest, Airsoft, our farm and Battle Field for my hubby and my life is just getting them to all of those events, work and a personal business ;} Even on days that I keep everyone home one is on the computer, one is playing games in their room, ones watching TV and one is on a Tablet. I would like to start doing things together. Even if it just going for a walk, watching a movie together or even a board game. We all have the things we love and I would never take that from them. I would like in the 6 weeks to have a game plan together for family time and ultimately a planned vacation that all of us have helped plan. Scoring on this will be an pass or fail. Its done or not. I will update with little things we have done to get together and plan but over all we have the vacation planned or we do not. Most important Come back with your shield, or on it! I will not let a silly pulled/torn muscle get me down. I will battle hard or come back licking my wounds and ready for another round We all have our battles. Some of them we have to fight alone but these. These I have fellow soldiers. Others to help me on my journey. I have a family and I have duty’s as a spartan to live up to. Duty to my family to be a good remodel. Duty to my friends to be proof that anyone can do it. Duty to myself to be the healthiest person I can be to be alive and healthy for as long as possible. I am ready to Spartan Up. Are you ready to go to battle with me?
  20. Slow progress... I will make this all work... It has to

    1. TheMormonRebel

      TheMormonRebel

      Just keep at it girlie!

  21. HEYLA! I had a REALLY hard time getting my family on board when I started working on my nutrition. BUT I stuck to it and slowly they jumped on board with me as they started seeing the difference it was making. Self defense in martial arts is a fantastic way to stay in shape! I hope you are able to pursue that. Sounds like you have some great support and now your HERE!! So much fantastic information here and they make it FUN! I'm excited to see your progress. Ask questions, make friends and rally support!
  22. Way to make a change!! Congrats on the hardest part of making a stand. Make it fun and nothing can stop you!
  23. I honestly only started Tai Chi this week to help with an injury. I am not sure what form it is but it is targeted to help heal.
  24. Heyla! I'm Kelli I have been a fito for a while and have been a fan of the NerdFitness blog for a few years (LOVE the game based workouts!), but now I need help.... I started this adventure in 2012 and went from 270+lb (I say plus because I never had the guts to weigh myself until I had been watching what I eat for over a month) to 170lb and loving the body that was shaping up. WOW 100lb whoot. ...... yea until I thought that I could start letting little things slip because I had done so well and I deserved it right?? Nope! Fell into some really bad habits again and have now gained 20lb back. Let stress from work, home, money, kids, workouts, nutrition stress me out. THEN when I do decide to get my ass back in gear I pull a muscle in my back/hip (gluteus medius) OUCH! It is taking so long to heal! At first I could barely walk. I have started to do Tai Chi but am letting myself get stressed out over not being able to workout. I keep pushing myself and I know I shouldn't. I need to let it heal but I am finding that I am a huge stress and pain eater. I am now over 200lb again.... Damn that was hard to type! and I need community to get me back in gear. I know what I have to do but this mindless eating and lack of workouts has me in a bad cycle. I know I know SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP!! ;} ANY advise is more than welcome!
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