ladymorella Posted March 20, 2018 Report Share Posted March 20, 2018 Been fairly sick for the past 4 - 4 1/2 years. Been climbing out of the hole for the past 14 months or so. Sometimes I fall back in as one does. I go through phases/waves of symptoms which makes things interesting as I never know what to expect. I kind of have to just rearrange things to focus on my strength at the time. Things have been more consistant so I am trying to rebuild my life. Things to work on: Keto: I am on a keto diet per my doctor. I have been on it since Feb 5 with a couple slip ups. My calories have been at 2000-2200. I was at 2000 and upped it to 2200. I am undecided on if I want to stay there. I am trying to lose weight, but I seem to notice a performance difference at 2200 calories. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I hate this diet. It is super hard to adhere to, slip ups are huge set backs, and I don't lose weight on it. Mobility: I have been having a lot of muscle issues. It is sort of always unclear as to whether it is part of a symptom or not. I go to a crossfit style gym so predictability of your soreness is not something I have. I did this last challenge and I definitely noticed a difference. So I need to do at least 5 minutes daily. I can always do more if needed. Starting is the hardest part anyway. Supplemental Exercises: I have been having some issues with my left quad/knee. It has been fairly elusive as to what the issue is. I've had to change my workouts a bit due to them. So no squatting motion at all. And I go to a crossfit style gym and there is never squatting in CrossFit right? Yeah Also I sprained my right ankle a little less than 2 years ago and it still gives me problems despite 2 rounds of PT. So my goal is to try to work on some of the leg weaknesses I know of. My goal is to do supplemental exercises 3 times a week. It doesn't have to be a lot, but at least something. Likely options: wall sits, monster walks, lateral banded raises, VMO weighted leg raises, glute bridges, hamstring curls, and something I have been calling dorsiflexion heel raises. To-Do List: Due to sickness I am quite a bit behind on regular maintenance sort of things and have piles of papers and such I want to attend to. So I have a list of things that need to be done and hope to chip away at it. I discovered last challenge that I am super motivated by a fake point system. I have various points assigned to things some as low as 1 point and some (one?) as much as 25 points. My goal is to hit 125 points. If I do I get an item valued at about $10. For a bonus if I get to 175 points I get another item valued at about $25. (Or trade in both in for 1 item at $35.) I have been looking at bluetooth speakers. It would be handy sometimes, but not really something I would normally buy myself. This started the next day after the last challenge. Extra: Run: I am training for a 5k at the end of April. Which may or may not be a 5k. The first year it was a mini-Tri and last year it was a 5k. However I think they will stick with that as it is easier to organize and more likely to have participation. My coach made up a running program for me and I have been adhering to it. This will be my 3rd week on it. First week went well, but last week both runs seemed more difficult than normal. Heavy legs the first run and super sore and sluggish the second run. I may have to cut back on my other workouts. My current workout schedule has me working out 4 days in a row, which might be too much. I seem to be a little slow on recovering. I will see how I do this week before I make a decision. My goal in this run is to beat my previous PR which is 37:26. I am sort of hoping my nephew will do this run too and I would like to come in closer to his 31:00-ish time. We shall see what I can do. I would be happy with a 34 honestly. 5 Quote 18.10 |18.6 | 18.5 | 18.4 | 18.3 | 18.2 | 18.1 | 16.2 | 16.1 | My Character Lean out: 4lbs / 70lbs - - - - - - - - - - Link to comment
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