Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Big Muscles on Tuesday

Sorry this post is being added so late today, work has been piling up at my desk. Trying to get to work early so I can leave early for Physical Therapy has been tough. Tough on my beauty regime that is!

Today I slept in a bit, till about 5:25am, then headed off to the gym after my pre-workout snackie of a hard boiled egg + ice water. After a quick warm up on the elipitcal machine I headed into the free weight area for some upper body moves. I am gaining strenght, I can now curl 20lbs up to 12 reps on each side. I was getting so pumped that I didn't leave time to do any abs today. I will have to save that for later, after my dreaded "stretching" session tonight.

My PT doctor whom I will call "Dr. K" says I need to be doing stretches EVERYDAY. Not just yoga once per week. I have a "locked" pelvis and have limited range of motion in my lower half. If you want to know what that feels like I will tell you. ... It feels like my lower body is in a cage, I can only move so far and then my body says "nope" we don't go there. It is very frustrating and I am hoping to see some improvements soon. On Wednesday I am going to do some preformance testing to see where my muscles are strong and where they are weak. Then I will be working towards getting back to a normal range of motion and less stiffness and pain. I am going to show all those Yogis at Joy Yoga how good I REALLY am. LOL!

After workout breakfast today was a fried egg (in Pam) + a bowl of steel cut oats mixed with 1/2 cup of blueberrys + a splash of vanilla soy milk and a squirt of vanilla agave nectar. Good for the gut!

My snack today at 11:00am will be another Fage yougurt (full fat) with strawberry. I am delaying it since I did munch on some mixed nuts with sea salt at about 9:30am. Hey, I was hungry........