Health and Wellness Update

Health update in a word: Bad.
Seemingly legitimate excuses: I have a labral tear, I’m scared of re-injuring myself, I don’t like anything but running (which I can’t do), work has been mega busy, the holidays are crazy, this time of year sucks, the wedding is taking up so much of my mind/time, I’ve been traveling, it’s too dark out, I’m tired, I don’t want to, I’ll do it tomorrow…
Illegitimate excuses: Everything above.
The truth: I’ve been lazy, lethargic, depressed, unmotivated, apathetic, scared, and just letting the weight creep on and on.
The necessary: Somehow snap back to the reality that this is bad and getting worse.
Recently: I’ve had enough of feeling like crap, of being lazy and not caring. My hip and back have been bothering me tremendously. I checked back in with my orthopedic doctor at Spaulding. She prescribed the following: start doing PT routine at home, start pilates immediately, get my thyroid levels re-checked, and report back in a month.
I have to do this. I need to have goals though because without them I’ll do nothing. Here’s my general guide for the next month:
General Weekly Goals
Don’t eat garbage, do weights 3x, do cardio on alternate days, do hip PT 4x, daily abs and push ups.
Weekly Challenges
Week 1 (this week): Just start getting back into a routine that focuses on health and wellness. 25 sit ups, 20 push ups/day.
Week 2 (next week, holidays!): Find a pilates class for Tuesday or Wednesday. Limit sugar. 50 sit ups, 25 push ups/day.
Week 3 (following week, New Years): Find a pilates class for Tuesday or Thursday. No alcohol. 100 sit ups, 25 push ups/day.
Week 4: Find a pilates class for Tuesday or Thursday. Eat vegetarian for the entire week. 100 sit ups, 30 push ups/day.

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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3 Responses to Health and Wellness Update

  1. Jess says:

    I cannot recommend Jackie Warner DVDs enough, as well as her book and her eating plan. The Power Circuit DVD is AMAZING, and hits everything in just 35 minutes. Also her high protein, moderate carb meal plans are super easy and also allow for a few cheats on the weekends. I also love her core DVD workout as well… and they are all OnDemand! I swear I am not a spammer, just someone who has struggled like you and has seen real results for not a lot of money.

  2. John S. says:

    Let’s start doing push-ups right before dinner!

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