Today I found something to help me keep my give-a-damn while I work towards my fitness goals. I pulled out the big guns and tried on my jeans. I needed something that would pack more of a punch than the numbers on the scale. This really shook me back to reality as I could not pull them over my ass. Not even Crisco could get me into these things. I wish I could say they are my skinny jeans of my past, but they are the fat jeans I bought after I had Baby Diva. Now that is just wrong. I have about six weeks before I have HAVE to start wearing long pants and I will let my OCD take over from here. I am leaving those jeans out so I can try those suckers on until they can button comfortably. Even if I don't lose the weight they will be so stretched out that they should be comfortable.
Unfortunately I am not going to melt doing my exercise of choice. Truthfully, I am afraid to start running again. After two days of doing long walks my foot pain is back with vengeance. I am back on ice, doing my stretches, and I am going to call my chiropractor. I am also going to look into acupuncture to see if it will help this crap. Everyone said Plantar Faciitis was bitch to get rid of and now I am starting to believe it. So for now, I am a walker and there ain't nothin' wrong with that. Not being able to run is frustrating, but I would rather do it when I am fully recovered so I do not continue the injury cycle.
What is that saying....about doors closing and another one opening? That happened to me last night; we went to my son's school open house and I met a person handing out information about swimming programs. I asked her if many adults participated in the program and if they were new swimmers. She said the adults that take the class are there to work on technique and to train for triathlons. *Ping, light bulb went off in my head* I can't run right now, but I can swim. I am going to sign up for adult swimming lessons. I don't need to learn how to swim but I want to refine my strokes and work on my breathing. This has given me something new to be excited about and something to get over my frustration of not being able to run. I just hope I can get into the class.
I haven't been sitting around this week I have been doing a lot of walking. Monday my friend and I did 2 laps around Lake Nokomis which was about 5 (ish) miles. Yesterday I walked with "Sarge" aka Staci for 45 minutes at Lunch. I am not sure on the distance but we worked it. Then she made me do stairs at work a few times. I complete the steps 4 times. She is hardcore, If I stick with her I will be able to button those jeans in no time.
Push up and AB challenges are going slow. I just did the test yesterday for the 100 push up challenge. My result= 1 lousy push up. Today I am doing day one. I have not started my workouts for the AB challenge yet. I have no excuse except laziness. Today is the day....especially seeing the muffin top over the jeans.