I’m nearing the end of the lifting restriction and am headed to my surgeon for a follow up appointment tomorrow to find out when I get back on the grind. I’m trying to majorly increase my water intake and am coming up short still. In retrospect, that could be one reason I’m not really losing weight. I got a Bubba Mug from Target that holds 72 oz and I got through that but not much else. I just straight up forget to drink it.
Anyway, I am thinking about doing some meal prep tomorrow. If you haven’t already, I seriously recommend you check out Kevin over at FitMenCook.com and check out some of his amazing meal prep recipes. I think I’m gonna make the Stuffed Sweet Potatoes but put the chicken IN the sweet potato. Just because I like to live crazy.
I’ve been thinking about some of my fitness goals and sort of rearranging them. Initially I said that I would wait and lose a few pounds before starting to run consistently. The more I thought about it, and the more I thought about WHY I wanted to lose the weight, the less that decision made sense to me. I want to lose weight so I can do the physical activities I enjoy without feeling winded so easily. The way to build up endurance is by pushing your current endurance. So, avoiding running is not in my best interest- in regards to the philosophical, anyway. I know that running at my weight is more dangerous than running at a lower weight but if running will help me lose weight- it’s sort of a wash. That’s how I’m seeing it, anyway. So, I think I’m going to start running.
In addition to running and lifting (love lifting!) I will start practicing Hatha Yoga. I’ve made some spiritual decisions for my life and yoga fits right in with them. I’ve been learning about my energy body and my chakras and crystals, etc. It’s a big learning curve but I know that this feels better to me than pretending to be aligned with a faith that I don’t share.
Hopefully, I get good news from my appointment tomorrow because I’m ready to jump back in.