I'm healing emotionally - I've faced down the 1 year anniversary of my father's death. I'm making big strides in getting over the trauma of Baby Drama's medical drama. Even though I still feel like I'm going to get hit by a car if my day is too good, I'm making progress. I have so very much to be thankful for right now and in the immediate future that I'm tired of shedding tears over the past. So now it's all about moving on, and moving on strong.
(and apparently with lots of italics for emphasis!)
I'm sticking with Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, and I'm loving it. While I'm not sticking to the schedule 100%, I'm am dedicated to the program. I'm on week 5 (but have been doing it for about 6 weeks...delays. And I'm OK with it) which means I'm officially in Phase 2. It's more intense, but nothing the program doesn't prep you for. The Weeks 5/6 workouts are super hard in the moment. I've had to stop to let my arms/legs/booty/ stop shaking or to catch my breath. But before the cool down is even over, endorphins kick in and you think "that was IT? pfshhh". And you feel strong, powerful, and ass-kicking...until you're about to hit play the next day. That fear kicks in. But it's sooo good.
|Boo-Yah!!! I'll get a real #flexbreak someday|
|can't pick up toys...knees hurt too much|
Good thing none of that happened.
Basically, nothing is too wrong. Some early symptoms of arthritis (the snap-crackle-pop) but no physical evidence. The muscles around my knees are struggling though, and that makes for some painful runs. He said to lay off the high impact stuff, and hit the recumbent bike instead of running for a couple months. I got sentenced to some physical therapy. Which is no big deal to me. I'm still planning to continue JMBR, but with some lower impact modifications. I have been on a run since then, and it was an amazing experience (post coming on that soon...it's an emotional one for me to write). I'm finding the Ice + Advil makes a big difference so far. But PT starts TODAY!
I'm looking forward to getting myself fixed up so I can keep working on being the strongest/healthiest/fittest/foxiest lady I can be.