Surgery/Back to Working Out/Puppy
Monday, September 10, 2018
Hello fellow Sparkers!
I'm home from surgery, had a tubal done. No more pregnancies for me, if we have any more kids we will adopt. I'm woozy and clumsy but not in too much pain, yay. I plan to start walking as soon as the doctor clears me.
I've plateaued and it is because I have not been walking like I should. My general surgeon, the one working with me on my hernia, cleared me for all workouts as long as I'm wearing a back brace to support it. So I'm searching for workouts to create a routine for next week, which is when I should be cleared to work out (I hope!). I have a great yoga routine to do at night, which is for anxiety, to help calm me for sleep, I love it. I have not done it in over a year I think, so it is high time I get back to it!
I'm searching for a really gentle/beginner core workout. So if any of you have suggestions, I would really appreciate it! I have one for arms, but not for legs, I really want to target my legs and especially my thighs. With all the inches I have lost, I feel like I have not lost enough inches off of my thighs. I could be wrong, but pants that fit me in the waist are still tight in that area most of the time. I want a bust/chest workout as well that I can squeeze in a few days a week, I've lost a lot of weight there and... well.... you know.
I'm so close to Onderland! Just 11 more pounds to go! Squeeeeee! Then, 70 more pounds to go!
I bought a slow cooker recipe book (healthy recipes) and plan on cooking chicken in some form on Sunday's to have throughout the week. Then roasting some ranch carrots (sounds funky, tastes great!) and getting some steam bags of broccoli. I love these veggies and can never get enough of them, so it will take awhile for me to get tired of them. Plus I'll be changing up the protein. Well it will all be chicken because that is what I can eat right now, but different variations. Other meal options will be various forms of protein; refried beans, 1/2 a banana with peanut butter, shakes... I have a few more things, but can't think of them right now.
Trying to cut out excess in my diet. Getting up several times a night with the puppy I would snack at night. Not good. But that is over now, thank goodness! I'm tired of being tired! Also my cpap machine was basically turned off - set to lowest setting, I can't breathe like that. So I'm working on getting insurance and the company to do whatever needs to be done to get it turned back to the proper setting.
Moving the puppy's (Hope) kennel to the basement is the best thing we have done for my sleep (other than getting the cpap machine). She is spoiled and at night she'd bark and I'd get up and take her out, then put her back in her kennel... then the barking would increase and would not stop till I came and got her out. I'd put her on a leash and curl up on the couch and she would curl up with me. We've been doing this for weeks now. This morning she was so excited to see me I have a claw mark on my cheek, she just got so worked up. We tried her sleeping on the bed, but then when she would decided it was time to play, she would wake DH and he would have to wake me. Basement is best for weaning her off of this I think.
But I am going to miss waking up with her. She would walk up my body and give me kisses all over my face to wake me up in the morning when my alarm went off. Hard to wake up with anxious thoughts or without a smile on your face, waking up like that.
Well, I'm exhausted, achy and in need of a nap, so I'll wish you all a Spark*tastic day!