- Thursday Apr 05, 2012
Someone must have been praying for me!
I think the antibiotics are finally (after 9 days) doing their job! The infection is not causing me as much pain as it did before, I managed to get a few extra hours of sleep last night, and even though my jaw is still throbbing away I was able to eat a full dinner yesterday.
I did not chance it with Insanity this morning though. I may just take the entire week off and then start up where I left off. Which means i'll really have to watch how i'm eating over the Easter weekend. Or take lots of walks.
Friday - colouring eggs; cleaning car (this desperately needs doing).
Saturday - going to city to visit Dad.
Sunday - Easter.
Monday - day off! what to do? what to do with a whole day off?
Tonight i've been invited to a weiner roast. I probably shouldn't try to eat a hot dog. Or drink beer while on prescription medication. I will probably take my own food.
- Wednesday Apr 04, 2012
No Insanity workout today either. I was able to get in to see the doctor yesterday and he prescribed Tylenol 3, which has made me vomit-inducing sick. Great. So that kept me up all night again. I am at work today, but i'm not doing so well. The conclusion is that I have a low tolerance for pain ;)
No Dentist will work on me until the infection is fully treated.
I can't tell if the antibiotics are working or not, since I keep phasing from being sick to being in toothache hell.
To top it off, Dad has developed an infection and is in extremely poor spirits. I feel for him because this is the 2nd setback he's had to endure; unfortunately, someone wants to know exactly how strong of a person he is.
So. While i'm feeling like this, I highly doubt any workouts will be completed. I also can't seem to eat anything substantial so i'm sure I would burnout very quickly even if I tried to workout.
My question to V and those of you doing beachbody workouts: Do I start up again at the place I left off once I am able to (which would be week 3), or should I start the program over in its entirety? And the most important question of all - will I still get my t-shirt at the end?!!!
- Tuesday Apr 03, 2012
I will not be doing any Insanity today. I guess it will be my rest day for the week, which really sucks because actually I don't feel rested at all!
I couldn't sleep last night due to my toothache from hell. I wore out the advil and motrin containers and wasted globs of oragel and the pain just continued to get worse and worse. Finally, around 5:30am (a.k.a. the time I usually get up to do Insanity) I made a makeshift ice pack with a freezer bag and stuck half of it inside my mouth. At this point i'd gotten maybe two hours of sleep.
When I called the dentist they said I wouldn't be able to get in until the 18th! There's no way i'll cope until then with pain like this. So I called another dental office and was put on their cancellation list, but they still don't have anything sooner than the 18th either. ARGH!
I have an appt with my doctor this afternoon; i'll be asking for heavier painkillers. This might mean i'll be a little foggy for the next two weeks or until I can get my tooth looked at. I don't know what that means for Insanity, but I guess we'll find out :(
- Monday Apr 02, 2012
Did my 2nd Fit Test for Insanity this morning; i've improved on all but two of the exercises, very happy with the results! Measured myself as well and have lost 4 inches altogether so far.
Discovered that Dad had to go back into surgery on Saturday :( so left me feeling a little depressed and sorry for him; he'll be staying in the hospital for another 10 days now. I know he wants to get back home in the worst way, so it's a bit of a step back in that direction but at least he will be receiving the best care possible in the hospital. I wish I could be there to keep him in high spirits, but i'm glad my cousin is there for him. I know she cares about him as much as I do!
This week i'll have to make a dentist appt for this bugger of a tooth and get it all fixed up; hopefully before the Easter weekend so that I can enjoy some delicious food that I don't have to cook LOL. I guess Easter meals will depend on how Dad's doing; perhaps i'll be making a trip into the city instead so that I can visit and see for myself how he's doing.
Obviously feeling pretty overwhelmed right now; I always find it difficult to cope emotionally under certain circumstances. Keeping to my plan should help somewhat, but i'm afraid the fragile bubble might burst at any moment.
Went to wallyball last night and played my little heart out. I ended up soaked right through with sweat; we played two pretty good teams and managed to attract a fan base towards the end of the last game! I fell a few times so i'm sure it was great entertainment for them!
- Saturday Mar 31, 2012
ooooch my tooth hurts :(
But it didn't stop me from getting my insanity pure cardio and cardio ab workout in this morning! I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and playing some fun wallyball!
Many things going on in this brain of mine today; I tried to keep it a low-key day and did okay with that aside from the many phone calls from Mom with very urgent questions. (not really, but in her mind they were extremely urgent). Tomorrow I need to get my meals ready for the week, look for more compression socks, and hopefully keep my mind off my aching tooth!
I was pretty tired all day today; hopefully not suffering from burnout. I've been upping my calories but maybe I need to look into getting a recovery drink with all of the insanity going on in my life!
- Friday Mar 30, 2012
Believe it or not, my day did not get much better yesterday. I ended up working overtime (for which I do not get paid) and being a big, frumpy bag of Frazzled. After work I had to go to Mom's to start planning an itinerary for our trip this summer; that was not fun either because my brain was just not working!
Oh well. I went home sometime after supper and fell into bed around 9:30.
This morning, I was up and at 'em, expecting to do Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. I should read my schedule a little better - it was actually Power and Resistance for today. Either way, it was a good workout and got me going!
FYI - I am feeling less and less sore as the days progress through Insanity. I am so very glad that calf pain didn't stick around. I also think that i've lost some inches as my dress pants from yesterday were frustrating me all day long (I had to keep pulling them up). Success is definitely being measured!
P.S. - I still have a bugger of a toothache, but i'm hoping by tomorrow or Sunday the antibiotics will start having an effect.
P.S.S. - I just wanted to write P.S.S.
Ok, i'm done now.
- Thursday Mar 29, 2012
What happens today? Well, let me tell you about it...
I get to sleep in for an extra 20 minutes or so this morning, get up and do the Cardio Recovery workout and love feeling my muscles work hard without having to feel my heart try to burst through my chest.
I am smiling and getting ready for work. My tooth starts to hurt so I take some Advil.
I get to work and by this time I am frowning a little because of my tooth and the fact that the Advil I took hasn't yet kicked in. I may or may not have the idea that i'm heading into "grumpy-grump" territory.
I get to work with about 2 minutes to spare and realize i'm the first one here. wonderfreakinslugs. I rub some orajel on my gums because at this point it feels like all the teeth on the left side of my jaw are infected.
A co-worker comes in to my office and attempts to blame me for not setting up a retirement gift collection for another employee. I become defensive. She turns a little red in the face. My tooth starts to feel better.
I feel bad for the way I reacted. I feel like I should apologize. I feel like I got my ears clapped. My tooth starts to hurt again so I add more orajel. I want to take a long coffee break. right. now.
I talk to my boss about it; she tells me sometimes people concern themselves with things that are unimportant.
And now here I wait for a coffee break to come around and free me for 20 minutes or so.
Gawd! And it was looking like it was going to be such a good day!
- Wednesday Mar 28, 2012
If Shaun T wouldn't have told me to "focus!" this morning during his plyometrics workout, my exercise would have gone to crap. Thankfully, he motivated me to keep going and I somehow managed to get over the hurdle of wanting to quit and I finished the whole workout (except for those damn pushups; one day, those are going to be the death of me). This is officially the first Insanity workout I haven't required a rest break other than the planned breaks that are given. Pat on the back!
My nutrition was awesome yesterday. This morning I noticed I gained some weight, but i'm letting it go because it's possible that I hadn't been eating enough leading up to the start of the Insanity workouts. I'd love to see the losses on the scale, but i'm willing to wait and do it properly. Insanity is giving me a little perspective and I might finally be figuring out this whole "healthy living" phenomena. Is that how you spell phenomena?
Eat, in order to fuel your body.
Anyways, i've developed a brutal toothache so I need to go call the dentist for antibiotics. I wish they'd just take 'em all out and give me dentures. So much easier.
Good day all!
- Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
I got caught up on some sleep yesterday by falling asleep on the couch while watching tv ;) I woke up a few times throughout the night, but was too lazy to move to the bed, so this morning I awoke with a kink in my neck from curling into a ball to fit on the couch!
Worked out to Insanity Pure Cardio and it felt good! Now I just need to make sure I get all my nutrition in today so that I can be ready for Cardio Recovery tomorrow morning. I sure feel good today - i'm sending some positive vibes to my Dad to try to give him some of what i'm feeling!
A couple errands to run after work, nothing major, and then a chill evening to look forward to.
Plan for today:
Food - cereal, mocha, burger with spinach, yogurt, rice and chicken with veggies. i fueled my yogurt up with walnuts, honey, apples and blueberries so i'm looking forward to the yumminess!
Exercise - Insanity COMPLETE. so nice to get it out of the way in the morning!
Other - post office.
Hope everyone's having a good day today :) If not, let me know. I still have some extra oomph I can send your way!!!
- Monday Mar 26, 2012
I should have made some time to do the Cardio Recovery workout after my Power & Resistance workout this morning; those calves are starting to burn again ;) Tomorrow I will have to wake up a bit earlier so that I can fit both workouts in. I can't seem to get myself to do anything after work or in the evening anymore; way too tired from getting up earlier!!!
I'm back on schedule with Insanity and it feels good to have gotten the first week out of the way. Onto week number 2. This morning was tough, maybe because it's the first day of getting back to waking up earlier, maybe because my nutrition yesterday wasn't the best (good calorie range, bad protein points), maybe it's because I went to wallyball last night for an hour. Anyways, I had to stop and rest a few extra times. I can tell my cardio endurance is already way better than before, but those resistance and plyo moves are killer on the legs! I must be pretty weak in that area :0
Dad is still recovering with a few minor issues; i'm hoping he'll do well this week and be moving around by the weekend. I am incredibly stressed over this whole thing; people are being so overly dramatic and it's so draining to have to deal with them as well as try to keep Dad in good spirits! There are some people I would like to give a good shaking to. And I feel myself reacting to small annoyances with bad behaviour because I can't cope with it all. That's no excuse and I realize that, I just need to figure out how to deal!
Back on my nutrition plan; cooked up all my lunches and dinners for the week, and set aside snacks to take to work. I'm already ready for the week to be over!!!