- Wednesday Apr 11, 2012
Insanity Pure Cardio this morning; Cardio Abs will have to wait until I get home from work as I was running out of time AND unable to do even another five minutes of any type of workout this morning!
We are thinking Dad will be released on Sunday from hospital, which sucks for me because I have to be at work on Monday and it's a good three hour drive there and back just to see him. How I wish sometimes things could be easier!!! Hopefully someone will be there to welcome him home, no matter who it might be.
I am getting back on track with eating, upped my calories to around 1,500 to 1,700 per day but it's a struggle since I haven't been eating much with the tooth fiasco. And that's probably why I couldn't finish the Cardio Ab workout this morning ;)
I have fallen off the budget wagon for the last few pay periods, simply because i've had to travel a lot more than i'd planned for. I had to dip into my savings in order to stay in the black. I'm hoping to get back on track in the next few pay periods as slo-pitch will be starting up soon and that's always a money-grabber!
- Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
Hope everyone had a good easter! Mine was okay, but a busy weekend for sure.
Back to the Insanity; my tooth has been getting steadily better each day, so I chanced it and started the workouts again. Today was Plyometrics. Yikes! I was beginning to forget how difficult these classes are!!
My eating has been good in calories but not great with selection, so i'm trying to get back to my protein plan with a few exceptions. I can't drink anything hot because it aggravates my tooth, so i've switched hot coffee with iced coffee. Some foods are difficult to chew, so i've had to swap those out as well. We'll see how this week goes.
Dad is still in hospital, but doing alright. Maybe at the end of the week he'll be released and then hopefully home care can come in and help when it's required. My brother flew in to visit him; I am so glad because I know it meant alot to Dad and also because it takes some of the pressure off of me and my cousin who has been carrying the load lately.
Four day work week; I sure hope the weather warms up for no other reason than I can be even more lazy and not have to put socks and a winter jacket on every morning LOL.
- 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!