I have been really sick for the past two weeks, as well as really busy! So obviously I haven’t been able to walk or do the treadmill, so my steps are down a lot. I had actually asked the doctor could I continue to exercise (as I coughed and spluttered in front of her!) and she said no that it would cause an attack with my chest as it was.
So I’m still a bit sick, but much much better so I need to start back again. I had got into a great habit of the treadmill, and I’m hoping that now I won’t be struggling to get the motivation back up to go again. Also my shins need to be built up slowly, and the last time I took a weeks break from the treadmill I found that when I went back on the treadmill I could feel the shin splints threatening early and I had to slow down. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen this time.
It is hard to get yourself back into the frame of mind to be organised and disciplined and motivated to be eating properly and exercising again. With the food, my main problem is that I haven’t batch cooked anything in advance so I’m struggling with my meals to get something healthy before I get too hungry and start picking at everything else (which happened last night because I didn’t get dinner before having to bring Q to a football match, I ate about 3 bars!). At least though I know this and therefore know that the way around this is to prepare and batch cook things for me to have immediately to hand when I am hungry.
The exercise is slightly different because I am not sure if what I am doing on the treadmill is enough. I am trying to add in little strength training bits along with my physio exercises, but again it is hard to find time to do. With the treadmill, I have to leave the house to go to the shed so it is a definite move, whereas with the physio stuff I am lying on the floor or somewhere in the house so I get interrupted or distracted much easier, or I am just too tired by the time I have done everything else. I just need to make sure that I fit them in in a more structured way, and that I keep making sure that my heartrate is rising in my treadmill sessions so I’m getting benefit from it.
Hoping now to start back to the treadmill this evening, even though we have a really busy after school day, with back to back activities – and I am already so exhausted I feel I can barely stay upright lol.