Whew!! A good, hard workout this morning! 40 minutes on the recumbent bike, intervals of 6R and 11R, doing weights with the arms while pedaling. On the 11R intervals, I turned my toes inward to isolate the inner calves and thighs. I was really feeling that by the end -- it made it much tougher because I am weak in those muscles. Not only am I trying to strengthen those muscles, but I am also hopefully reshaping the inner calf to give my legs more shape. They already have decent shape, but I want to enhance that inner-calf muscle. As I have said before, doing the arm work along with the recumbent bike really makes the time pass faster. Feels good!!
I also did some ab exercises this morning -- crunches, leg lifts and oblique crunches (whatever they are called). I can't do very many yet, but you have to start somewhere. I am sore from the ones I did Monday, so I must be doing something right.
I woke up with a headache again. I had taken some medicine around 4:00, but I still had a headache. I took some Anacin and half a muscle relaxant right when I got up to see if I could head it off before time to work out, and it did ease up. I need to be using that mouth guard I bought, even though I don't like it. I have this underlying awareness that I am gritting my teeth at night. I can tell by the way my jaws feel. (Sure wish I could stop that!)
It's a rainy morning, so no walking the dog. I am making good time getting things done this morning.
My eating is going very well this week. I want to keep it that way. I would love to drop below 245 by weigh-in day.
I thinned out some clothes in my closet that have gotten too big for me. I pulled a few blouses I am just getting into out of the bins in my closet. Trouble is, they are all short-sleeved. I will have to wear a sweater or jacket with them in the cold weather. I don't really want to buy new clothes that I am hopefully just passing through, but I likely will have to fill in the gaps a little.
I am wearing one of the blouses I pulled out this morning, and paired it with a denim jacket I have. I am liking this outfit. This is one of those days "I feel pretty." Don't you love those days?
Taking into account what I wrote yesterday about not getting quite full enough at breakfast, I ate a little more this morning (a couple of leftover meatballs -- they are small). I brought a package of almonds for later. I still wanted to get into those almonds before the time I had planned to. I think it was just because they were there. So I was trying not to do that, just out of principle. I held out until after 11:00 and then ate my almonds. I ate a side salad at lunchtime, and that did me for the rest of the afternoon. I am staying quite satisfied these days.
I got off on time again. Yay! Dinner was the last of the leftover stuffed peppers and some homemade ice cream sweetened with Stevia. That's all I need for today.
I'm going to do some more looking in the bins to see what else I can wear now. This is fun. :) How long have I been waiting to do this?
Good night all.