I know I didn’t post last week’s weigh-in. I did lose some weight again but this last week, thanks to my birthday and regaining a pound before I even started eating my way through my birthday.
All told, I regained 3.5 lbs. Ugh. But you know, I think it was worth it. Mostly because, you know, rosewater ice cream is worth it in my book.
Anyway, I gave up on The Firm Zip Medicine Ball kit a week earlier than I had planned. Between Holly’s health issues and the stress, I simply couldn’t motivate to do something I didn’t enjoy doing. Yes, there are elements of the workout I like but I can easily apply those elements to my own routine without suffering through theirs. I just couldn’t face it another day.
Which is why, on 1 April, I began doing my morning yoga again. I am beginning with a series of sun salutations. My intention was to build up to ten and then do my usual free-form yoga practice. It was working and I was enjoying it. In fact, even when I spent the night at my son’s home, I did my surya namaskars before anyone else woke up. It was lovely. But yesterday I noticed a slight twinge in my right ankle (around the anterior talofibular ligament, for those who are interested) and the twinge quickly turned into a sharp pain. I had to stop my series before I was finished.
This morning, the twinge came back. So I went ahead and found the free No Excuses workouts and chose one of Jonathan’s because he usually focuses on the upper body. It was a good choice and I got a good workout in even though I had to sacrifice my morning yoga as a result.
I really miss the boot camp. I sent in my before and after pictures hoping I would be the lucky one chosen, knowing that I probably would not be. And I wasn’t. Odds were not in my favor. That’s okay. If nothing else, I’ve proven myself to be resilient and resourceful. I’m not going to give up any time soon. I just need to readjust and get back into the swing of things. Every day matters and today I was dripping sweat again.
And it felt goooooood!