Tips to Fighting the Holiday Bulge 1. Start Strong: eat a healthy breakfast. If you don’t, you will tend to overeat the rest of the day. 2. Curb your appetite. Drink a glass of water before every meal. It will help you fill up faster & help you eat less. 3. Slow down. Eat slower & taste your food. Give your mind time to send the message that you are satisfied. 4. Stay active...Exercise. Move more & eat less. Sorry you know it works! Eating & exercise go hand in hand. Designed
Why am I blogging about back surgery you may ask? I want folks to know life doesn't have to end. I also want people to know how important it is to move everyday. Keep yourself strong and flexible. I can't stress how important balance training is. With balance I couldn't put on my socks or shave my legs (NO Bending). I am not sure how folks make it through this surgery and recovery if they are not prepared. Make sure you know how you are going to brush your teeth or wash
Day 19-21. Still getting better everyday. My abdominal incision healing well. Maintaining the NO BENDING FORWARD! Walked on day 19-15,965 steps;day 20 spin 18,143 steps, day 21 step and ropes 10,797 steps.
Day 18.Everyday I try to add something new as I am healing sometimes it works sometimes not. Today wanted to try really modified turbokick with no rotation. What a task! Spent all of these years perfecting the rotation and core work. Step:tk section. Went ok think I will wait a little longer. On the plus side my planks are getting easier. Even completed a single plank row and added step dips. Big trip to Beckley,WV this afternoon for Boys Soccer in State Championship.
Day 17 November 3, 2016. Spin today for 1 hour completed 19 miles average speed 19, also upper and lower body circuits. Work tolerance and energy level much improved. Found standing in 1 place training clients makes my lower back crampy (alternated sitting and standing). 15,168
Day 16. Today I hit the elliptical. Able to incline to 20 and add more resistance-1 hour 5.25 miles. So excited was able to add stability ball bridges, hamstring curls, extensions, and adductor catches. Also add full plank, modified plank, saw, side plank, modified push-ups, tricep modified push-ups (planks totalled 7 1/2 minutes). Also added dirty dogs. 12,133 steps today
Day 15. Taught spin class. Modified it for me wore brace no leaning, but kicked their bootys! 1:10:17 18:64 miles average speed 15.9 not bad for hill training. Work was better modified today 7:30am-12:30pm. I alternated between sitting and standing much better. 17,656 steps today.
Day 14. Back to work day! Started out with workout. Wanted to test Boxing without rotating! Boxing 3 minutes:treadmill incline 10 & 4 mph for 1 hour. Think I will wait a little longer to box. Then full body workout for 26 minutes. Off to work. Modified my day 11-5. Not too bad decided to stand all day with back brace on. Was a good girl and had clients get their own weights. Back started aching 2 hours in. Discovered standing in 1 place not good. Made It but was a t