Monday, February 14, 2011

Back on the Prednizone and packing on the poundage

Why is it that I am able to take two big steps forward only to be followed by two giant steps backwards?

I think what happened last week was that I was too excited to be back at it and went at it too hard. I have this obsession with everything that I do ... I go "all in" regardless of how big the risk. I like to give it all I have and sometimes it is to my detriment. But alas, I have to relearn the fact that my body rejects my brain's requests to push myself beyond my limits. I have to learn to listen to my body better and I had no choice but to listen this past week!

It started with a flare up in the right knee, then I developed a second flare up in the left knee and in the left ankle and finally the symptom that made me sit up and listen is when my chest pain was so severe that I could not use my left arm or breathe a full breath. I knew that it was time to slow it up... and so I ended up missing one day last week but after three days of Prednizone I am ready to get back in the game. Although my joints and chest are recovering my weight has suffered... I have gained 5 pounds this past week!!! NOT GOOD but I know that it is a lot of water weight so I am not going to stop working at it... I have to remember that it is a marathon, not a sprint (but it still sucks).

This week I am focused and I am going to do just the X and I will do that well. I have also restocked my favorite protein shake (BSN Syntha 6 - Banana) and I will be taking that at lunch time to increase calories and protein levels. I will continue to eat 5 times per day and avoid sugar as much as humanly possible... until the treatment of prednizone is done and then I WILL not eat sugar - period!

So, that is the plan for the week... here are the stats from my legs and back workout this weekend:

Calories: 413
Avg HR: 117
Max HR: 159

IT was an awesome workout and even on the meds I still have sore glutes... so those muscles were seriously working!

Make it a great day! Keep pushing play friends...


Laura said...

Take it easy girl... You have such an amazing outlook on everything! :)

As a wise woman always tells me... Make it a great day!!!

Betty Ray said...

Be careful. Rome wasn't built in a day so they say. :) I'm still here with ya whenver you need a pick me up. Plyo tomorrow and I'm still sore from last week's plyo.

I agree with Laura. You have a terrific outlook on things. I don't think I could do whatyou do!

Gaspegirl said...

Thanks girls... I am still taking it easy because I have not fully recovered but tonight is Chest and Back and we are Bringing it! I will have to double up one day this week to get all six in... thanks for your support!

Make it a great day!

Mommy Moxie said...

I saw your post title over on the SITS page, so I stopped by; boy, am I glad I did!

My grandmother, mom and aunt all had or have lupus. I recently tested positive for the antigen, so I figure it's just a matter of time before it starts manifesting itself. Therefore I need to start taking better care of myself to delay the onset, and P90X is one of the workouts I've tried. You've given me the courage to keep going at it-those are killer sessions! I'll be sure to follow you to keep track of your journey and progress.


Anonymous said...

You are my hero! So positive, so beautiful and so courageous!

Scrappytbear said...

it must be interesting to learn to tailor your workouts to your abilities :) Remember your health but push it teensy bits; this is how we get better right? Im so proud of you!

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