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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Working to my strengths

Some things are fairly random in my life – the time I finish work for example.
Others are fairly consistent – the time I get up would be one of those.
Some parts of me are also fairly consistent – I hate getting up early.
But sometimes one need overrides another.

I am about to start trialling taking my ADD meds twice each day rather than once.  Apparently it will help me sleep better and wake more refreshed.

So as I need to develop a consistent core strengthening and yoga routine, and as my evenings are too often impacted by work, I have come to the reluctant conclusion I need to start a morning routine.

My plan is to get up at 6am instead of 7am which allows time for a proper routine and perhaps even breakfast and makeup!
This is a work in progress, depending on muscle soreness, time required etc, but my initial plan will be:
  • Core work: Monday to Friday
  • Yoga: Monday to Friday
  • Situps and pushups:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

If time is tight I will do yoga Tuesday and Thursday only.

In addition to the above, I saw a new physiotherapist today.  With her I will be starting pilates (with machines as well as floor work) to really work on my core strength.  I am not sure how regularly I will do pilates, but it will likely replace the core work I do at home on those days.

As far as my eating goes, I am trialling a reduced milk protein diet.  It appears my stomach aches are not related to dehydration.  My doctor suggested they may be milk protein intolerance related (I am not lactose or fructose intolerant).  As a result I have dramatically reduced the chocolate and cheese in my diet and switched to a protein tolerant milk (must get my calcium!).  Already my weight is dropping as a result.  I am 200gm above the 88.8kg last recorded and my approach to recording my progress is to only record the downward parts of my journey so a new number will hopefully appear soon!

4 comments:

anne h said...

Interesting to take the meds twice a day!
Hope that helps you sleep better at night!

cmoursler said...

I hope it all works for you. I am soooo not a morning person. lol.
Your workout regime looks fab. I only record down weights as well...what's the point of doing otherwise. It's not like you want to record the up ones. wrong direction.
good post.

Andrew Opala said...

have you tried any natural sleep "helpers" like melatonin?

this has helped many people that I know.

The workouts look great, once you make them into a habit you will go leaps and bounds to a new self!

Fiona said...

Thanks Andrew - oddly I never thought I had trouble sleeping, just that I was not a 'morning person' but last night I felt like I tossed and turned yet I woke up feeling fabulous!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Working to my strengths

Some things are fairly random in my life – the time I finish work for example.
Others are fairly consistent – the time I get up would be one of those.
Some parts of me are also fairly consistent – I hate getting up early.
But sometimes one need overrides another.

I am about to start trialling taking my ADD meds twice each day rather than once.  Apparently it will help me sleep better and wake more refreshed.

So as I need to develop a consistent core strengthening and yoga routine, and as my evenings are too often impacted by work, I have come to the reluctant conclusion I need to start a morning routine.

My plan is to get up at 6am instead of 7am which allows time for a proper routine and perhaps even breakfast and makeup!
This is a work in progress, depending on muscle soreness, time required etc, but my initial plan will be:
  • Core work: Monday to Friday
  • Yoga: Monday to Friday
  • Situps and pushups:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

If time is tight I will do yoga Tuesday and Thursday only.

In addition to the above, I saw a new physiotherapist today.  With her I will be starting pilates (with machines as well as floor work) to really work on my core strength.  I am not sure how regularly I will do pilates, but it will likely replace the core work I do at home on those days.

As far as my eating goes, I am trialling a reduced milk protein diet.  It appears my stomach aches are not related to dehydration.  My doctor suggested they may be milk protein intolerance related (I am not lactose or fructose intolerant).  As a result I have dramatically reduced the chocolate and cheese in my diet and switched to a protein tolerant milk (must get my calcium!).  Already my weight is dropping as a result.  I am 200gm above the 88.8kg last recorded and my approach to recording my progress is to only record the downward parts of my journey so a new number will hopefully appear soon!

4 comments:

anne h said...

Interesting to take the meds twice a day!
Hope that helps you sleep better at night!

cmoursler said...

I hope it all works for you. I am soooo not a morning person. lol.
Your workout regime looks fab. I only record down weights as well...what's the point of doing otherwise. It's not like you want to record the up ones. wrong direction.
good post.

Andrew Opala said...

have you tried any natural sleep "helpers" like melatonin?

this has helped many people that I know.

The workouts look great, once you make them into a habit you will go leaps and bounds to a new self!

Fiona said...

Thanks Andrew - oddly I never thought I had trouble sleeping, just that I was not a 'morning person' but last night I felt like I tossed and turned yet I woke up feeling fabulous!