Workout Today? Yes/No
Planned workout today? Yes/No
Planned meals for today? Yes/No
Followed plan for meals? Yes/No
Healthy food choices today? Yes/No _100___% (__6__ out of 6 meals) *skipping meals denotes unhealthy food choice
Enjoyed my family today? Yes/No
Succeeded for school today? Yes/No *school does not start until Sept 10
Except for the fact that my hip is absolutely killing me today, it’s been good fit/health-wise. The hip does impact the workout however. Anyone who’s had to work around pain understands that one. Pain in general causes the heart rate to increase that much more easily, causing one to become winded before they normally would.
On the good side: I did 15 full-body pushups today without needing rest, but the next two sets of 15 were kneeling. I also did “modified chinups”: using a close-grip bar on the lat pulldown machine, then pull the bar towards yourself as though you are doing actual chin-ups. If you can do it without actually sitting on the seat, it helps to activate the core muscles more. I was able to go up to 80 pounds doing 3 sets of 8 reps. Usually when I try to do pull-ups/chin-ups, I do eccentric ones where I jump up then lower myself slowly down (4 seconds or so). I can do 1-2 full chinups without support.
My hubby and I had a long conversation about my hip yesterday. He in fact believes that hormones may be playing a large role in how well my hip operates, as well as in my moods (getting depressed or emotional). Since I’ve been on the pill for 3 years now, and have not progressed as I would like to in the squats/lunges/needing hip replacement areas, he is blaming that. So, anyone else have that experience (the pill affecting something, then going off it is like a godsend in that dept)?