Monday, August 9, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Well, last week I shared how reading a post on Money Saving Mom helped me identify something that had changed in my attitude and approach to eating and "splurging". I tried hard this past week to put things back into the right gear. I had a pool party, family wedding, family picnic and more than a couple of meals out over the past week, but I am glad to say that I reported a weight loss at my Weight Watcher's meeting this week. It wasn't a big loss, but it was a loss. Not only was it a loss, last week I weighed in before dinner and this week after, so it makes it even a little bit better.

I tried Jillian Michael's Shred DVD out last week. A friend had lent me her copy to try, so I squeezed it into my regular workout routine. I think I could enjoy it as a short workout option, for those days where I don't have a full hour or more. I might try her 30 day program after I finish P90X this time. See if it makes a difference - besides, isn't that part of the P90X philosophy - muscle confusion.

I had planned to return to P90X, recovery week of Phase 2 this week, but yesterday at some point, I must have sat or moved or stepped or done something that has my right quad (lower portion only) in pain. I can't decide what it is. It hurts to bend it. I have been trying to stretch it all day. When I have been doing a lot of walking, it feels better, but once I am sitting for a little while, it gets really tight and painful. I'm not really sure how to handle it. I am thinking I might try the X Stretch workout tomorrow, just to see if I can through a series of different stretches, make a difference. If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to do. thoughts?

I am ready to face another week and hope to be successful again in obtaining my goal of moving in the right direction.

This post shared at Mamavation Monday, which is sponsored by Lori @gutimom. She is giving away lots of different Avon products and I am entering for a chance to win by linking up this post.


kia said...

Muscle confusion = o.k. however overuse is not good. Good luck with your leg. Be sure to RICE it (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and if it gets bad you know to see someone. I love P90X and can't wait to get back to it (only 8 weeks post-partum... still too early for me). Well have a great week and I hope your leg feels better. Oh yeah, congrats on the loss!

Roxy said...

I've heard so many good things about p90x. Is it really difficult? I'd love to give it a try.