~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bad Knees and Evil Cheese

Hey that rhymes!

So this weekend I managed to do something to my knee. I think it was the over zealous BSSs on Friday! I am fairly sure that it is a case of tendinitis based on every thing I have read online. I have been doing the recommended stretches and it is improving greatly. I have also backed off of direct quad work this week. I have a doctor's appointment to confirm this theory on Friday. After he gives his verdict I will adjust my plan accordingly.

What sucks the most is that I am limited in my walking. Working out doesn't hurt and using the horrid Gazelle doesn't hurt but walking hurts. So my activity level is pretty low right now. Which of course is interfering with losing weight. Not to mention leaves me with a very cranky dog! I'm not sure which is worse.

I also think part of my weight stall is due to my cheese consumption. I have only recently starting eating cow's milk cheese and I am afraid it needs to stop. So I will be cutting my cheese down to 1 oz per day max and see if that helps. I am also going to log for the next day or two in Daily Plate and make sure I am still on track. I am not gaining so that is something but I am also not losing.

Yesterday's workout consisted of Plie squats, push ups, windmills and snatches.

Plie squats are hard. I did them with no weight since I was babying my knee. Maybe if my glutes weren't already fried from BSS they would have been easier. I really felt them in my glutes and inner thigh.

I was able to do a set of 5 push ups on the bench. That is up from 3 last week. If I can keep up this pace I might just meet my goal of 10 real push ups by the end of the year. I did 4 sets on the bench 5, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2 (A half meaning I got down but couldn't get back up!) and then I followed that with 3 sets on my knees 10, 8, 6.

I did Windmills and snatches as a circuit and that probably wasn't the best idea. I wasn't able to get in the right position every time for the windmill. Next time around I will separate them and do separate sets.

Today is active rest. I may do absolutely nothing. My legs are SOOOOOO tired! LOL But we got the replacement Wii Fit disk yesterday so I might play some balance games or something. I had plans of doing time on the gazelle but that will depend on how my knee is feeling.

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