Today was pretty good and I got my workouts done early again. I am rethinking buying 5 pound dumbbells since I was able to power through the dumbbell routine today using the 10 pounders I already own. I just feel like if I can do the workout with the 10 pounders, then I might as well challenge myself and also not have to spend extra money. I am surprised how much I like doing the weights, it's never really something I cared for before, but maybe it's just because I didn't know what to do so I kind of blew it off. Having a specific workout really helps keep me focused. The squats were actually not as bad as I thought they'd be, the thing that hurt like hell were the plank leg lifts! I actually had to take a break after 5 in order to rest in child's pose before I did the next 5. The donkey kicks aren't really challenging yet, but I'm sure they will be.
After that we took a break for lunch, then I took Molly for a walk. I was technically supposed to run, but I've had this nagging hip/lower back situation for about a month. Long story short, I have this sharp, pinching pain right above my hip in my lower back that makes it incredibly painful to sit. I thought that maybe it was just a situation where using my stick roller would help, but that only gives a very temporary relief. The other night I was feeling around and trying to massage the area that hurts, and there is a weird lump back there. Of course I'm immediately like "oh wonderful, cancer". I did some Googling and it sounds like it could be this thing called a "back mouse". Cutesy name, but the symptoms are definitely in line with what I'm feeling. I am going to get to a doctor to get it checked out, because the pain is definitely beginning to get worse. Anyway, that was a long explanation to tell you that I did a 3 mile walk today instead of a 2 mile run today.
Tonight we're going to see Wild and are going to eat at our usual little pasta place. I'm getting a different salad on the menu than my tuna/white bean salad. I'll still have some calories to burn, so maybe I'll add a cup of soup, or get a treat at the theater!
- Dumbbell Challenge
- 10 Donkey kicks
- 10 Plank Leg Lifts
- 50 squats
- 3 mile walk
- Breakfast: Burrito (eggs, chicken sausage, potato)
- Lunch: Hoppin' John and rice
- Dinner: Chicken and Artichoke salad from Pastini