First time feeling discouraged…

Completely Overdue for An Update…

I apologize for being MIA recently. As it happens I got the flu right as I was coming back from Florida and proceeded to be completely knocked out in the days that followed. Today is the first day that I am actually feeling more like myself (minus some coughing that is just refusing to completely go away.)

I feel absolutely awful that I have not been able to work out since before going away on vacation. On Sunday morning I couldn’t take it anymore, and even though I wasn’t feeling all that great, Mike wanted to go to the gym so I figured I’d go with him. I mean I’d be fine as long as I focused on weights and not cardio, right? WRONG. I’m not sure if it was the lack of exercise over the course of 2 weeks, the illness, or both, but I had no energy at all. Weights I was able to manage with no issue before now had me panting after a minute, and once I started panting, I found it harder to breathe, and once it became harder to breathe, I started coughing and just could not stop. I think I managed to last about 15 minutes before I just threw in the towel.

Read More »

I’m Back and So Not Ready…

Sorry for the delayed post everyone. My return back to New York did not go quite as I planned. Florida was wonderful and warm and our side trip to Disney was truly magical. As we were nearing the end of our vacation, I actually began to look forward to coming back and starting my workout regime anew now that I had seen that the weather in New York had jumped up into the 60-70’s.

A day before we were set to leave I developed a cough, not terrible but definitely irritating. It only got worse the next day (I felt so bad, I was the person on the plane no one wanted on cause I couldn’t stop coughing, despite all the cough drops I was popping). And by Tuesday I’m pretty sure it had all developed into the flu. My body ached everywhere, my coughing was non-stop, I had no voice whatsoever, I was so cold all day long even though I was wearing long pajamas, a robe, and 2 blankets, and I had a fever. And it was 70 degrees out. So much for getting out to enjoy the warm weather….

Read More »

I’m Going to Earn My Body, My Way

So here I am. It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting on my flight, with an hour to go before reaching the sunshine state…and God knows I could use a little sunshine since winter weather has returned to NY. But I digress. We have business to discuss.

The Measurements

Once again, Saturday morning has come and gone and that means it was time to check to see what progress I was able to make (those of you that remember,  there was absolutely no change last week.) Well I am happy to report that some change has at least occurred once again this week.

Read More »