Monday, January 24, 2011

Working Out Again...Starting over Again...

I have decided not to bore all of you with my positives for each day, but I still write them down.  It does help me realize that each day has something to be grateful for, even if it is small.

On other fronts, I am consistently working out each week.  I am now two months into a strength training program that I do 2-3x a week.  I never thought that I would be doing assisted pull-ups, dips, overhead presses, squats and a range of strength and core exercises.  I hope that this helps me to keep my strength up, even though running has not been going so hot.  I also started back to indoor rock climbing.  The only sport where you feel every bit of lost strength.  Paul and I climbed yesterday and I assumed that with all of my strength exercises  I would be bounding up the 54 ft, 10 ft pitch indoor wall...ha.  I was so pumped (a term climbers use for when your muscles turn rock hard and your veins poke out from exhaustion), but it was good.  I was happy to get a chance to do this again.  Paul was feeling pretty weak as well, so at least I could not blame it on the MS, it really was just not climbing recently.

I have not gotten into the pool in a while and I won't until my rec center starts their triathlon training March 7.  At this point I am trying to stay above the dry skin that is caused by consistent 0 - 20 degree weather and chlorine just adds to the dry skin issues, so I am happy waiting out until winter is almost done.  I have my bike on a trainer and have managed at least one workout a week...not great, but I have a hard time motivating myself on something that keeps you in one place.  ;)


Have Myelin? said...

Okay, you are doing what I SHOULD/NEED to be doing.

Motivation escapes me though. I can tell my physical health has declined and I know I can improve it.

Hmmm....I'll watch from the sidelines another month.

Seriously though, I am impressed!

Bibliotekaren said...

I'm reminded to get back into daily gratitude journaling. I do a brief documentation of events / symptoms for the day at bedtime. Then to balance that, I used to write down at least five things I was grateful for that day. Think I'm going to start doing that again.

Oh yeah, chlorine - yuck. I recently discovered a salt-water non-chlorinated pool when visiting my parents. Can't swim for very long now and don't kick much. However, it made the whole experience so much nicer -- no head fog or rash afterwards.

Enjoy the wall.

Have Myelin? said...

I keep coming back to this post... trying to get motivated. Again. LOL.