Starting fresh today

So I’ve been stuck weight and inches wise for a while now.   It’s been almost 10 weeks since I lost any inches and my weight has been bouncing around in no pattern at all.  I know I need to revamp my food plan.  So that’s what I’m doing.  As of yesterday I am following this book:

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I really like his approach to light a fire in your metabolism.  He emphasizes lots of lean protein, lots of veggies and cycling good carbs.  You have a high carb day followed by a low carb day.  Still trying to get all that figured out but I have a decent idea of what I need to do.  He does not rely on prepackaged foods and says only on occasion to have a protein bar or shake if you are on the go.  Also wants you to each every 3 hours.

I also noticed that I’m not putting any new stuff in my journal.  When I do that, I do well because it motivates me.  I just filled up my measurement chart so I needed to make a new one.  I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.  Again, not motivated because nothing is changing.  I printed a new one out from now through mid-September and started putting races and other stuff I have planned.  That makes me happy 🙂  Also I’m going to find some new motivational stuff to put in there too.  I’m a motivational junkie LOL Found this one today 🙂

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Ok, the update you have all been waiting for – my hip.  Went to physical therapy on Thursday.  Immediately she found a major but easily fixable problem.  I tilt my pelvis back too far.   There is too much curve in the small of my back and I push my butt out too far.  Pretty much is comes from being pregnant and having a big ole belly (I was all baby, I’m 5 foot 3 inches so I have no where for it to go but out).  First homework assignment was pelvic tilts.  You ask “what are pelvic tilts?” Well here is a pic for you.

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Once a day I am to do 10 holding each one for 5 seconds.  I am also to work on standing with a neutral spine. Well within the first day (Friday) I was sore on the right side and if I let my butt stick out too much it actually made my back hurt.  Still feels weird to stand in neutral spine position but it’s getting better.  Yes I’m doing what I am suppose too.  I go back on Thursday and will get more exercises to do.  I am taking a break from running for probably 2 weeks and then we will see.  My PT did tell me that they will want me to run to see how it feels but it is fine to take a break.  I’m swimming twice a week now and getting on my bike.  Both of those exercises don’t make me hurt.  I will check with my PT on what else she is ok with me doing.

Lastly, I went on a 10 mile ride yesterday with two wonderful ladies.  It was cold but we had a great time.  One is just getting used to her bike and needs all the seat time she can get.  The other is coming back from an injury (unrelated to the bike) and needed a good easy ride to get her confidence back on the bike.  Mission Accomplished!!!!

Plan for the week:

Swim: Tuesday and Friday

Bike: Trainer on Tuesday or Wednesday and ride on Sunday??

PT: Thursday

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