Shawna – On My Weigh – Week 11

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Coming off the triathlon high this week. I was feeling motivated to start training for my next triathlon, which is in August. Until I saw my physio therapist on Tuesday.  I was suffering major back pain for a couple days and her theory is I did something bad to it on Sunday during the race so she has informed me that I am not to run (because of the impact) or bike (because of the hunched over posture) for a couple weeks until it calms down.  I can still swim. Phew.  So now I’m forced to go hard on cardio to get my weightloss mojo back. I’m not entirely sure what has caused me to slow down, besides the collision.  I just kind of lost my motivation since the collision. I wouldn’t say I’m depressed, but I just don’t feel like doing anything. I have to admit, I AM in a lot of pain most days between my neck and my waist. So according to my personal trainer, I am to do the elliptical more. And as it so happens, he joined me this week during one of my elliptical sessions. I hate cardio. I really really do. It’s boring. I’ve tried it all…watching tv, reading, listening to music. Hell, the elliptical machines in my gym have angry birds and even doing that was boring. But I know I have to “suck it up” as much as I absolutely despise that phrase. But doing nothing isn’t going to get me results. So one way or other I need to get it done. You see, due to the fact that I gained a few of the pounds back that I lost, my trainer has challenged me. He’s going to be gone for a week and wants me to get back down to 268 when he comes back. Totally doable!  So I can’t just sit and wallow in my pity. So tomorrow (Monday), it’s back to the gym for me. I was doing cardio so often and I know I’ll get it back.

Thanks for keeping up with my weekly shares. I feel like I am not only letting myself down, but I’m letting all my readers down. So I am going to promise all of you that next week’s blog will have a daily workout check in.

Until next week, thank you for your continued support and thanks for reading my journey. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I knew I would have hurdles. And this is just one of those hurdles that I WILL get over.

Keep making healthy choices and maybe I’ll bump into some of you at the gym this week. I’ll be at Peter Hemingway at about 9:15/9:30. Maybe see you there 😉