Sunday, February 3, 2013

The month of January....

I guess a recap of the month would be a good thing. Overall, January was a good month for the nutrition side of things. I am still progress through the cleanse I started, working through with my nutritionist and several of her clients. Because of the on-line support from those people, I haven't seen the need to blog much about it. It is going well. I am in the middle of the vegetarian portion, six days where the idea is that you really give your system a break from digesting meat. After all the antibiotics I have had in my system over the last couple of weeks, I am working hard on upping my intake of probiotic foods. Right now, I am eating sauerkraut for breakfast. It's not bad. Of course, it helps that I grew up watching my grandfather eat sauerkraut on everything!

From a movement side of things, it has been a bit strange. I have been somewhat sidelined because of cellulitis on my lower right leg. It has caused me to sit around a lot with my leg elevated. For a couple of weeks, I did what I could. I swam, I rode the recumbent bike, I pouted! Yes, I pouted. My emotions ran amuck. All I wanted to do was sweat and feel like I was working out. Well, I slowly got over that. I did some sweating on the recumbent bike. I did a whole like of stretching and relaxing in the pool. I finally accepted it.

Once my doctor gave me the okay to start adding back in some activities, I was ecstatic. I quickly found myself on the stair climber at the gym, back in front of the heavy bag and swinging kettlebells. I am still not 100% and have to watch what I do not to bang my leg into any thing. Burpees for now are out (so sad - she says sarcastically). A lot of jumping is out and I am not yet back to running. Last night, I climbed stairs around the coliseum before a minor league hockey game. It felt good to sweat and do the work. I hope that I won't have issues getting ready for the climb on the 24th of this month.

I may have to reassess my goals for the year, but that's okay. I am fine with adjustments to goals. I am not going to let this beat me and be the reason I can't have a successful year.

Leaving you with one final thought


  1. Excellent attitude! You will go far with those beliefs.

    :-) Marion

  2. Here's to a trouble free February for you.

  3. I LOVE sauerkraut! It sucks not having 100% mobility. Wishing you a much better February!