Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thanks for the awards! and Fighting back (Jennifer)


I would like to say thank you to Lesia, Dawne, and Bob who all gave me awards.  These are some of my favorite blog writers and I was so honored to get an award.  So thank you! 

Today I decided (thanks to Jen and Lesia's comments yesterday) that I was not going to sit back and let this ankle get the best of me.  And this is exactly why blogging is such a wonderful thing for me.  There is always someone who can put something into a different perspective for me, or flat out put me in my place.  I am counting calories to the very best of my ability.  And, today I went to the gym and did some weight training.  Usually I do my cardio and then weight training.  Today I skipped the cardio and hobbled around from machine to machine and attempted a workout that I was capable of for today.  I didnt have that sweaty accomplished feeling that I get from cardio but at least I am not giving up on me.  This is a journey regardless of what is going on in my life.  There will always be obstacles and even more excuses, and it is up to me to find a way to fight back...every single time.  If I dont then I will end up back at square one like all the other times when I came across a road block, which seemed to be all the time.  But that was the old Jen, and the new Jen is really learning to deal with things differently.  And let me tell you, things MUST be different because I got to the gym this morning only to realize that my gym bag with all my necessary *stuff* was still about 20 miles back at home in our other car.  So...it was a perfect situation where I had a choice to make.  Either I go back home and let that obstacle get the best of me, or...I could go home, get the bag from the other car and go back.  And that is what I did.  Even though I knew I couldnt do a  normal workout I didnt give up.  And for that I have to give myself credit because my mind was really in debate mode.  Was I a bit cranky over it?  Yup, no doubt.  But 75 miles later I fought back and beat my obstacle. 

Hope you all are having a great day.  Oh, I decided to hold off on the dr for a bit and give my ankle the full 10 days before going to see the dr.  I am sure it is not broken so I will try to wait it out.  You all know how much I dread dr visits....

8 comments:

Jen said...

If you don't mind me saying... your ankle sounds nasty... and possibly a torn ligament or something. Go get it checked!

Karen said...

I was thinking the same thing...get it checked. I know you don't really care for doctors but I'd get it checked, just in case. You don't want to do more damage. Don't make me tell you a true story about what happened to my dad after letting an injury go thinking it'll get better on its own. I know nobody likes to go to the doctor only to be told "you're fine." But what if something is wrong? It'll be easier to fix sooner than later.

dawne said...

The book I'm reading - Eat Clean! - says that weight is 80% nutrition, 10% Training and 10% genetics! Even with your bummed ankle, you still can control 80% of how your body looks! Fight back Jennifer!!!!

Cozy in Texas said...

Good for you on persevering but I'm with the others - get the ankle checked. My ankle was fractured a couple of years ago in a very similar situation to the one you experienced. It may seem okay but you may need support for it to heal properly. Did you get on the Jillian Michaels web site (30 days free access) There are some good recipes and tips on there. Thinking of you.
Ann

Lesia said...

So proud of you and GET THAT ANKLE CHECKED OUT!!!!

Laura said...

Great decision making!!! Now you can do another good one and see the doc! :)

Jen said...

I have read that weight loss is 80% eats and only 20% training, so get your eats under control and you can still be successful even if you have a bum ankle :( Hope you heal fast!!!

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

99ToGo said...

You overcame some big challenges to your workout and still got there. I think that's the kind of grit it takes to really move past the junk that keeps us heavy...

I hope your ankle is feeling better very soon, so you can get back into the sweaty cardio workouts that you like!