Friday, May 22, 2009

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

I usually take Fridays as a rest day but since I missed training on Wednesday and I feel so "on fire" I set my alarm for 4.40am and did chest and tris before heading out for 30 mins of walking / jogging.

My strength wasnt good today and I failed on a few exercises before I made 12 reps. I gave it my all though so I cant ask for more. Then it was time to head out so off I went. About 3/4s of the way through I was running on a footpath (well lit) and stepped onto the kerb to cross the road. My foot got caught on the uneven surface and I went crashing down on my right side. My elbow took the brunt of the fall which of course meant my shoulder got a damn good jolt as did my upper back on the right side. My scrapes are minor as I was well dressed in thick layers. I have too many sore spots to mention and my right arm, and shoulder blade are very sore. Thank God nothing is broken as everything that should move, still does, albeit it not well. I suspect I'm not a candidate for osteoporosis (I drank milk by the gallons when I was young).

I struggled to get ready for work and WH convinced me that a day of rest at home was well deserved today .... and I've obeyed. I'm pottering around and practicing ambidexterity. I refuse to be beaten.

So I was downed this morning but I wont be "struck out". I've had a couple of hours of feeling sorry for myself and now its time to suck it up, remind myself of all the good in my life and put that smile back on my face. I've made a list of what I want to achieve today and its time to get cracking.

Cheers

Magda

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Ouch Madga, I hope you're mending OK!
I totally understand your low-carb conundrum. I was in the same place a while back and then Charlotte suggested increasing my fat macro to about 50%. Scales are still dropping and the brain fog doesn't exist. Might be worth a try.
I LOVE your new hair, you really do look younger and happier with it.

Magda said...

Thanks Michelle. I had done that though. My fat intake was close to 50%. I was eating tinned tuna and salmon packed in oil or if my protein was lean then I'd add 1/2 tablespoon of flax oil to each meal. I found it hard to keep my calories at a rerasonable level though and too often they were too low. Trying a variation on the very low carb approcah now. stay tuned.

Cheers

Magda

Frankie said...

Bugger. I hate that. You just get some momentum going and the frikkin universe throws one at you. Hope you heal quickly :o)

Hilary said...

Ouch!! That fall sounds nasty, hope you're feeling ok now.

Your new hairdo looks AWESOME!! I love the shorter look!

Hilary xx

Magda said...

Hey Frankie and Hilary,

feeling much better already.

Thanks

Magda