Saturday, September 26, 2009

What's Going On In Your Life?

I guess by now you're probably tired of me saying that my life is crazy right now. But just because my life has been crazy doesn't mean that I haven't continued living a health and fit life style - it just means that it's been harder for me to find time to blog about it, or even look at anyone else's blog for that matter! I guess I have a lot of catching up to do.

Here is what's going on in my life right now...

We are building a new house:

I have offically signed up for my first 10 K (6.2 miles), so I've added more running to my weekly training sessions.

I have stuck to P90X, which I love. It's hard, but I love it. I'm currently at week 9. It's funny to see on the weeks that I weight train (which is 3 weeks in a row) I gain 2-3 lbs. During my recovery weeks I drop back down to 129 lbs again. It just goes to show how much I'm working my muscles! And even though I haven't lost any weight while doing it, I've lost at least a 1/2 inch everywhere on my body.

AND I can do 1 pull up for the first time in my life! I know 1 is only 1, but it's better than NONE!


While training with P90X I have developed an injured shoulder. I can still use it, but it pretty much aches all the time. It's hard to lift weights with it, but I can still do things like pushups and tricep, bicep work. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a rotator cuff issue.

And then, as fate would have it, I took a little trip down some stairs.

Not by choice! I was carring a cup of coffee and my purse and a book getting ready to call some patients for work. When I slipped. I can remember it like it happened in slow motion. My feet went out from underneath me... I physically saw both of them in the air. And since my hands were already preoccupied the first thing that hit was my back. I immediately realized I couldn't move. My father in law came running and tried to help me when my back went into spasms and I felt like someone was stabbing me repeatedly. I called my husband who called a close friends who was a Chiropractor. I was told not to move (which I couldn't anyway due to the amount of pain I was in) and to call an ambulance. Being the stubborn and strong willed person that I am I was determined to try to stand up instead of calling an ambulance, but once I moved an inch it sent my back into spasms again with me screaming!

The ambulance was called and I was taken to the ER. They did a CT scan. It showed no fractures, but it was very inflammed. I have bruised vertebraes, bruised ribs, and possible hairline fractures on my ribs (which they can do nothing about.) I am extremely sore and feel like I've been hit by a truck. The hardest part is not being able to pick up my own kids.

I'm so glad that nothing was fractured. My friends and family rallied around my family and I and prayed. I have never been more touched in my life. By the time I even got out of the Cat scan 3 of my best friends were there, and that's not to mention the many other friends and family that were praying for me.

It could have been MUCH worse. God was on my side. I also know that being in shape and working out the way I do helped to protect my body. Who knows what I would have done if I had fractured my back.

So... that's what I've been up to. Leave me a comment and tell me what's going on in your lives right now. Are you busy? Are you keeping up with eating healthy and working out hard?


Dani Joy said...

All I can say is WOW right now. I am speachless. of course I will pray. I hope by now you are feeling better. I had no idea. Girl, I will be praying fervently for you to heal all the way. Praise the Lord you didn´t break anything.

You are doing so great on your fitness journey. I pray this doesn´t set you back too much.

I am sure you will have to arrange your eating appropriately not to eat the same amount as when you were working out heavily. I know that´s one of my problems. I want to eat the same amount even on the days i don´t work out. which is only one now.

I have continued on with Jillian´s Dvds. After the 30 day shred as I had posted I lost an inch all over. The Metabolism boost fat burn dvd is great! a 40 min. workout that incorporates high cardio and some strength. I alternate this one with the other dvd Trouble zones. which is a lot of strength training and toning.
When I started these I saw a drop in weight. I am now down to 134! Not far now. Thank you for your constant encouragement!

You are looking so good! and it´s living proof to me that even after babies we can have our bodies back.

Again .. want you to know I will praying for your full healing.
A big hug but not tight. :)

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Oh, sweet friend. I'm so sorry about your spill. I fell down the steps in a similar fashion this summer. It did not send my back into spasms (I had that happen in high school and I ended up in the ER too), but I did have the largest, ugliest bruise on my butt that I've ever seen.

I never did start P90x. I really don't think I can do such long workouts with Elliana right now. I decided instead to get a gym membership. They are opening up a new gym near the kids' school. It will give us a nice place to go when it gets cold.

I'm almost done with a 40 day fast I've been on (spiritual reasons). I'm only eating fruits, veggies, beans and nuts, water and tea. I lost 5 pounds immediately, but I'm losing muscle. Wednesday is my last day, and I'm ready to get back to some more balanced eating and exercise.

I'm excited about your house!!!! And you look GOOD!!!!!!

Love you and miss seeing you around!