Well this is a perfect time to plug her workshop coming up in August; Look and Feel Younger Longer. This is going to be a 5 day tele-summit running Aug. 4th-8th. I believe its $49.00 for the entire series. A steal! Get to her website; www.appelbaumwellness.com. and sign up.
This last week got me a little frustrated. I again upped the weight I'm using on my workouts and didn't feel anything after BUT...I do notice that my arms are looking a bit better, I'm stepping up much easier than before and my foot isn't bothering me nearly as much as it was. All of this is great however, the freaking scale isn't budging 1 centigram. I know this happens, everything is going well and nothing, or even worse an increase on the scale. I know it. Doesn't mean I have to like it and I don't. I know it'll suddenly just drop. It always does but it doesn't change the fact that it PISSES me off when this happens. Nothing I can do about but keep on keepin' on.
This is a phenomena that happens to many of us and the point where many people just give up because they base ALL of their work on the scale. Not good, folks. Many other things are going on on this journey. You could be gaining lean mass, which is everything but the fat which I prefer to call fluff, and losing inches rather than weight for the moment. Check your nutritional habits. Have you been partaking in a bit more high-density carbs or sugars than usual?
Don't give up on yourself. It'll happen. Don't base all on the scale. We can't help but want instantaneous results but it just doesn't work that way. At least not healthfully. so, be patient. Look for other result factors such as; do your clothes fit differently?, do you notice some striation or "cut" in your muscles?, do you move better, faster, stronger, longer?
I only hop up on the scale during weight loss time no more than once a week. Don't get on the thing every day. You won't see anything much happen and that'll annoy you even more! Who needs that kind of aggravation? NOONE! So, screw the scale and keep working. It didn't show up over night and it won't go away overnight.
Putney got his walk already this morning. He was soooo happy, that is until I decided to take him to the groomers to get his claws clipped. I just can't do it. It turns into such an ordeal when I try. The groomers are so good with him so I don't mind driving over to them to have it done. They used to be right across the street but moved to a larger facility about 2 miles away. Yes, another place opened up where they were but when I find a good whatever-it-may-be, I stick with them. He got 2 "cookies" for being such a good boy when we got home. It really takes it out of him, poor guy. But he survived and is lying next to me on the tile floor as I write this. Love him.
As for stress, like how I worked that in?, I've been feeling some as of late and have been getting a massage every 2-4 weeks. Boy, I love massages. My masseur, Sergio at U Love Massages, has had to nearly pull my L shoulder off to get at the king-sized knot in it. Holy-moley! Serious pain in there, but after 3 massages, it's finally releasing and lessening. WOW!
I decided to buy another 5-pack of massages from him again and on my next visit, he's giving me a body wrap as a gift before the massage. I'm gonna be so gel'd out after that. I can't wait.
He works out of a salon named Xanadu on Grant, east of Alvernon here in Tucson in the back building. 520-256-0474. You can check it out on Facebook too.
Stress is nothing to sneeze at. It can jack up your hormones, cause you to hang onto weight, disturb sleep and more so you really need to try to find the source of your stress and take care of the issue.
Sometimes we can't control certain things or events in our lives and we allow them to just infiltrate our entire being. We need to find ways to "let it go," (Please don't break into song here.) Oh well, if you must, go for it. I'm getting better at trying to not take on all the evils of the world, in my own mind of course. I can't control nor change other people' s habits, actions or attitudes. But I can choose to let it get to me or just leave it alone and acknowledge my inability to change it and move forward. That it's not up to me to make everything better has helped reduce my anxiety levels. YAY!
Now, that all being said, I do speak up if I see something wrong going on. If you know me, you know. I just can't turn a blinds eye for some things. Hurting animals, people, ah no way.
Anyway, back to the subject of stress. Working out is a great way to alleviate stress. Boxing, dance, weights, cardio all different ways that can help release the hormones that'll make you feel better, and maybe enable to you to calmly "fix" the issue or come to terms with it. Maybe a fresh new take on the situation.
I had to go to traffic school for 4 hours this last week for the speeding ticket I received at the beginning of the month. Agh, what a joy. At least the guy was a hoot. He did make a tedious event go by faster than it could've gone. I'm so happy it's done & I don't need to worry about my insurance now.
Hmmm, time to get some housecleaning done before going to dance class, Moms' to do her pills then to G.'s and the pool to give her a pool workout. Another busy day, but that's how I like it.
Keep dancin', peace out