I Am Still On The Wagon

I realize I haven’t updated you guys in forever. You probably think I have fallen off the wagon and started storing for winter. Well I haven’t! I admit that I feel like hibernating. I also admit to an increase in appetite but I have actually been pretty consistent over all. I haven’t missed any workouts. I have had a few off days with my eating but mostly I have been sensible/moderate.

For X-mas I got a large therapeutic exercise mat and I love it! The extra cushioning has really decreased the impact on my joints. The only problem I have with it is that the squishiness effects my balance. I finally got a set of 5 kg dumbbells which has really improved the quality of my upper body workouts. I got a lot of new exercise clothes. Hubbie found a Chinese site that sells for cheap. I admit I was worried about sizing but the mediums he bought are working and they really hold everything in nicely. I also got some ankle weights for my lower body workouts, I used them today actually and they really improved my burnout section. My legs are crying! I am looking to get a Fitbit Charge 2 watch but given the price that could be a long way off.

With my internship and my later workouts I do find I have less energy but my desire to workout is still strong. I have been maintaining weight. No gain during the holidays and I really can’t hope for more in the depths of winter. I am on this journey for life mind so for me this isn’t a diet or a quick fix.

I went to the outdoor gym/obstacle course with Isadora over the weekend. We tried everything we could in the kids and adult section. There were a few things we couldn’t figure out, actually 2 things. One was a walking platform that was extremely high up (I couldn’t even touch the bottom while jumping) with no discernible way to climb. A lot of the equipment was clearly designed with men in mind given the heights and distances. They had Olympic rings set very far apart (I am not that tall and I have short arms). The only way I could get from one ring to the other was to hurl myself lol I learned I could cross the parallel bars using just my arms but that I have no idea how to climb a rope. I have a rather severe fear of heights so maybe I was just paralyzed because I could hold on perfectly fine but I couldn’t get myself to move. The monkey bars were also really tall and let me say I looked like a corpse with rigor mortis crossing them, super slow, no body movement except the minimum one needs to extend an arm. Being its winter the bars were so cold I wish I’d worn some sort of workout gloves.