I am ready…
My body is ready!
There is no more pain that feels like its ripping my leg off.
Dammit, I’m tired of feeling like crap!
So after some long lecture from my doctor I jumped right back into my routine.
I did my research.
Read a whole lot while fully resting. Did my physical therapy, did the swimming part. Avoid sitting down for too long. Even took a whole month out of work to rest.
Contacted some fitness experts asking for advice.
Some never reply – hey they are famous – I get it.
So when Laura London took her time to actually wrote back and letting me know she got my message on Facebook and will reply soon? I was uber happy! She’s not only awesome but she is genuinely sweet!
Armed with her suggestions, the list of stuffs I compiled online, doctor’s advice. I know my body is ready.
I am ready to get out of the root.
People thinks I’m crazy. Heck, my own mother can’t stop lecturing me. One of my aunts wanted to confiscate all my workout clothes because she said I shouldn’t workout anymore. Don’t worry, as much as I love her I told her flat out that I am not quitting.
Few days ago I stumbled on some old pictures that I haven’t seen in ages and seriously it made me realized why I don’t want to give up. I have come so far! I’m not willing to give up!
On Saturday I got my body fat measured – caliper style – which is more accurate than the online version. I’m on 23%. Not too bad considering I was 22% by September. After over a month of no workouts, eating a bit off the tracks plus quit smoking, surprisingly my weight linger around the same number 61 kg (134 lbs). The biggest changes in my body would be in how I feel (endorphin makes you happy!) and how my mid section looks like.
What they says about abs are made in the kitchen is so true! I let my clean eating slides. I ate a little too much of deep fried foods – hey those shrimp crackers are delicious! – munch a bit too much chocolates. The results? My stomach feels and looks flabbier than they were before. Sigh.
Monday morning came and to me it felt like Christmas.
I strapped on my heart rate monitor. Laced up my shoes then hit play.
Chalean Extreme…I am back! Granted, my back caused some delay in finishing these DVD but I couldn’t be happier to be back.
48 minutes of Lean Phase 1 (the third month) that kicked my ass.
Laura London taught me to respect my injury and work around it. To listen to my body. To use good judgments. Chalean Extreme do a lot of squats which I love but unfortunately that is one movements that I have to stay away from for now. So instead of squats, I modified them by doing standard curls. I modified some other moves that put strains on my back.
With modifications I still got a good workout, burned pretty good calories.
As I’m typing this, I could barely lift my arms over my head. I am that sore! The lunges hurts my quads, hamstrings, and glutes in a good way.
Ah, how I missed those delayed onset muscles soreness.