Yep, I've got control issues!
Did affirmations last night and throughout this morning, though not while brushing teeth as scheduled. The post its fell off the mirror, so they are on the rim of the bathtub, which isn't right in front of my face, so I forgot. My DH doesn't want to tape them to the mirror because of the residue tape can sometimes leave. I disagree, but I don't mind trying to find another way that suits both of us. He's thinking it's a good idea to tape them on some cardboard that I can then prop up against the mirror. I think I might manage to overlook that, but I'll give it a try so that if it DOESN'T work, I've got "See? Toldja it wouldn't work!" rights. After all, as a therapist, I would certainly prefer that my consumers (the new term for "clients"--hate it) try something before talking about why nothing will work. (OK, nothing will work...so why are you here?)
I'm pissed because my shoulder hurts. I worked out my upper body today, and prior to this, my shoulder felt almost recovered. None of the exercises hurt my shoulder in and of themselves. But now it's hurting worse. I'm angry that one thing after another keeps happening to my body FOR NO APPARENT REASON when I've got stuff I want to do. I was doing so well for a few weeks, and now this! My foot still hurts, though I think I've found some knots near my heel that I can perhaps massage out. I did this a bit in the shower for as long as I could take the pain. I will do some more with lotion tonight.
My workout took too long. I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to do my weights...thought it would take about 45-50 minutes, but it took a good hour. So cut 5 minutes off cardio so that I could thoroughly roll and stretch.
pushups on medicine ball, alternating arms (WUx15 bent knee pushups, then 2 sets of 10, 2 sets of 8 on ball)
barbell 21-style curls (WUx21, then instead of 21s, did 2 18s and 2 15s)
bench press (WUx15, then 4x9)
hammer curls (WUx15, then 4x9)
incline press (WUx15, then 4x9)
shoulder press machine (WUx15, then 4x9)
decline oblique crunches (4 sets to fatigue)
Cardio: bike intervals, 20 min.
35 min. roll/stretch
Total: 2 hours, 15 minutes
I think I will switch to machines instead of free weights for the bench and incline presses, because loading and unloading the bar, as well as adjusting between sets, takes quite some time. I know machines aren't as good as free weights, but the alternative is to shave sets off. Although I guess that's a question: do I need to be doing this many sets? Is it possible I'm making myself more vulnerable to overuse injuries this way? Is it so necessary to keep the total workout volume the same when reducing reps per set? Realistically, although 4 sets of 9 and 3 sets of 12 have the same # of reps, the 4 sets take longer because of walking between stations and setting up for the 1st rep. Any thoughts? I probably should post these questions in another forum.
Yesterday's food (1783 cals):
FF multigrain bread, 1 slice
flaxseeds, 2 T
Clif builder's bar
beans, 2 oz.
edamame, 1/3 lb.
beans, 2 oz.
edamame, 1/3 lb.
leafy greens, 1/2 lb.
med red bell pepper
onion, 1/2 medium
Hi-Lo, 1/2 c
The clothes washer is misbehaving, and I don't want to have to put something ELSE on the damn credit card. Grrr. I JUST WANT EVERYTHING TO GO ACCORDING TO PLAN AND BE UNDER CONTROL!!! I want to learn from these lessons the universe seems intent on shoving down my throat, but I'm too busy trying to deny they exist.
Hopefully, tomorrow I will be in a better mood and pain-free.