Saturday, July 17, 2010

Arthritis Schmitis

Originally posted 5/10/2010

DAY 5!! I have been so energized over the last five days. The last thing I wanted to do today was work. I kept thinking about my workout this evening. Unfortunately, by the time I got Kaitlyn from the babysitter's, got home (went all the way around Leesville do to a bad wreck), and ate dinner, it was after 7 o'clock before I hit the track. But, I went full force.I've mentioned before that I have a few apps on my iPhone to help me along the way. My app that acts as a treadmill, saves every workout. I looked today at my progress, and I am walking each mile 3 minutes faster than I was 3 days ago. Which, of course, means I'm burning A LOT more calories.I almost lost my beloved phone this evening. =( I have it clipped to my side, and apparently there isn't as much there to keep the phone up. I had to adjust the phone to sit over my hip and pull the drawstring tighter. That's something I couldn't do last week.When I was in college, I was diagnosed with arthritis in my left ankle. This was the result of many, many injuries to that ankle, weak ankles, and being overweight. Go figure. Tonight, I was having a lot of issues with it on the track. I've discovered if I focus on something, I can ignore the pain. I was not about to quit.Here's what I've been having a problem with: Calories. I seem to go WAY under on the calories. But, I'm not hungry, so I don't eat more. Then, when I exercise, I go an additional 250-300 calories under. That leaves me about 600-700 calories under my target. I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do. Anyone have suggestions?I am still fully enjoying this. I just wish I had been this excited years ago!