Today was a very busy day for me, making it extremely hard to do everything I set out to. Getting up early to accommodate my full day just isn't an option. I use to regularly live on 6 hours sleep, I would literally look at my clock in the morning and calculate if I got at least 6 hours sleep. I have tried to change that up a bit, since every expert talks about how important it is to get 8 hours. So I try not to get up without 7 hours sleep, 8 when possible. Being a DJ it is hard to get enough rest and I have become very comfortable staying up late at night. Tell me that's not going to be a problem at Fitness Ridge where your expected to be up and at em' at 6AM. (sigh)
With Fitness Ridge coming up quickly, and reading so much about the "foot damage" I realized I had to address my toe. (read blog toe vs vacuum) I went for an MRI today to see what kind of damage I have, and I am hoping for the best. I won't know anything more until the doctor calls. I have refused to let it keep me from getting in my daily cardio, so what I have an inflamed toe! Hopefully, he will say time will heal it. As I laid motionless in that MRI machine, I thought about the amount of people that must get MRI's that probably wouldn't need them if they only took care of their health. I have a bad case of "white coat" syndrome (as my daughter calls it). When I was a child I went through horrific painful test for months straight and to this day, I just don't want to be in need of a doctor. So getting on my healthy path, I can prevent a lot of that and hence not have to fear the "white coat".
Oh big news, I have bone loss in my gum line and it has caused my bottom teeth to shift. I am forced to get lower braces on my front 6 teeth for the next 6-8 months. I am pushing for it to get started now so that I can get a month of my braces wearing at FR. I told my dentist, put them on asap so that by the time I leave in April they won't be hurting. I told them I will be in enough pain in the month of April without having mouth pain too!!
My afternoon, which I like to save for my workout was instead used for my dog Cooper and cat Monet. I was at the vet for about 2 hours between the exams and shots they received. Needless to say I came home feeling completely out of sorts. My routine was shot! I ate my lunch, got my water and put on my sneakers.
I was feeling really sore in my joints because yesterday I pushed myself harder than ever doing 3 miles running, 1 mile walking at an 8 incline, followed by a 1/2 mile cool down walk. It seemed to keep my joints aching throughout today. I just didn't have my mojo today. I ended up walking for a mile and walking on an 8 incline for a mile. I kept thinking of The Biggest Loser being on tonight and that I would watch it while riding my stationary bike. I rode my bike a 1/2 marathon and called it a night. I didn't do as much as usual, but I believe my body was needing a break so I took it easier.
In conclusion, tomorrow calls for a lot of snow and the hubby was put in a hotel for 2 nights so he wouldn't miss the show. So I expect to be exercising not only with my cardio, but with my shovel!! Also, I put on a shirt today that I never wore because it was too small. IT FITS NOW!!