It’s been almost 2 months since I one, started a whole food vegetable based diet and two, injured my elbow and wrist. As far as the diet, I’m proud to say that I feel very good not eating beef, eggs, dairy, pork, or chicken. I enjoy eating natural organic fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and more. I’ve tried more foods and recipes that I never even knew existed. I spend way more time in the kitchen experimenting and enjoy it. I’ve liked every thing new that I have tried and found a new love for curry, tofu, garlic, kale, chia seeds, oatmeal, beans, and the list goes on. I haven’t lost weight, but definitely feel lighter. And my cholesterol level is only 110. That’s pretty awesome. Actually, all of my labs were perfect, including vitB12, and Vit.D. I’m pretty happy about that!!
My husband, though, is still not interested in my changes and thinks I am crazy and needs psychiatric help. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with my new diet and rarely will even try anything I make. That kinda makes me sad.
As far as my elbow, it is getting better. I did go to therapy and they gave me a few exercises to do and it’s gotten stronger. My wrist still hurts when it is hyperextented, meaning I still can’t do pushups, at least not on my hands. I have been slowly getting back into lifting weights, lightly. Starting with 15 reps of 5lbs xs 3 sets of the main groups. Bicep curls, chest presses, shoulder presses, triceps extensions, and rows. I will continue to increase the weight a little at a time, because I don’t want to reinjured myself. I have definitely lost some muscle tone, and really want to get it back, but not enough to hurt myself over it.
I am also trying to get back into the running thing but I just can’t seem to progress in that area at all. I think its mainly because I don’t have the time. Most runners and running programs recommend running 4 days a week, but I’m luck to be able to do 2 days a week. Mainly its hard because I can only use the treadmill at work, after I have worked for 12 hours, which means I don’t get home until after 9:00 at night. Then my husband gets pissed at me. When I want to run outside, on my days off, it’s been crazy weather or my husband peers that I don’t. He gets upset and says I’m just asking to get hurt. He still thinks running at 40 years old is stupid and dangerous to my health. He won’t read the studies that say how healthy it actually is. What do ya do?
Right now I can’t even run for a whole mile without stopping to walk. And if I try to run at 6.0 mph, I can’t even run for 2 minutes. It takes me about 40 minutes to run 3 miles. That’s pretty slow, I think. And to think I’m going to be able to run a 1/2 marathon in September?? Yeah, stupid me, signed up for the Airforce 1/2 Marathon. I’m going to try a 5k into 2 weeks, but thinking that I will do poorly. I wish I had more support from my husband, or anyone else that I know for that matter. I want to go run right now, but I know my husband will not want me too. Gonna try to go anyway, wish me luck.