Day 291: Transformation Journey – Defying Limitations

defy your limitationsThis sounds about right. It is still hard for me to believe that this time last year I COULD NOT MOVE! Really. My physical therapist was slowly working to release a pinched sciatic nerve and just standing was difficult. She would work to manually MOVE the vertebras in my spinal column. It was so disheartening because I had recently made progress in my weight loss journey only to have it sabotaged by an inability to move. This was not some bad knee or busted ankle, this was right at my CORE. The part of your spine that determines if you can support your weight or even propel your leg forward. I sunk into depression and ate junky food like coke and chips (as well as my healthy food when someone would cook for me) and did not move. (Definitely not the best move for someone with #PCOS or pre #diabetes.)

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217 days into my Transformation Journey

After my REST day (where I decided to move the furniture in my living room and home office, but that’s not important) I was still not feeling 100%… not like I was sick, but more like I was just worn out. Like my muscles were still stiff and sore. Like I needed another day of recovery. So, I chose to have an active recovery day today. Today I had an easy, office work day where I sat at the computer for most of the time, sipped coffee and Shakeology, and caught up on foodie articles. (and if you haven’t seen some of the GMO stuff hitting the headlines, you really should take a look). After rocking my baby to sleep for her nap, I popped in my favorite yoga DVD, Dynamic Flow Yoga by Chalene Johnson. This DVD is part of the Chalean Extreme Upgrade, and if you haven’t scooped it up, you really should. This disc gets so much play, I am going to have to ask for a replacement soon!

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DAY 42 of P90X3 Classic, Feb 9, 2014

DAY 42 of P90X3 Classicone more workout stronger than yesterday, thanks P90X3!

X3 Dynamix was so much harder today! I think my muscles were too stiff from the cold weather. I’m sure that means I really needed to do it. My abs and core are starting to feel a little more solid. I love my little girl, but her 10.5 lb self sure did stretch the heck out of me! And the sciatic nerve being pinched last March didn’t help either. Working my way towards greatness, one workout at a time!

 

Oscar, my Boxer Staffie babyI’m trying to get to the movies with my kids today, but I am going to grab a shake and hit the treadmill for a little walking/slow jogging while I am still in my workout clothes! The treadmill is my least favorite part … Continue reading

Yoga is Strengthening My Hip After Sciatica

Thanks Dynamic Flow Yoga!

listen to your bodyI love it when I go back to a workout and I am better than I was the last time! Such a great feeling. Doing Dynamic Flow Yoga is really strengthening and working my hip and inner thigh after a pinched sciatic nerve left me unable to stand on my own and put me in remedial physical therapy for 3 months! A lot of work to do still on my left hip and inner thigh, but progress is progress, and that is GOOD! HAD to FIGHT to get and keep the lunges on my left leg with proper alignment. Getting better! Take that, sciatic nerve!

-Billie Anderson, Florida Fit Foodie Mom!

 

Where Can I Find Dynamic Flow Yoga

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Dynamic Flow Yoga is part of the Deluxe Package of Chalean Extreme, Chalene Johnson’s AWESOME fitness program that helps you build muscle and burn fat. Chalene Johnson is an amazing fitness … Continue reading