I pulled a muscle in my butt. Well, likely it’s a hamstring, but whatever. My butt hurts. It was right at the beginning of the Level 3 workout on the 30-Day Shred. Yes, I’m still doing that. I find that it fits really well into my day, as I’m working from home all the time now, but I can’t take an hour to go for a run in the middle of the day, I need to stay nearby. 20 minutes of working ultra-hard seems to do the trick.
I’ve also added an evening walk to the mix. My husband started a new job in the city, so I walk to the train station in the evenings after work to meet him and walk home with him – bonus, we both get a walk and some fresh air that way.
And I started using MyFitnessPal again. I tried it out last year and found that it had some definite downsides for someone with my personal mental quirks and metabolism. But, I’ve been tracking with pencil and paper for about a month now, and I don’t always like to have to carry around my little book, so I thought I’d try the online version again (I’m always near my computer or smart phone – tech industry, you know), and see if I could tweak it so that I didn’t fall into the mental traps I’d fallen into before. Mainly, I’ve customized my calorie target for each day to try to get it to something that will actually maintain my weight. I’ll see if I can customize it to not show how many calories I have left each day too.
Finally, I’m considering signing up for the Jillian Michaels online program. I know, I know, celebrity trainer, blah blah, BUT I find that I really like her workout DVD and I can’t seem to find what one would do next after I finish the 30 Day Shred program. Mainly I want to get more workout DVDs from her because I really like her style and attitude. I guess a better option right now, since I can’t decide, is to go back and start the 30-Day Shred program over and do the advanced moves on everything. I can get at least another month out of that before I have to do anything else.