Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crazy Busy

I was so busy yesterday that I didn't even get a chance to update my blog! I was on my feet from 4:00 a.m. and didn't stop until 11:30 p.m. Within that time I managed to get my morning yoga and core work in, plus a body balance class, and then finally a CrossFit session.

I'm glad I'm getting my yoga and core work done in the mornings but it seems like once the day gets started, it's can be difficult to fit it in. Today's active workout has been more of a make-shift workout. I really wanted to make it to the gym for some cardio, but the way my day was unfolding, I knew it wasn't going to happen. I settled on a quick stairs workout instead. I haven't run the stairs in ages! It really tired me out. It was just enough to get my heart rate going and work up a good sweat.

My calves have been unusually sore recently and I think it's because I've gone back to work and been spending extra hours on my feet - in my 4-inch heels (not wedges, proper stiletto-esque heels). It's the only thing different in my routine - walking up and down several flights of stairs plus the few hundred meters to and from class plus standing and walking around for the 2-hour lecture period of my classes ... I'm not counting this as a workout. I'm just noticing that there's a bit of extra soreness that I haven't felt in a while. I'm not giving up my heels (I've already sacrificed my nails and the smoothness of my palms) so I hope my calves adjust soon!

Everything is going well in terms of the Whole Life Challenge. I have to say I've surprised myself so far. Dropping sugar, grains, starches, dairy, as well as all processed products is a lot to do overnight -- but I did it, and I haven't strayed.

To be honest, it hasn't been hard. All I've had to do is take a bit more time (though that can feel like an obstacle at times) and be more conscientious of what I'm eating -- that's the whole point, isn't it?

Anyway. More on that another day.

For more details on my Whole Life Challenge progress, check here :)


  1. I've never been good at wearing heels. I would kind of wobble around which is not attractive.

    I'm glad you're doing well on your challenge. :)


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