Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Trying to get back into it...

It is pretty difficult to jump back into a regular exercise routine when you go from nonactive to active to injured and back to active.  It is so easy to fall into bad, old habits: not working out everyday, watching too much television, eating too much food.  Needless to say it's been a bit of a struggle for me to get back into a good routine.  Two weeks of "lazing" around waiting for a sprained ankle to heal has definitely set me back quite a bit. My ankle is pretty good right now.  The bruising and swelling are pretty much gone and it doesn't get sore from a day of walking around any more.  I may still need to take it a little slow and cautious but there is no doubt that I am ready to start jogging again.  The fact that I miss running is a good sign- I want to get back out there, I want to get off my tooshey, I want to get back on track.  That makes me think I am going to get through this bout of injury/nonactivity/laziness :)!!

Ok- I know this is like the 5th or so time I've changed my blog layout in the last month or so but this should be it for awhile (I hope).  There are just too many options out there and I get bored a little too easily.  I like playing around with different backgrounds but it can also be a bit overwhelming (and annoying) to have so many choices.  This one felt springy and summery so I think it will at least get me through to the fall :).  Please check out my sidebar for current giveaways- there are a couple ending in a day or two so if you haven't already jump on them :).

I ordered the P90X program and it just arrived today (haven't opened the box yet).  I am excited and a little nervous to try it out.  I have heard and read some great reviews about it so I believe you can get results but I am nervous that I am not quite in shape enough to get through it- I've heard that it really kicks your butt (and from people that are already in pretty good shape).  Well, I am going to give it a try but if anyone has any words of advise please share.

Happy Hump Day and Have a Great Week!!

7 comments:

Liz said...

Good luck, hope you get a good run in soon.

Erica said...

ohhh man p90x is awesome! I just started this week! Prepare to be ripped!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

P90X is hard core. And really taxing. Definitely take the fit test before you start! Good luck!

Genesis said...

i like the new layout...

good luck with P90X. I want to try insanity :)

funderson said...

I like it! Green is good

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh p90x is a seriously good workout. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it since I hate lifting weights...actually I'm posting about this tomorrow :)

Julie said...

I am glad that your ankle is feeling better. You are right that sometimes when you have time off...it is hard to get back in the swing of things. The good news is that you are itching to get out there agin:) Hopefully you will be running before you know it! Have a great weekend!