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Quick Keto Update- video

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Day 1 DDP Yoga- OMFG

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I started DDP Yoga today (actually, been doing the Diamond Dozen ‘how to’ vid for a week prior) and it KICKED.MY.ASS.

I have a bad back and am in need of getting stronger.

Here is an inspirational video by a handicapped veteran who lost over 100 lbs and learned to walk again using this program:

I am not as bad as this poor man and need to lose only about 30 lbs.- if he can do this, I have no bloody excuse why I can’t.

I did the Energy workout, which is basically the entry level workout. It’s only about 24 minutes long- I only got through 1/2 of it and my ABS ARE BURNING, 2 hours later!

This program is amazing! It’s like a combo of yoga, isometrics, and pranic breathing- but without the New Age B.S.

Definitely NOT your mama’s yoga.

I will be updating as I can… my kid’s at the age now where getting on the laptop is a rarity.

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started yoga 2 days ago

I have been slowwwwly trying to strengthen my core and back muscles again since my back procedure. I am not a fan of pain pills, even if my doctor like to prescribe them to me like peanuts.

No thank you.

Started yoga 2 days ago- the first day I was only able to do 12 minutes! My body was SO stiff!
Tonight I was able to complete 20 minutes, with a toddler crawling over and UNDER me.

My back (knock wood) feels FANTASTIC even with the little bit I’ve been doing. It’s encouraging me to add a morning session to my practice. I am hoping to be able to eventually be able to do Buti Yoga when I am strong enough.

I have Comcast, so I ordered a monthly subscription to Gaiam TV, which gives you loads of yoga/workout videos to use.

I also have a gym membership that I paid a year in advance (for the entire family). I don’t use it, because I have no one to watch the baby when I go. It’s open 24 hours, but by the time someone is home to watch Maisie, the last thing I want to do is drive across town to go to the gym.

Working out at home appeals to me.

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GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BAD BACK: Buti Yoga *IS* Happening Starting Today

largerI have to do something about this bad back of mine asap- which means starting to work out again. Buti Yoga appeals to me. I had a 30 day membership after Maisie was born, but I was still unable to really do it due to my c-section and health at the time… but I think now I can begin.

They have a ton of free workouts on YouTube right now, which I will use first before I restart my membership with the site.

I still have 30 lbs of baby blubber to lose…

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After A “Certain Age”, Babies Are Hard On The Back… Now Three People Have Their Backs Out Because of Maisie!

Last week, I was taken by ambulance from my living room to the ER.  My back spasm’d and went out.  I have L2-L4 issues and a possible herniated disc.

The ER docs immediately injected me with valium, morphine, and toradal.  I went from shrieking pain to La-la-land in a matter of moments.  They sent me home with a few prescriptions for pain management and instructions to contact my primary care doctor.

Now I am facing months of physical therapy and pain management, which I am not doing well with.  I also *HATE* pain meds. Anything that makes it hard to poop and makes one forget chunks of time is NOT ok with me.

Yeah, pain meds DO ease discomfort, but I am already an exhausted Mombie as it is. My inner control freak would rather opt for bouts on my Teeter Hang Up and visits to my chiropractor.

I need to do yoga STAT, but have to wait for an okay from my doctor.  At this moment, I am not supposed to lift her, nor bend/twist for SIX FREAKING WEEKS.

Not going to happen… impossible.  I have a 10 month old baby who is going through her ‘separation anxiety- mamamamamaaaa!!!’ stage.

Fast forward to this week:

The good news is that I am feeling much better, with occasional doses of meds-lots of inversion table time- and bed rest.  The bad news is that I had week-long family visiting from Houston, TX and one of them put THEIR BACK out picking up the baby.  They’re on their way to the airport in Chicago as I type this and I feel horrible that they are in so much pain.

Also, my ‘manny’ (yeah, had one for the last five months) ALSO put HIS back out this month from picking up my little beastie!  He is better, but has occasional issues and will be leaving some time this month for must needed rest and relaxation.

I am hoping to get my back and core back in shape so that I can handle this baby alone when the help goes. In the meantime, I have been lifting her/carrying her occasionally.

Unfortunately, she has to learn to be put down more. It’s a process…