Watery Wednesday

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Watery Wednesday
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Wed, 10-16-2013 - 12:12pm

Ugg it is raining and the temp is dropping. I knew this day was coming at some point but I just dread cold weather.

I got my hair cut off this morning and currently it is styled it up and it looks so nice. I can only hope I can do this myself come tomorrow. I have been wearing my hair up for weeks now because it looks so rough when down that I decided I really need to do something about it. It is shorter than I have worn for a long time so I hope I can still get it into a ponytail. lol

 I was going to jog then do Insanity today but not sure about the jogging with this rain. I may take it to the treadmill but not sure yet. My knees and hips hurt if I jog too much on the treadmill so I want to save it for must-do type situations. Does anyone else have pain issues with the treadmill? Do you think I need different shoes for treadmill running?

Karla
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 3:32pm

You generally can use the same shoes for the treadmill but it could be the treadmill.  Are you running on a home treadmill?  It could be that it's not as sturdy.  Usually gym treadmill surfaces are gentler on the body,

I had early morning clients, some advice clients. Honestly, I don't know why people see professionals when they don't want to change anything or listen. I gave someone a ton of advice, none of which he said would work (not because he couldn't but that he didn't want to, eg. eat vegetables, watch portions/starches, etc. ).  All of it was consistent w/ goals. I've had others, eg. wants to lose weight but won't change diet/exercise..  I don't know if they think trainers are miracle workers and just by showing up can make it happen or they want someone to agree w/ them that they're doing all they can.

I missed parkour today as a result but hopefully will get the silks.  I'm teaching dance conditioning soon and would love to give up this class.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 3:34pm

I couldn't tell you about running on a treadmill as I don't do it.  

I spent my morning "diversifying" my writing stuff and joining other sites.  Still no word about how long suspension lasts.  Feeling a bit grumpy about it but trying to get over it.  No workout today.  Going to see Gravity this afternoon with DH and OP. 

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 7:40pm
I mostly run on a treadmill at the gym, and I think it is easier because I don't change the incline...I run flat...jean, I hate when people ask whst to do, then don't do it. I work with computer programmers, and nothing annoys me more when I tell them to do something a certain wAy, they don't, and then report that it still doesn't work. My favorite person will come over and whisper to the offender....just do it her way, make it easier on all of us....I struggled with food, but I don't complain to my trainer about my weight when I know I am eating crap...change requires change...Gymrat, maybe diversifying will have some super benefit someday. I like to think things happen for a reason...very Pollyanna of me....jean, your suggestion yesterday of a video on'it gets better' for girls is a really good idea. I am thinking about what I want to do in the next part of my life. The schools in Boston are, with a few exceptions, not good, and I toy with the idea of finding a way to volunteer...of course, the FTC that I don't really like children could be a barrier....but if I could do something where people who did like kids did the actual interaction, it could work...I do think improving education solves a lot of other problems...I went to foam rolling and lifted for legs, did some abs. And my zuchini lasagna came out perfect. All the recipes I read said it could get soupy...I made it in a long baking dish., but I used 2/3rds of the pan, and just put a few zuchini slices at the other end. As soon as I toolkit out of the oven, I ladled out the liquid so it was a good texture. And the fact that I didn't put an egg in the ricotta and Parmesan didn't seem to matter. I am proud of myself...and I used the liquid to glaze a roast pork...I feel like Julia Child...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 9:10pm

"My favorite person will come over and whisper to the offender....just do it her way, make it easier on all of us.."

So nice to have someone like that in your corner!  I totaly understand (and go through it myself) when someone tells me they're trying to cut back on junk but it's another when they just give up and say they can't and yet want me to find a magic solution. 

Wouldn't it be reallly awesome for girls who are in high school to see what others say about how they felt in school? Especially if it shows girls who you'd think were beyong that, the ones you look up to.  And,the ones who went through being bullied and turned out even better, as a result.






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 9:30pm

Watery Wednesday here too but not because of rain...we went kayaking on a lake! My first time in a kayak, I'm not very good at paddling but figure it takes time. I don't think I'm a natural at any athletic endeavor so I have low expectations for my performance LOL. Anyway it was a gorgeous day, low 80s with slight breeze. Lots of birds to see and hear, very peaceful except for the occasional power boat on the lake. Afterwards dh and I went to lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant. I'm pretty sure my arms will be sore tomorrow or the next day.

Not a runner so no suggestions re: the treadmill.

Happy, I also believe that things happen for a reason. Maybe it requires giving up some control? And learning patience while waiting for things to boomerang back to us?

Gymrat, how can you plagarize yourself? They didn't want you to repeat content that you used in a different article? Hope the suspension ends quickly.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 8:00am

Kayaking is so nice and calming. I love being on the water.  






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 9:11am

They want every thing I create for them to be completely unique and not used anywhere else.  When I sent the wrong article to the other place, they posted it immediately so when this company did what's called a "plag search", it came up as pre-existing. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 1:16pm

Could it be that you're new and don't have a long track record w/ them yet?  It might be a "be more careful in the future" warning.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 9:46pm

When I first started working with my trainer, I told him I wanted to workout buT not work on the food. It didn't take long before I started to make changes on my own...my mantra was 'wouldn't it be easier to just not eat it?'. I made some connection beteeb the 30 minutes I had to bike to burn 150 calories and the 2 minutes it took to eat 200 calories worth of chips. But at some point I plateau'd and I asked him for advice. He started with 'eat breakfast' and 'make your own salad for lunch'. I told him I couldn't eat breakfast, it made me feel sick. I did other things and they moved me along, burst I plateau'd again, and about all that was left with breakfast. He finally told me that he didn't are if I three it up, to eat before I left the house...and of course, I ate and it didn't make me sick....but I a sure I frustrated him with my resistance....

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 8:32am

I get that some people don't like breakfast and actually don't think it's the end of the world, as long as the person doesn't overeat at lunch or feel lethargic. My daughter's normal schedule, if she's not getting up for school, is that she'd wake up at 11 and eat breakfast then. So, on a school day, if she doesn't eat breakfast, she's still getting her "breakfast" at her normal time. 11.  I've been thinking that I wake up at 4am some days and eat breakfast then. But, I could very well wait until after my clients and eat then, at 7am. I feel like I'm getting in an extra meal when I eat that early.

That said, I don't expect cleints to take everything I say as gospel and do it exactly. But, if I offer suggestions for half an hour and every suggestion is made w/ resstance, that's when I know I'm wasting my time.  Plus, someone who can't take responsibility for his/her actions ("Dinner comes prepped and ready to go so I have no control over portion sizes") will not make changes.  Saying you choose not to do something is one thing; saying you have no control over it is another.