fitbattle #1181 (a long-term break from the treadmill…sad!)


It’s official…me and the treadmill are on a “break”.

After having to stay away for several weeks and then finally being reunited I’m now on an official “break” from the treadmill. Bob (physiotherapist) has once again banned the treadmill.

When I saw Bob on Tuesday I gave him an update on my treadmill experiment (starting slow, but apparently not slow enough). He did his magic to determine if the strength of my hip flexor had improved and the prognosis was “not enough” so “stay off the treadmill”…”it will only lead to more heartache (oh he didn’t really say that)”.

Anyways…I broke things off with the treadmill and we are on a “break”. I’m now fully committed to embracing my relationship with the stairmaster. I’ll be looking for a plan B for the days I just can’t take another minute on the stairmaster or I’m feeling bored. I’m planning on trying out more of the elliptical machines. There’s a few that I have not tried yet.

Bob also checked out the status of my rotator cuff which in the scheme of things, due to the pain I’m having in my lower arm, is more concerning to me. Upon further evaluation Bob determined that my rotator cuff weakness is more likely the result of a problem with my neck/rib area. So he did some adjusting (don’t you just love that popping sound when someone adjusts your back/neck?) and he felt confident that it immediately improved my rotator cuff strength.

Yep, my lower arm still hurts but I think it’s not as bad as usual. Tonight is upper body with Chris, so we’ll see how the pain is after the gym tonight. I’m going back to Bob next week to check in and for more treatment on the neck/ribs.

In the meantime I’m going to get over the treadmill and make peace with the other cardio machines and continue to work in the extra eleven phsysical therapy exercises during the week.

Have a great weekend! Kathi

Here are my daily nutrition stats for Tuesday through Thursday:

TUESDAY calories 1687 1425 + 262
protein 183 grams 150 grams + 33 grams
carbs 152 grams 150 grams + 2 grams
total fat 41 grams 25 grams + 16 grams
WEDNESDAY calories 1571 1425 + 146
protein 165 grams 150 grams + 15 grams
carbs 112 grams 150 grams <38> grams
total fat 31 grams 25 grams + 6 grams
THURSDAY calories 1496 1425 + 71
protein 149 grams 150 grams <1> grams
carbs 118 grams 150 grams <32> grams
total fat 30 grams 25 grams + 5 grams

Here are my other stats for Wednesday through Friday:

Workout WEDNESDAY…Morning…spin class
THURSDAY…Evening…legs with Chris.
FRIDAY…Morning physical therapy stuff and 30 minutes on the strairmaster. Evening…stretching and upper body with Chris.
Successes I’ve done well on carbs and protein all week.
Opportunities Calories a little high due to going out and consuming empty vodka calories. 😉
Need to watch the fat too.

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