Daily Archives: November 13, 2011

Thanks Starbucks!

Many many times I have wished for a caffeine IV that would start dripping caffeine into my bloodstream about 20 minutes before I woke up, so that I would jump out of bed raring to go.

Well, my friend YdM posted this pic on my Facebook wall, and well, looks like Starbucks heard me loud and clear.

Now, to whom must I address my request for a prescription? 😉

Back to the gym

I haven’t really had a decent work out in three months. I did start back at the gym last week, but only did elliptical. I started off gently. This week it’s back full force, the weights and exercising all the muscle groups.

I asked the surgeon what I can / can’t do. He did tell me that pretty much any exercise I do will affect my neck. It will hurt. Don’t push too much, but don’t be a wimp either. Listen to my body.

Well. Ow freaking ow!

Seriously though, I had a wonderful work out. My muscle tone is not that badly affected by my three months off, which is a relief because it did take me almost 6 months to build it up to where it was pre-surgery. BUT the doc was right. Everything affected my neck. Even sit ups pulled on my neck. I didn’t do as many reps as I had wanted to – I know I need to build up gradually, but I was not prepared for even the most benign of exercises to pull at my neck.

I will take tomorrow off or just do cardio, then back again to the machines and the weights. I need to be in fighting form. Being stronger helps me think better.

Off to shower and wait for the Advil to kick in. But, I am glad I am getting back into shape. I am taking care of me, as well as everyone else, and that’s so important.