Siobhan, I agree - very primal
I am excited for tomorrow afternoon. I started doing some kettlebell work through a guy who had done the qualification with Pavel for those who know what I am talking about. (RKC) But we never had enough money to continue and then we moved out here and my chiro told me to quit all exercise for a while. That was over 2 years ago and I had decided, a while ago, that I just didn't totally agree with him and I wanted to explore my options for exercise again. I am in dire need of some help to get going and then I came across an offer for a voucher with a local guy who is an RKC and is also certified in Functional Movement Screening. Long story short - I spoke to him the other day and I have 3 hours of free consult and training and then I can see if I want to continue with him. This just seems to be such a cool opportunity - I already have the kettlebells needed to start out again and he can help me start out really slowly and carefully. He will also help me with weak areas and poor mobility. So the first session is tomorrow afternoon. Will report after that ... I am hopeful ...
Part of me feels so trapped in this body of mine - I have been primal for about 18 months now and I am still very overweight and struggling with my health. I get a bit jealous of people who are able to just drop all those unwanted pounds without any great contortions or counting calories and being super careful. But I just have to remember that I am on a journey to health and hopefully all the supplements and good food will eventually lift me out of the pit of obesity and ill health. I have upped my dose of iodine to 12.5 mgs as I have the lower concentration of iodine and was taking too small of a dose. I just want to be healthy and energetic again. It seems to be so long ago that I felt good and was able to do all those lovely fun energetic activities.
On the bright side, I bought a little massage tool made of wood and have been doing some deep tissue massage on my left leg. It is incredible the improvement in the pain in my Achilles tendon. I have so many extremely painful spots all the way up my leg and it doesn't take much to really feel it. But I felt almost immediate relief this morning when I spent about 15 minutes working on it and it didn't cost me a visit to the massage therapist. (and I didn't have to deal with PTSD after the torture session either!!)
I was not sure how often I should do it - but I figure if I do it every couple days and drink lots of water and take Arnica I may see some real changes. Sometimes I wonder how on earth I got into such a mess physically ... I mean, why have such excruciatingly painful spots all up and down my left leg? What is that all about? I know - stress, sugar, stress, lack of sleep, stress, toxins
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 222.2 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs
"You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."