I was just going to title this Getting Better, but the Beatles song came into my head. Let me be clear, I am doing well with my health journey. I’m down two pounds from last week’s check in, but I’ve been having trouble in my hip.
Last week, I had a bad hip flare in the acetabulum joint. The pain was bad, but it only lasted about 8 hours. However, the tendons and muscles around it haven’t stopped being inflamed. The pain there comes and goes. It isn’t debilitating. I have been able to run and do yoga.
Let me be upfront and clear right here, I’M NOT A BEACHBODY COACH. I like their workouts but I think that a lot of their supplements are way over priced and have no interest in buying most of them. Most of the reviews of Beachbody videos online seem to be from coaches. I can still say unequivocally that 3 Week Yoga Retreat, so far, has been a great program for me. My back feels better when I do it. I’m two weeks into it and I already feel some differences. I feel like I’m sitting with better posture. The first sessions, I could barely do downward dog. Now, I can do it for quite a few breaths and in the proper position. There are a lot of moves I obviously can’t do yet, but that’s why this needs to be an ongoing process. I plan on doing it every day until April. Then I might scale it back to a few days a week. There are also plenty of different other yoga programs on Beachbody, so I plan on having this as part of my regular exercise repertoire.
We also have been doing our Easy 5K with Joey Galloway. Since we are just starting we have chosen a walk 45 seconds/run 30 seconds ratio for our runs. This gives us a lot of time for our muscles to recover. Once we feel really comfortable with this ratio, we will change the ratio. However, this program works us hard without wearing us out. We also have been taking advantage of the running trails near us. Running in the neighborhood is fine, but sometimes you need a change of scenery.