Saturday, August 15, 2009

muffin top prevention

the indicator pants are back!

and they are not indicating as i wish they would. it is not really a problem because i had to purchase all new pants last year when i lost (too much) weight. and not on purpose.

but now (now!) i am not feeling too comfortable with the tautness of my denim and i am really adverse to the idea of buying new pants as soon as the autumn returns in full force (or when it dips down under 10 degrees in august!! which is totally normal.... seriously, canada).

i have picked up my running again and can safely and (relatively) comfortably head out for a 8km without concern, but this past week i felt a twinge in my knee. and anyone who runs knows that a twinge in the knee is the last thing you want to feel. and it has continued to get worse and after an examination by a certified medical professional, it seems that i need to strengthen the muscles around my joints and do a lot more stretching. having to stay away from the running has meant that i have taken my bike out and will need to diversify my fitness activities.

as i have always believed that september long weekend is the true new year, i am planning on starting (or revisiting, as it were) some other activities that will do well to keep me healthy and with any luck, prevent me from having to go out and buy new jeans...

i am prepared to find and start attending a yoga class in my new neighbourhood and have the number of a trainer that i will call with my inquiries about how it all works, including how much motivation costs. gyms have never really been my thing, but maybe i can still get those killer arms that i have always wanted with a little support from the professionals.

5 comments:

riena said...

Knees.. bigger pants? That is quite a decision. I might choose a little bigger pants. Little being the key word here. Just a little advise from someone with sore knees.

k said...

ah the indicator pants. i know it isn't necessarily a fun topic, but it was definitely entertaining!

lu said...

i am hoping not to have to decide between healthy knees and new pants with a little break from running, some more stretching, and getting back into yoga. here's hoping...

Sara said...

you know what is funny. the last time you talked about the indicator pants was just after the "new year". i think that is a good sign it truely is the real new year.

my advise is to take it easy on the knees and maybe keep the runs at 8 km for a while and/or try something new. i can tell you from experience that painful knees are not fun...and then YOUR sister may make you run 3 hills and a gazzilion km's just to make matters worse!
but probably not, because i would never do that to you, unlike some sisters...

lu said...

so you're saying you want to go for a run?!?!