A different type of binging

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Permalink

It’s the weekend here in Oz and time to focus on my other blog. My latest post is about binge-tweeting. So drop by and visit me at debbish.com.

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Yes indeed… food isn’t the ONLY thing I binge on. Limited access to social media during the day means that – when I do get on there I have to catch up on everything I’ve missed before it’s time to log off again. The similarities to restricted eating and restricted tweeting are kinda freaky!

In other news I had a much-needed remedial massage today and now have bruises all over the front of my legs and I suspect (if I could see them) my lower back and butt! I was a bit surprised at some of the bits that hurt: adductor, piriformis, QL (possibly causing my constant sore back when I’m in bed) and something on the outside of one of my hips; and those that didn’t – ie. my hip flexors. Plus there was a lump the size of a golf ball at the back of my left hip – the one that always gets sore and which I injured years ago. I’m hoping that – once the bruises and tenderness goes away – my body feels better. The therapist did suggest I get back into pilates… because of my flexibility and her releasing something or other, I need to be careful. Or something!

So, my plan this week is to skip the ‘cardio on my own’ on Thursdays and do pilates instead, making my weekly workout: Zumba; Cardio blast (mix of cardio and strength); Pump; Pilates; Circuit (cardio and strength).

While I’m blithering away about nothing, which I do, but rarely do (if you know what I mean) I was going to mention that I’m still enjoying my Friday circuit class. Yesterday only two of us turned up and the trainer had us working together. One had to row for 350m while the other did push ups and abdominal exercises and then we switched (three times in total); then one ran on the treadmill for 300m (200m for me cos I’m so unfit) while the other did lunges and shoulder presses and then we switched (three times); finally one did leg curls with the fitball and passed the fitball between our hands and feet while the other did 600-700m on the cross-trainer and we switched (three times). The 45 minutes flew by and it was a great workout. The guy there with me was a lot fitter, but the trainer cut me some slack, reducing my running time etc. I’ve mentioned before that we never know what we’ll get at the circuit class as it depends on who’s taking it and what they decide to give us.

And just cos this non-post is now longer than planned… it’s bloody hot here in Oz today; I’ve just driven my new car across town to visit my brother and sister-in-law for a ‘show and tell’; and I’m about to retire to the bathtub with a book, before settling in for a night at home with some fillet steak and potato and some champagne and / wine.

The End.

  • Julia
    February 18, 2012

    Ooof – I hope your bruises and lumps heal quickly!

    • Debbish
      February 18, 2012

      Thanks Julia. Had a bath in Epsom Salts tonight and hope that helps!

  • KCLAnderson (Karen)
    February 18, 2012

    Wow…the whole sore lower back while in bed thing? I have that too and a couple of months ago found an AMAZING massage therapist who is working all the same bits you mentioned…I’ve been going once every two weeks for about two months now and it has made a HUGE difference! And you know the post I just wrote about releasing emotions? I fully believe that there’s a connection between some of those emotions being held in my body and the aches and pains.

    • Debbish
      February 18, 2012

      Glad your massage therapist has been able to help Karen. It’s too early to tell for me yet as I’m sore (and bruised) from the massage. I will go back in a fortnight though, as she suggested that as well.

  • m3lly78
    February 18, 2012

    Good workout! It really sounds like you’re getting into a healthy groove.

    And I’m with you on the twitter obsession!

    • Debbish
      February 18, 2012

      I do feel like I’m into a bit of a routine on the exercise front – though I had a few things on last week which interfered with my usual classes and had to mix it up a bit. Amazingly I didn’t get too angsty about it!

  • EFT Jim
    February 24, 2012

    Dear Debbish,
    Thanks, on a related note, i have suffered from bulimia which after ingesting extreme amount of meals, i tried out to use laxative to get rid out all of the food that i have eaten. It happens to be been a 12 months… today on, i tried out to eat healthier and believe awesome about it and want to apply as it getting to be my routine. What I very worried about is once a 12 months of binging adopted by laxative abuse, can this produce form two diabetes ? I’m surely afraid… i have checked by glucose examination a thirty day period back and i’m free of cost from it but handful of days in the past, my fingers think numb… did i have diabetes ?
    I’ll be back to read more next time

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