Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Things on the Horizon

A package was delivered by the mailman today...it's the Dish's new meds. He'll start LDN tonight! The only side effect that he may encounter the first week is vivid dreams or nightmares. Today may be the start of good things for him. I'm tweaking his diet just a bit. The doctor recommends the SWANK diet which is an MS diet. Basically a diet low in saturated fat and red meat...high in veggies, fruit, lean protein and whole grains and good fats...olive oil, nuts, etc. I'm really hoping that the doctor can convince him to start getting some exercise. Because he has such a physical job, he's too tired to workout when he gets home BUT that doesn't mean he doesn't need it. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I know I can get him to at least take a bike ride with me!

This morning I interviewed a personal trainer! I've NEVER trained with a trainer before. I intended to interview a few trainers but I really liked her and she has such similar health views as me such as nutrition, weight training and yoga. PLUS she is funny and we were already laughing and joking around BUT she knew how to get us back on focus too!

I, of course, went back and forth in my head as to whether I should even spend money on this as with the way the economy is going, I feel the need to be frugal. But then I thought, this is an investment in myself. I NEED to lose more weight and I am stuck. I'm only going to train with her twice a week for a month and then assess it from there...both financially and how I progress.

I've been doing the fitness thing for so long by myself and the trainer was very impressed by how much I know, what I eat, how I workout, etc. I just need some fine tuning and to kick it up a BIG notch. I'm sure I have not pushed myself to the limits. Sure, I made great progress with lifting weights and I workout to a good sweat and feel like I've done something. But to really push it...I really don't know how to do that. So what better way than to try out a trainer? At the very least, I want her to check out my form...why lift if I'm not doing it correctly? She is also going to make cardio fun! huh? Plyometrics, kick boxing, circuits...oh my!

I start this Thursday!

Other good news, with the Recovery package, I am being swarmed with consulting requests! Wow! That's a good thing...I'm going to need the work to afford the training. Seriously, I feel very blessed.


Cin said...

Sounds so exciting!! Good luck to your hubby and you both:) Love ya! XO

Cin said...

P.S.I just got a wonderful birthday surprise from you in the mail just now!!Thank you so much:) You are the sweetest!! XO

Chris said...

Sent you an email asking about the meds. So happy to hear! Let me know how he's doing and good luck with the trainer! Bet you're sore today!!!


Raechelle said...

I really hope the new meds work out for you guys. My husband suffers from epilepsy (adult onset-it appeared shortly after we started dating! hmmmmm.... ;o)
and I know if they came up with a med that did a better job-we would be onto it straight away too!

And bravo with the personal trainer! Way to take the bull by the horns! If you don't have your health-what do you have-right?! And she sounds like a keeper ;-)
take care!

Tim said...

Hope the new meds work out, Linda. Good luck to you and your hubby.

Btw, I've got a new place now. I ditched my last Url and started over. Stop by when you have time. Would love your input.

God bless.
Tim aka Timbook2

Kathi said...


I must have missed this blog!! Great on taking the next step to healthy and fitness by investing in a trainer. I started training with a trainer a year ago and it was the best thing I ever did. I am in the best shape of my life. It is well worth the money in my eyes. Let us know how it is going I would love to hear about it.