I had a pretty eventful week of meetings that included a body scan and a meeting with my trainer~
I started with a body scan called physiospect and it looks like this:
You put these ear phones on and it "scans" your body. Here's what the Internet says about the scan:
The Physiospect, a noninvasive diagnostic and therapy treatment system,
using an infrared scanner and electromagnetic headphones, is the most
revolutionary computer programmed invention available in the world today
for analyzing and treatment of all the bodies organs and functions.
This device scans each organ or tissue on a cellular level.
It's pretty cool to watch as it beeps and flashes pictures that look like this:
Before the scan starts, you fill out paperwork that asks about your concerns.
Some of my questions and concerns included:
-why do I have ligament/tendon tears (2 rotator cuff surgeries before I'm 30 is unheard of!)
-why do I exercise a ton and gain weight?
-why am I tired. all. the. time.
After my scan was complete, he went back and rescanned my concerned areas. He said that overall, I am a very healthy individual. He gave me these vitamins to address my "problem areas"
Most of my problems are centered around how my body digests carbs and the types of carbs I eat. Sigh. I can't help it that I love carbs and not the good ones! He says that I should carb load with veggies (yuck!) and that I should try not to eat so many simple sugars and breads/pastas. Insert sad face here. I'm working on it, but it's a challenge for sure. When I eat so many carbs, I have an over abundance of acids which tend to "pile up" in my joint areas and my body breaks down faster than I can build it up which causes the tears. My fatigue comes from my blood sugar dropping though out the day, and the vitamins I got help me to maintain my glucose levels throughout the day. He also gave me a vitamin for "adrenal complex" to help me maintain levels.
After I left his office, I went and met with Matt from OPS to discuss setting up a training/speed plan for me to hit my 4:30 mark. He says we can get there, but that it's going to take lots of work. I'm saying bring it. We are going to do strength workouts Tuesday/Thursdays and speedwork Fridays. I had my first strength workout yesterday and I feel like I'm 80 years old. My butt hurts. Our circuit included:
band walks: abduction/straight legs/knee ins
lunges: lunge walks fwd/retro/sideways lunges
cardio: box jumps/quick steps/sideways jumps
abs: 6 inch holds/crunches/wipers/v crunches
No wonder I'm dying today, and I have a speed workout at 3:30. It's going to be fab! I guess:)
I'm planning on hanging out for most of the weekend and enjoying our warm weather...I'm headed out for my first trail run tomorrow with the EPIC running crew...is there anything I should know about trail running??
What are you doing for the 4th??