Friday, March 02, 2012
This morning I was pretty irritated that I'm back up to 159.4 when two weeks ago I was at 157.1. I crunched the numbers and I should either stay the same or have lost weight but I haven't. I busted my plateau at 160 and finally got below and now I'm stuck again. So I was a bit annoyed and figured maybe I'm retaining water since my hip flexor is still sore. I got a muscle relaxant and that's helping a lot but I can only take it at night since it makes me so drowsy I can't function.
Anyway, so we start the workout with step ups, squats and sumo squats and my hip is hurting a little but as we go it gets better. By the time we're done with the workout the hip feels GREAT! No pain as I walk and it's still better even now. I joked with my trainer that I should just work out constantly and it won't hurt then. :)
For part of the workout, he had me doing knee lifts on the Roman chair, then crunches with an 8 pounds medicine ball on the stability ball, and then elbow planks. Mind you, I have never been able to hold a plank for too long - I think 30-40 seconds maybe....I did 6O SECONDS ALL THREE TIMES! Okay - that made me feel SO much better! My abs are obviously getting stronger and that's an awesome non scale victory! So happy!
Add that to the mask fit where they had to search for a smaller mask and my pants getting looser and that means I'm doing pretty well even though the scale doesn't show it. So I choose to be happy and focus on my NSV's and the weight will eventually come.