charlie horse in the abdominal muscles? weird...
Monday, March 24, 2008
i had a very productive weekend & stayed within cal ranges, exercised a bunch, tried out my new pilates studio/teacher AND LOVE HER, stocked up on TONS of healthy groceries, batch cooked healthy meals for the week as my husband will be working most nights so i have lunches & dinners planned & starting off monday rested & feelin' pretty good. my pants are too big, again - [scale clearly didnt change but ahh well] - this pair is pretty new too so not sure whats up with that, but i'll take it! i really hate the look of "too big pants" though so it looks like i may need to go shopping soon & i feel lke i need some new workout clothes & definitely new jeans....also going for a haircut/highlight this week that is needed....ahhh, better check out that bank account!!!!
the strangest thing happened last night ~ 1am, I was woken up with shooting pains in my stomach. Not "stomach pains" like a sickness but more like a charlie horse in my stomach muscles. it is so weird & PAINFUL. it has happened to me once before and I think it is when I really work my core a lot for multiple days in a row (I THINK). I had a couple pilates classes, did some strength training and a new dvd that is called 'ballet conditioning' that clearly hit my core more than i thought. SHOOTING PAINS in my belly muscles....it was not fun. It seriously felt like a charlie horse in your calf that wakes you up in the middle of night and you cant release the muscle b/c it hurts too much but you have to b/c contracting it just makes it worse. Strange when its your stomach as i wanted to curl in a ball but they'd contract so then i tried to lay flat and it hurt so bad! Very strange. I got up and took some ibuprofin and fought through it for about 45 minutes. NOT FUN. My abs are sore today (they were sore yesterday from being worked but nothing crazy - i was wrong i guess). I wonder if it caused by not stretching them enough ~ I dont think it is lack of potassium as I track that with the nutrition tracker and have been 'in range'..so ??? but I hope after all that chaos, maybe my abdominal muscles will show more definition! Crazy thinking but trying to find something positive out of this experience.
Drinking TONS of water & eating a bunch of potassium rich food today. Workout is spinning & will let those abs rest today for sure!