Thursday, April 01, 2010
Finally, I'm back on the South Beach Diet and feeling better already. For some odd reason I could not persuade myself to start eating only the good things and stop with the junk. But Sunday a friend persuaded me to go to a weight training class with her. It turned out to be an HOUR long and pretty much a boot camp class. But fun. However, I have this self-competitive thing going on and would not make myself rest when my legs turned into wet noodles. My friend (who is very fit and has taken the class but not with this trainer) said, "This is HARD!" so that made me feel better. After the class I told the instructor that, yes, I enjoyed the class and would be back, I began to wonder if I could make it out to the car and home. For four days, I could hardly use my legs - it was beyond soreness. I had to walk sideways down stairs and sitting down was slight agony. I was so disgusted with myself I began to eat South Beach-style again. Some weight lifters I work with told me "don't stop now! Keep moving. It'll get worse if you don't [they were right!] and eat bananas or things with lots of potassium - it's lactic acid. The potassium will help get rid of it". I did and today, the 4th day after, my legs woke up feeling pretty normal. I'm also on the South Beach (so drank low sodium V-8 instead of the bananas) and I believe I saw the scale inch to the left this morning ever so slightly and my pants definitely feel not as tight. I will forge on.