Saturday, January 21, 2012
This morning I woke up in a lot of pain from the workout I did on Thursday. Oddly enough, I woke up yesterday feeling just fine, but by the end of the day, I could feel my muscles getting tight - especially if I sat for more than a few minutes (and my job is mostly sitting). So, instead of doing a really difficult workout last night, I did some Pilates. I really enjoyed it, and I felt better, but my muscles kept tightening up if I sat down.
So, I knew this morning I was going to wake up hurting, but I wasn't quite expecting how much. I decided that instead of doing one of my normal workouts, I would wait until this afternoon, and my kids and I would go to the preserve that's about a 10-minute walk from my house. So, this afternoon, we set off. The first 50 minutes that we were out, I made us walk briskly, without stopping, so that I could get my workout in, and then the last 55 minutes, we took it leisurely and stopped to take pictures when we saw something we liked. So needless to say, I'm a bit tired, and a bit sore, but I am happy because I found a way to workout without being in too much pain. It was low-impact, but I knew I was doing something good for my body.
I'm kind of worried, though, that I won't see any weight loss this week. Ok - yes - I've been cheating a little and weighing myself almost daily, but I'm bummed because my weight has been about 1-2 lbs higher than it was on my last weigh-in. But I've done EVERYTHING right this week (for the first time ever!!). I didn't overeat. I ate in my range every day. I made sure to get all my fiber, and all my carbs (and not TOO MANY) and all my protein (though I did go over slightly a couple of days on this one - surprisingly). I worked out like I was supposed to. I didn't eat things I shouldn't.....so...I'm going to be a little bummed if no pounds came off this week because I really worked hard.
We'll see. I'm trying not to put too much stock in numbers. I feel good. My clothes fit better. And so on and so on and so on. But it would be so validating to see those numbers fall too. It really would.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, though, I'm going to put it out of my mind and focus on continuing to make the changes I need in my life.
Until Next Time,