Tuesday, February 12, 2013
5:30am my alarm goes off. NOOOO!!! I'm tired & I can already feel my arms & upper body are sore. It's swimming day & I don't wanna go!! pout pout!! I laid there for 15 minutes & decide ugh...just go. Besides if I don't go, I know all day I'll be thinking...I shoulda went. So I made a deal with myself...just go & do 500m.
So I got up & decided to weigh myself...WHAT WAS I THINKING??? It went up 4 pounds from last week. WTH!!! Ugh! Yeah now I REALLY WANT to put on my bathing suit. pout pout! But I sucked it up & put my poor swimsuit on.
I get to the pool & it's busy!! So I waited to ask if I could share the lane & started swimming. On a positive note..months ago, having to ask if I could share a lane would have terrified me. Now it's no biggie, so that's a positive.
I decided I was gonna take it easy since I did alot yesterday (H*ll class, 6km run & 1km walk). So decided on 50m with 20 sec breaks. 400m in my arm started tweaking out. It was sore in class yesterday half way though my last circut. Now I feel it in the same spot whenever I bring my arm out of the water. I swam a few more laps & decided it's time to finish up. So I swam 100m with the board for cool down & decided to try 1 more lap without it. Nope it's sore, so I wrapped it up. No point in continuing & really hurting myself. So not a great workout..but at least I tried.
Today was my first physio for my left hip. I've been having issues with tightness & soreness for, well when I think about it...probably years. I felt weird going because it isn't anything MAJOR. But the foot doctor insisted I go as he said my hip was tight & I needed help with stretches.
So she went though everything & it turns out my left butt muscle is weak. Oh & she doesn't like how I walk. I asked if this is why my leg & ankle get sore/fatigue fast. Yup!! She taught me how I need to walk & gave me a couple of exercises to do everyday to strengthen the butt muscle. Ugh! She told me that by doing these exercises it will help with my running. Well, when you put it that way...WooHoo!!
The only bummer about the appointment...from all the moving around, poking, stretching & such..I've had a cramp on the side of my left butt cheek ALL day. It's literally a pain in my butt sitting here. Ugh.
The positive of the day...after seeing my weight (which I'm wondering is because I had more sodium than usual yesterday). I decided I need something super heathly for lunch. No sodium..so I made up a salad with peppers, cucumber & quioa. I made a HUGE bowl, so when I get home late I have something ready if I'm famished. That's a big step for me because before I would have said screw it & ate crap food thinking why bother.
In the end...even though I'm having an ugh kinda day. It's alright because tomorrow I can look back at 2 huge positives. I still went/tried swimming & I didn't let the scale win.