Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Well in the 2 weeks since I found out I had a sprained/strained hip muscle, I have taken a break from working out. And it's KILLING me! I was told I could try doing a slow walk to stay active, but it was too painful. Even by the end of my 8 hour work shifts I was hobbling...and that was with occasionally getting to sit and ice it! However, it is starting to feel much better. I even went to zumba on Monday to give it a try. I only did it at about 75% of my normal intensity and some moves I just had to stay away from, but I made it through the whole 1 hour class! Hip was a bit sore on Tuesday so I'm taking another break for a few days, but it was worth it. It felt so good to get moving again! I'm obviously not ready to go back to working out every day like I was before this happened, but maybe a couple of light workouts this week and ease my way into it.
Since I haven't really been moving much these past couple of weeks, and there have been a few days where the eating hasn't been super fabulous with graduations parties, etc., I was a little nervous what the scale would say. But I had to know what I was working with so I hopped on the scale tonight at work and braced myself. And then I had to weigh myself 3 times to make sure I wasn't seeing things. I actually went DOWN 2 pounds in the last week! I don't know if it's just from losing muscle tone without my workouts, but it put me under 300 lbs for the first time in 8 years so it was exciting all the same! Maybe it will be enough motivation to keep me eating well so that the progress continues this last month before my trip to Argentina!!!!! I think I'm only about 3 pounds away from being down 50, and 5 pounds away from being the same weight I was when I left there after my exchange year, so that should be totaly doable in the next month! Woo hoo!