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Medifast Day 131 -- Injured

Monday, November 18, 2013

emoticon Well, 30 Day Shred Day 1 broke me. I did it Saturday and I can still barely walk. If I even try to move my calves it hurts. Touching it hurts. Walking hurts. Standing hurts. I can't do anything. I'm certain this means I'm not ready for Shred. I need to start way smaller. I'm injured and can't even do anything right now for days. It hurts and work really sucked today because I could barely walk. Hobbling like some 80 year old grandma.

Today I had to go eat lunch with some fellow coworkers for someone's birthday. They picked a seafood place. At least I don't even eat seafood. It would have been worse if she chose a place with food I want. So I sat there for over 2.5 hours while everyone ate their weight in pasta, bread, and fish. I ordered a 'tossed salad' which was everyone's side salad. It was a cup of romaine lettuce with dressing. I removed the croutons and my boss ate them. emoticon

I'm not in a very good mood. I'm tired of eating Medifast. I want to eat real food. I want to exercise without injury. And I want to be able to walk.

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WHITNEYLD 11/19/2013 11:50AM

    I pushed through it somewhat modifying the shred to not die, and after the first week you aren't as sore. The push ups killed me.

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RAINEMARIE214 11/19/2013 11:46AM

    Did you stretch?! When you first start STing, you will definitely feel sore for days! I remember when I hired a personal trainer 5 years ago - after our first session, I was sore for like 3 days and we only did lower body. Our next session the following week was upper body and I couldnt even lift my arms up to blow dry my hair! Its because your body isnt used to using those muscles - but it doesnt mean that you are injured. Definitely stretch, and drink A LOT of water. Yoga helps, too. No matter what ST program you start with, you will inevitably feel that. I work out all of the time, but everytime I switch a program, I always feel sore with the muscles I havent been using previously!

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MISHAMW 11/18/2013 7:48PM

    Definitely a case of DOMS! In two to five days, it should be gone, and you can start again. It will be less or even not existent the second time around. Of course, that's they hard minded way of thinking (it's what I do). But if you just start slowly, for maybe a week or two, then you'll be able to start it again.

BCAA's are suppose to be really good for DOMS and muscle recovery. I know if I do a ton of weighted squats, I can't walk the next day. I wait until I can do the exercise properly, then I do it again. Chances are, I don't get DOMS that time.

You aren't least it doesn't sound that way. Injured is completely different that DOMS and soreness. When the DOMS goes away and anything still 'hurts,' that might be an injury, but try to stay positive. This is the burn that hardcore workout people want...and you got it!

Hope the week looks up soon!

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KATRICK528 11/18/2013 6:42PM

    For strength training, you should start slow and gradually add more. The soreness is from working out your muscles... the long lasting soreness means you worked them out a little too much. Rest up, and start within a range you know your body can handle and then slowly work your way up to the 30day shred.
You could try 5 minute exercises periodically throughout the day, and then maybe a few 10minute during the day. You need to find what will work with your body and your schedule.

In july (before sparkpeople),I went straight into trying for 30minutes every single day in the mornings before work. I was sore often, and was one of the things that led to me stopping completely. This time around I am trying to be smarter about it. I have slowly eased into working out, and I am still easing into it. I started with 10-15 per work day. I then added one day a week with the wii until I got to 3, and now I am working on adding morning workouts into my work days (which is really hard for me). This would result for approximately 45min for 3 days a week, and 30minutes for two days. Eventually I am going to add in weekend things that are easy (like walking for 30min to an hour or swimming during the spring/summer time), or something I love and miss (like yoga). I am just not there yet.

Try things out. Find what works for you.

Remember, there are also various articles about working out that you can read. They can suggest things to do before or after, as well as suggest what exercises to do or not to do for certain things.

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SKINNY_EDEN 11/18/2013 6:38PM

    emoticon I hate getting injured too! I tried 30 Day shred a few years ago and felt it was too much for me as well, it's pretty intense!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/18/2013 6:30PM

    I would strongly suggest that Medifast is NOT for you. There are much better ways of getting to your goals. I agree with the previous poster in that you need to transition to "real" food - include the foods that you like, but use good portion control, and do healthy make-overs with certain foods if possible.

This journey really needs to last you the rest of your life. This is why 'diets' don't work!

I'm sorry that you are hurting as a result of your exercising. I would be "Back-peddling" your activities a bit, and then gradually build on them - time, speed and intensity!

Good luck,

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JENRAQTAY87 11/18/2013 6:14PM

    Bananas! They help remove the lactic acid from your muscles which is what makes you sore. After an intense workout I always try to eat a banana and tuna salad.

Also, if you are unhappy with your diet you are dangerously setting yourself up for failure. Maybe slowly transition to "real" food and learn to manage with that?

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