Monday, January 13, 2014
I'm pleased that on the day I returned to strength training class after a very, very long absence, the teacher decided to tailor it just for me. Seriously, today was my ideal class. Lots of abs, some triceps and biceps, some quads and glutes. I am a rock star when it comes to ab exercises, for which I credit swimming for many years. Except for plank, that is. We did 3, 1 minute 20 second planks and I couldn't hold them for very long. However, I blame the slippery floor (toes sliding out from under me) and my weak elbows for that, rather than my core. I assume as I lose weight, it won't hurt my elbows quite so much to hold plank.
Hopefully I won't be too sore and can elliptical tomorrow. I should probably elliptical anyway since I'm sure it will help work out some of the muscle soreness. My plan is to elliptical 3 times this week and go back for more strength class on Friday.
On Saturday I had a planned diet deviation and I really suffered for it. We went up to Cambridge for a music festival all day Saturday and it's tradition every year to go to a Mexican place there with friends. My entrée was ok on the carbs, but I planned to, and I did, indulge in the chips and salsa. I've always said that I don't react strongly to corn, but I think I might have been overly optimistic.
By the time we left the restaurant, I was starting to feel bloated. We went to the festival's closing concert and two hours later when we left for home, I felt like my whole body had puffed up to double its size. Not only that, but an hour into the closing concert I suddenly felt insanely tired. Even with all the noise, I could have fallen asleep right there. The next morning it was so hard to get up.
I know I've written about these experiences before, but I keep writing them down in the hopes that they will sink in, and also act as evidence to myself that I really do have extreme reactions to grains.
Yesterday was a stellar food day and today is on track so far as well. I just feel so much better eating this way!