A well needed break
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I have taken this week off from the gym. I have been pushing myself so hard that I was actually starting to hurt myself. I went from being the girl that couldn't go 1 girly push-up to being the girl that can do 20-40 a day inclined on weights like a mad woman! I worked for a solid 3 weeks on arms and core with my friend and I've seen HUGE improvement and shaping in my arms, which I ABSOLUTELY HATE!!! Anyone that know's me know's I'd rather wear butt hugger shorts and a half top (which is not in my wardrobe lol) than a tank top or any kind of shirt that show's my arms! I was so excited to see the progress that I wasn't noticing the slight pain in my wrists and arms. I'm not talking soreness, I mean like my wrists aching and my arms having tingling in them kind of pain. I thought at first it was from sleeping wonky on them but on monday when my husband and I were working out and I went to do a push up (which are fairly easy for me now) my shoulder pinched and I wasn't able to finish the first set of 6, I knew something was up. And I told him I was done. I've worked too hard to hurt myself. So I did Zumba instead and had a great time but then the rest of my week has been crazy with Work, and Cub scouts, and housework, and trying to just give my body some rest. So I decided that instead of killing myself trying to figure out how to fit everything into 7 day's I was going to take a break and give my brain and body a little down time. I've found myself dancing around the house and while doing dishes I'm moving and groovin' which my boy's think is funny. I'm really active at work so I haven't quit moving totally. I'm not stepping on the scale everyday beating myself up because I don't like the number I'm seeing. And I'm feeling a lot better this week about everything. I think I was just working myself into exhaustion. So last night I decided to see how bad this week has been for me and I'm down a pound. I was shocked. I'm doing the biggest winner at the gym... our version of biggest looser, and to stay qualified you have to weigh in at least 2 times a month at the designated times and today was the last day I'll be able to make it. So I went to the gym today just to weigh in and yep I'm down a pound from last week. This makes a total of 12 lbs since Jan. 4. and 16lbs since christmas!! So I've been saying I'm just waiting for the weight to fall off and it seems that it is starting to!