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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Well I guess it's finally time for an update. I finally kind of woke up last weekend and started getting my act in gear. I won't get into everything that was going on, but there were things going on that were far more self destructive than just eating fast food WAY too much. So, moving on. I finally woke up and started doing better. I didn't exercise on Monday because I had had a really difficult day at work and I was just beyond physically and emotionally exhausted. There's a new coworker and I hate her immensely. I'm doing almost everything she's supposed to be doing plus everything I'm supposed to be doing because all she does is sit there, stare at her screen, rub her nose and touch things, check her Facebook when we're supposed to be working, etc, and moaning and groaning all day and breathing like freaking Darth Vadar! Grrr. Driving me insane. And she absolutely refuses to learn things. She gets "confused" which I'm sure is code for "lazy and stupid." Anyway, I figured I'd let it slide, I'd probably burned the same amount through the day as I would have in 20 minutes of walking to my TV. I picked out a fitness routine with absolutely everything being the easiest I have since it's been so long since I've exercised and I've gained so much weight. Tuesday rolls around and I get my exercise on. It was a strength training day and had a video for 20 minutes, excluding warm up and cool down. I managed to make it 14 minutes. I did everything modified and I tried to slow it down. But there at the end, I was whimpering cuz it was hurting a bit. Then it moved to forward lunges. Now, if you know me, then you know that I hate lunges in general. I think they're the devils invention of exercise. And front lunges are even worse because it's harder to find my balance. Well, I went to take my first lunge and that was it. My legs started spasming out and going crazy. I stood there and cried for a minute because of the pain but also because I felt like such a failure. After that minute, my husband was really starting to get after me to walk around the house and cool down. So I managed but it hurt bad. When we finally got my heart rate down, he tries to massage my quads, which were the muscles freaking out, they wouldn't stop going insane. He'd get them to stop, would let go, and they'd start again, lol. So finally just sat on the couch with my legs bent underneath me to get them to stretch since I'm too big to reach my legs for the standing version of that stretch and they finally stopped after a few seconds. I go about the rest of my evening and my legs feel like jelly. I knew I was going to be hurting the next day. Woke up Wednesday and was certainly sore, but not as bad as I had expected. Went through my day and all that, by the end of it, I was hurting really bad. My legs were so stiff and sore. But I did exercise. Did 15 minutes of cardio because it was a cardio day. I took it fairly easy, modified what needed modified and pushed through and had a really good stretch after. Woke up the next day and I can barely move. This was a whole new level of soreness. It was insane. And to top it off, I had a headache. Made it through most of the day of work, but left a half hour early because at that point, my vision was darkening and I couldn't focus. Needless to say, I skipped any exercise that day. I couldn't move and I was losing my sight. I actually haven't exercised except for the house cleaning I did for my grandmother last night (my second job) since Wednesday due to being so sore. I'm actually FINALLY better today. No soreness. Guess I pushed too hard even though everything was the easiest I own and then further modified. Oh well. It's a fresh week and a fresh start and now that I'm finally healed from last week, I should be all set to go. My eating hasn't been the best, but it's better than what it has been, that's for sure. So, it's progress. And I did manage to lose a couple pounds. Not what one would hope for on their first week back at trying to get rid of the flab, but it's something and I will definitely take it when I consider everything that has gone on this week. I'm ready to go again. And that's definitely a good thing. Anyway, I think I'm done with my rambling for this week. I hope you all are finding yourselves well. Have a great Halloween this week, guys! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • MIRMIUM lost 2 pounds! That is a great start! It sounds like you are really hurting yourself though which is never good...Maybe you could start a little bit smaller to get your legs a bit more used to exercise before going back to the lunges? Walking is great exercise and it can be heart lifting to be out and about in nature! Definitely harder to do with the darker evenings but maybe a morning or lunch time walk would work!
    1666 days ago
    Great job on getting started again! I"m glad to hear your soreness is gone, and hopefully you will have more enjoyable exercise this week.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1667 days ago
    It doesn't matter how "easy" we start - the important thing is that we START. If the modified workout left you sore for too long, cut way back. It doesn't matter how fast we travel on this journey. What matters is that we're headed in the right direction. Hang in there!
    1667 days ago
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