Saturday, August 14, 2010

OMG...(I'm back!) (Jennifer)

Well, I am back from vacation.  For the most part it was great.  Relaxing and just what I needed.  Some great times with the family.   HOWEVER...let me just tell you....  the last time I blogged was after I took the total sculpt class at the gym on Monday, and then attempted the kickboxing class in which I had to leave after half the class because the first class just wiped me out.   Now, I know I may have mentioned that the strength class was tough and I expected to be sore...  Yes, I expected to be sore.  I did NOT in any way expect to be totally out of commission.  And I say this with total seriousness.  I woke up Tuesday morning and I kid you not I could barely walk.  My legs hurt so bad.  And my butt.  It wasnt just a soreness, it was more like all out pain.  I couldnt bend my knees my thigh, butt, and groin muscles hurt so bad.  I realized my body was compensating by hyperextending my knees when I did manage to walk at all.  I had a hard time even sitting.  Not only did it hurt to move, it hurt to even remotely TOUCH the muscles(not good when I have two little girls who are used to jumping all over mommy!).  I have never experienced anything like this from working out!   My poor husband was ready to sleep in another bed because any time he bumped into me in the night, which seemed like way too often,  it resulted in a very loud unstoppable scream.  This went on until Thursday(3 days!!!!!) at which time I became more functionable, but still sore.    For those first three days, simple tasks like sitting down, standing up, climbing stairs seemed like impossibilities.  I tried so hard to work through it.  I did the best I could. I stretched frequently(very very very slowly) which did help some despite the pain to do so.  Thank God my hubby was helpful with the kids for those days!  Please tell me that one of you out there has experienced something like this after weight training?  Obviously I overdid it just by following along in class using the weights the teacher told me to use! I was like totally shocked by the extent of soreness.  I remember waking up Tuesday morning and saying to my husband, "OMG, I have had surgery that has not been this painful!".   And I wasnt kidding.

Needless to say...I did not complete any run or exercise other than kayaking this week.  And even that was a task trying to get into the kayak.  Oh...and then out.  But at least it was something.  It was my vacation and although for the first part of the week I did pretty well with my eating, the second part of the week was a little rough.  Yet,  I am so happy with how I feel tonight.  I may have eaten more than I should have, and things that I wouldnt normally eat on my vacation, BUT...I feel so excited and anxious to get back to preparing my own food and counting calories.  I have to say that after eating some potato chips my body actually felt sick.  I was so excited by this.  My body has gotten used to my healthy eating and I cant wait to get back to the great feeling I get in return for it.  The old Jen would have turned the few days of "off plan-ness" into an excuse to fail.  But I realize now that I am not on a diet.  I really have changed my ways.  I really am learning so much though this journey.  I have not weighed yet but I will tomorrow morning.  I expect a gain and I am fine with that.  I deserve it.  Its when I gain and I dont deserve it that I get frustrated. glad to see you are posting again.  Welcome back!  It was great to see you today.  You look great girl! 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!  I will be going through the blogs soon to catch up.  Hope you all had a great week.



Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'm so sorry you were in SUCH pain!!! YES, I have experiences that, probably not as intensely as you though. My first pathetic attempt at a pilates video resulted in MAJOR pain the next day.
My brother, who is now a runner, when he first started running, started on the treadmill. He did that for many, many months over the winter. Then he decided to take it outside and he did a fairly long run, like 3 miles outside for the first time. He was SO SORE. He was SHOCKED that there were so many different muscles that you use when running outside rather than on the treadmill. He only had that issue the first time.

I feel for you!! Glad your vacation went well!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Owwww.... I felt your pain just reading that (or imagining it). What an ordeal. Sounds nice that you enjoyed your vacation. I like how you refer to your "old Jen" self... because the new Jen does things differently now and thinks differently. Super cool! I feel the same way! It's mental before it's physical!

Welcome back and to you happy healthy lifestyle. :)


99ToGo said...

First and foremost, YEAH!!!!! for coming back home, knowing your food wasn't 'perfect' but not using it as an excuse to throw in the towel!!! I think that may be one of the biggest differences between us and the folks who don't struggle with weight: how we handle the moments when we feel we overate. Don't let any number on the scale get you down. With all of that soreness, sounds like you could have built some major muscle ;)

About the soreness: I remember holding off on going to the potty for longer than I ever would have, back when I first started working out with weights. The pain I experienced just sitting down on the toilet was more than I wanted to bear!! It shouldn't be nearly that bad next time. And it sounds like maybe the instructor had you go a little too heavy on the weights!

Lesia said...

Note to self...No weight training! Sorry if was awful for you. Hope you don't cause that to happen again.

Don't you just love how finding new ways to handle your food intake causes a "new you". I love the whole NEW lifestyle that I have learned and will continue to do for life.

It is something that I thought I would never have been able to do in the past.
Get better and glad you are home safe.

Karen said...

Wow, that class sounds rough. Now I really don't want to do it if I am going to feel like that. Being just a tad sore after working out is bad enough but being in the pain you were in...unimaginable. I'll stick to Step Aerobics and Zumba. Maybe, just maybe, I'll do it one day, but not now...too close to vacation. I'll have to be ready to do nothing days after just in maybe I'll wait until the girls are in school! Glad you are back from vacation as I missed reading your blog. I haven't been keeping up with mine. I'm just not that good at it. I other day I cracked and had a mini peanut butter cup....those really small ones. But that was it. I'll tell you though, it was sooooo yummy! I did enjoy it.