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legcramps - Friday Jan 21, 2011

Weight: 167.0

I swear I have a coffee hangover today from all the coffee I drank yesterday in honor of National Coffee Day

Another cup should get rid of it.

Life went pretty well yesterday. I tried a new experiment: eating something before boot camp to ensure I don't run out of energy; perhaps in the process healing my shin pain issue 'cause miracles can happen to you and to me too.

After work I had a snack of a toasted bagel with almond butter and 1/2 an apple before boot camp. I felt good, full of energy. The first half of boot camp went well, I even bragged that I felt good. The bagel, almond butter and apple were doing their job, giving me enough energy to work hard in the class. I was feeling no shin pain.

The second half of boot camp was spent feeling like I was gonna throw up the bagel, almond butter and apple.

Next time, i'll try only half a bagel. But still, no shin pain so that's good. One day at a time.

I am debating resting tonight and running tomorrow morning. I might have to resign myself to the fact that i'll need a rest day after boot camp sessions. I think i'm gonna go ahead and pay for February's sessions too. It's definitely working, so why not?

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 01/21/2011:
Girl helz yes you need a bootcamp break!! Rest is good but if you decide to workout make it a walk, nothing high intensity! Or since i am off tomorrow, you could come over and we could do extreme power shots of Jager and celsius! LOL Great job you are doing, with all the hard work you should see the numbers go down with the quickness! Love ya

sweetpea1977 on 01/21/2011:
That is a great pre-workout snack. I think eating it a little earlier or eating a smaller portion like you suggested should keep you from feeling sick later. One pre-workout running snack I liked was a rice cake with pb on it. It was a light snack so I never got sick afterwards. If that isnt enough energy, drink a small glass of milk or eat a half of a banana with it.

Bootcamp workouts are tough, so yea, give yourself a rest day afterwards. If you feel guilty about not exercising on those days, you could always go on a casual walk or do some stretches.

Hope you recover quickly from your caffeine hangover! :)

getmebackto150 on 01/21/2011:
I wanted to check in and tell you, you are not alone with the walls leaking... We have a big picture window and the wall/frame above it started leaking yesterday... Ugghhh... I agree sometimes being a homeowner sucks!!! We are going to try to clear the roof off ourselves, but I'm NOT looking forward to it... HAve a great day!

hollybelle on 01/21/2011:
Eating at least an hour before should be OK - I like your plan to eat a bit less so less full - but eating a little something is good. YAY for no shin pain. When I begin exercise again (I have been so sick) I am going to do every other day for awhile so I can rest and heal more slowly, etc.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/21/2011:
really, national coffee day was yesterday!? cool. i've had coffee hangovers before, lol. just feeling like you cannot have another sip the following day! :-)

I've had workout nausea before, too. usually when doing weights, a long time ago, when i had a trainer to push me hard!

Maria7 on 01/21/2011:
Pre workout snack sounds like a good plan, also having rest, too. Glad you are feeling better. Take care.

teensybikini on 01/23/2011:
That sounds great as a snack before all that power workout! Keep it up! I think in general bootcamp is supposed to make your body work its hardest so it's not just you! Rest up!

legcramps - Thursday Jan 20, 2011

Weight: 167.0

I was told once by a guy in the 10th grade that I was cool. I thought he was being sarcastic, and he actually meant cool, as in, icy. COLD: marked by a lack of the warmth of normal human emotion, friendliness, or compassion <a cold stare> <got a cold reception>; also : not moved to enthusiasm <the movie leaves me cold>

Today, however, I am cool in the most literal sense of the word. COLD: marked by the loss of normal body heat <cold hands>; especially : dead

Oh Lord, that wasn't the right definition. Hang on... COLD:  having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans <it is cold outside today> <a cold drafty attic>

I don't really think I could be any more cold, but I don't want to tempt the forces of nature to prove me otherwise. I just checked the forecast for today and it's -31 celsius without windchill, which would add another -5 degrees or so. That's -32.8 fahrenheit according to http://www.metric-conversions.org/temperature/celsius-to-fahrenheit.htm. I don't know if you think that's cold, but I sure do.

I downloaded a radio station on my cell phone yesterday and was really eager to use it at the gym. Before I left the house, I checked my wall calendar because I was curious to see how much i've been working out lately. After I checked it, I changed my mind and decided to stay at home and rest, because:

From December 15 to December 31, I did nothing according to my calendar, which is kept pretty up-to-date.

From January 1 to January 18, I've worked out 13 times.

That's a huge difference from December to January. That is probably why my shins hurt. I need to get used to working out more before I can actually work out more ;) So what did I do for my surprise rest day? I ate sushi and watched V (Visitors) and it was great :)

14.87 miles run - 235.13 miles left

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 01/20/2011:
hahahaha, you are cool as in "pure awesome" to me! :)

I cant believe the temps you're having there. You need to move!!

Glad you enjoyed a day off, sounds like you needed one!

Stay warm!!!!

sweetpea1977 on 01/20/2011:
yes, creamy pb is the way to go!!

moogy on 01/20/2011:
Yep, you are right, that is cold, darn cold. I don't think I have ever been in weather that cold. You stay warm, as in cosy, bundled up, comfortable and not shivering.:)

shadetree on 01/20/2011:
And I was whining about single digits! When it gets into the negatives that's when I start updating the resume and looking toward warmer climates!

V on 01/20/2011:
You are cooler than a polar bear's toenails! ;) HAHA dang! If you didn't have that extra cup of Joe today no worries. I had enough for every member ;) Love ya!

emmy'smom-mom on 01/21/2011:
You aren't in Saskatoon are you? That's were my mom lives and she told me it was -40 with wind chill on thrusday. If you are you can look forward to a balmy -12 today lol. Have a good day

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 19, 2011

Weight: 167.0

Hi ladies :) I feel much better today, much thanks to all of you lovely girls who took the time to make a positive comment yesterday and made me smile :)

Boot camp was like torture. As in, "please God, will it ever end?" kind of torture. I didn't know one person could do so many suicide jumps and not pass out purely from lack of blood flow to the brain. At one point the instructor asked if "anyone out there hates me now", and I raised my arm as high as I could in reply to let him know that yes, he was definitely pissing me off. Then he laughed and said "well you told me to make it harder". I'm sorry, but I don't remember saying any such thing. No wonder I had to walk it out halfway through - here I thought I was just incompetent and he went and raised the freakin' bar!

My shins starting hurting around that time too, so i've decided if it's nice enough outside today I will try running outside with my other running shoes. I want to see if my shins will still hurt wearing them or if it really is due to the runners i'm wearing indoors. If it's really cold, maybe a long walk on the treadmill at the gym.

My eats have been good over the past few days and I even weighed myself today to record a bit of a loss! Finally!

It's supposed to be warming up within the next day or two, so i'm worried that my walls will start leaking again. I think I might bite the bullet and call a snow removal guy to come and clear the roof and even possibly put up those electric heat thingies for me (truthfully, I don't know what they're called). If it costs me half my pay, I think the answer will be "no thanks", but I really need to get it done so anything under that amount I think i'll have to go for. Sigh. I hate making decisions.


I had forgotten that i'd made a resolution this year to run 250 miles, so I just want to add my countdown to zero :)

14.87 miles run - 235.13 miles left

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 01/19/2011:
lol, thanks for the funny comment. I could easily clock him, he is so puny and pathetic, unlike the rest of my uncles (maybe he was secretly adopted??).

Im glad today is a better day for you. I hate that things have been going so rough for you lately. I'll send some positive vibes your way in hopes that the good days continue!

Glad you survived boot camp. Sounds tough!!

Congrats on the weight loss!!!

Umpqua on 01/19/2011:
I guess being a mean bastard goes along with the title of Boot Camp Instructor LOL. I hope you get your roof situation straightened out, have a good one!

getmebackto150 on 01/19/2011:
I hear you on the frustrations of being a home owner... blah... That boot camp sounds... INTENSE.. but... you are losing weight so I guess its making a difference... Here is hoping that the estimate for your roof is pleasantly low! Have a good one

emmy'smom-mom on 01/19/2011:
what's a suicide jump? Sounds horrid!

emmy'smom-mom on 01/19/2011:
Hey, I just looked at your bio page, I'm from Canada too! I live in England though and don't get back often enough and miss it loads.

hopingforhealth on 01/19/2011:
Ha ha. Way to raise the bar and punish yourself. But it's the good pain, right?

Yea, most days you could just leave me at a salt lick and i'd be a happy camper!

moogy on 01/19/2011:
You are an inspiration. The thing is that I know you don't always find it easy but it doesn't stop you from trying and I love that about you. Thanks:)

shadetree on 01/19/2011:
I knew exactly what you meant by "electric heat thingies" - and I don't know what they are really called either! But whatever they are called, i hope that you get the roof issue fixed! I think everyone I know that has done the boot camp thing has said pretty much felt the same way about their instructor - I guess intimidation is one form of motivation....Glad today was a better day for you!

V on 01/19/2011:
Love love love your drive and determination!

biscottibody59 on 01/19/2011:
Here's hoping the other shoes give your poor shins a break--you deserve one!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 18, 2011

Weight: 169.5

I'm sorry I went off like I did in my post yesterday. I was really feeling like He had pushed me down and was stepping all over me.

I don't know if this is a good thing or not, but it's terribly cold here now and so my walls haven't been leaking... it's a nice reprieve seeing as I won't be able to do anything about it until the end of the week when I get to spend over $100 on electric heater cord thingies for my roof. Which I will then have to figure out how to attach them to the roof without killing myself or anyone around me because I can't afford to hire someone to do it for me. Did I already say they are over $100? For tiny little cords sitting on my roof? Ridiculous.

I had a little trouble motivating myself to go to the gym yesterday, but I got there in the end. I really, really wanted to do a long run, anything over 3 miles, but it just wasn't to be. My shins were really hurting by the time I finished the compulsory 2 miles, so I just called it quits and went home to ice them and relax. I think they continue to hurt because 1) I am doing a lot more than I was in December and it's probably a bit of a shock to those poor legs, and 2) It could be that i'm not wearing appropriate footwear at the gym. I wear runners, but they're cheap ones and may not be providing enough support.

Thank goodness an evening meeting has been cancelled for tonight; that means I get to go to boot camp. I have a feeling it will be another "venting" session ;)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 01/18/2011:
Man I am sorry and I can feel your frustrations :( Just please be kind to your knees and don't overdo it! Footwear is everything as you know, it is the only splurge I allow myself because I am usually on my feet at least 8 hours per day(no sitting at work) As far as running shoes, do you guys have a Peltz there? Or Marshall's has great running shoes on the cheap( they sell what is considered past season's foot wear) Now as long as they are comfy who cares if the shoe isn't a recent design, lol Have a wonderful day!

Umpqua on 01/18/2011:
Sorry you've had a rough couple of days, hang in there. Yay for boot camp!

V on 01/18/2011:
Oh you have no idea how excited I am, if i were a boy, I'd have a boner right now!!! LOL!!!! Whew!!!!

V on 01/18/2011:

moogy on 01/18/2011:
I think that you did great getting to the gym with all the worries you have at the moment.:)

chidogs on 01/18/2011:
Just curious, what are those things you are getting for the roof? And congrats on moving on and getting to the gym. Bravo.

hopingforhealth on 01/18/2011:
I'm sorry you have had an annoying couple of days! But, I think that when you are in a rotten mood and don't want to go, just making it is an achievement! I wouldn't worry about not doing more.

nita51 on 01/18/2011:
I feel ya girlfriend, I too have had a few crappy days myself. You're still doing well with your workouts, and that will relieve a lot of stress. Just go easy on your legs. I remember a while back, you had some serious issues with your legs that really worried me. Remember "Easy Does It" Love Ya and thanks for checking in on me.

fatgirl101 on 01/18/2011:
it sucks having those down days, but you only feel that much better when you pick yourself up again, then its an accomoplishment :) Have a fantactic day, enjoy boot camp.

legcramps - Monday Jan 17, 2011

Weight: 169.5

Ugh! All this snow is driving me insane! I want to go on strike against Mother Nature. I don't like her at all right now.

The snow is really piling up, and it's weighing heavily on my rooftop. Water is even starting to seep in between the walls. If I don't get this fixed asap, I don't know what i'll do. I just hate being a homeowner sometimes.

As you might be able to tell, i'm not in a great mood this morning. I got to work and there've been problems ever since. All of this is grating on my last nerve and it's only Monday morning! I feel like packing up and going home only the stupid water coming down inside the walls of my house would grate on me even more! I knew everything was going too well for me...

My weekend was spent doing laundry, shovelling, cleaning up around the house and fretting about all the snow we're getting. I think I may have made myself sick. And angry. Very angry at Mother Nature, but i've already touched on that.

Anyways, all this re-iterating and remembering is giving me a headache, and apparently I have a lot to contend with this week at work, so i'm gonna beg off. I really hope I can at least get over the incredible anger that keeps washing over me every few minutes. I kinda wish for once that life would go well for longer than two weeks at a time.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 01/17/2011:
i know exactly what u mean about the darn snow!! im sooo hating it, shoveling every day, last time we got 8 more inches and i could not shovel it because there was no place to pile it, its crazy.. well anyways, hope u have a great day!!

just42day on 01/17/2011:
Sorry about all the snow and the anxiety it's causing. I really hear you on sometimes hating being a homeowner. I feel that way constantly. Sure wish I was handy or had a handyman in my life - don't need/want a husband -- just a handyman who'd fix so many things around the house. It'd make life so much easier. Sure hope your day improves. am thinking of you! :)

V on 01/17/2011:
Just a curve ball thrown at ya just to see how much you can handle, I am sure MN will balance this out by sending you an unexpected blessing today :) If not then I shall stand right next to you on the picket line!! Love ya! Have a wonderful rest of your day :)

chidogs on 01/17/2011:
I'm sorry about the roof and leak things. Been there too, so I really understand the frustration. Take a deep breath, we are all on your side.

Umpqua on 01/17/2011:
Ugh on water getting into your walls. I hope the snow lets up and you have a peaceful rest of week.

KathyBlue on 01/17/2011:
Shoveling is a good exercise! Don't be angry, it's just a season, it will pass away soon... :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2011:
sorry about the darn snow! I hate it more than anything as well! It's the worst! ok, no more complaining...

so you double dog dare me...and i have been thinking about him...thinking about saying hello...complimenting him on his exercise. it is hard to go up to someone you've never spoken to and as about coffee, though. no?

but yes, i've been seeing him OFTEN and boy does he rock my world when our paths cross at the gym! haha.

oh, the pedestal thing....he has a really hot body. hottest one in the gym in my opinion - very learn and sculpted, lots of muscle, hardly a sliver of fat. so there you go - i am not there and although i can definitely progress from where i'm at, i'll probably never reach his level as he was probably a gymnast or something way back.

anyways, you probably were asking a rhetorical question, but that is why i put him up there on the pedestal. He is just so hot.

moogy on 01/17/2011:
I am sorry that the weather has caused you to feel so bad. You seem to have the same reaction to all that snow as I do to the heat. Would you like to live with me in the place where the weather just drifts between 60 -78? I hope the snow doesn't do any damage.

Maria7 on 01/17/2011:
Water coming down inside the walls of your house? Is it melting snow or what? Our snow here is melting a little more every day. I see you are in Canada...don't know how it is for your spring but spring is just a couple months away...try to hang in there and hope things get better for ya!

legcramps - Friday Jan 14, 2011

Weight: 169.5

Yes, i'm definitely on an exercise high and can totally imagine getting burnout soon. Must be very careful.

Boot camp was awesome. It's amazing how a person can feel so exhausted and yet not be exhausted at all. I was so tired yesterday at work and after work. I just really didn't want to go to boot camp because I figured it would be a struggle for me the whole time because I was exhausted. But I got my crap together long enough to get in the car and drive over to the gym in time for the class.

It was really hard to get into it. My shoulders felt like they were hanging out at my waistline, that's how bummed I felt about being there. I just wasn't willing to put in the effort. And then the instructor started making us run, getting our heartrates up, switching things up - pissing me off. And I must've crossed whatever barrier was holding me back, because after that little rip up, I was good to go. In fact, I was mentally asking Mr. Instructor Dude to freakin' Bring It On.

It wasn't that I found any extra energy, it's just that I found some adrenaline and a pace that was more interesting. The class sped by after that and I went home tired but really happy that i'd gone.

My eating over the past week leaves something to be desired. I've been taking in sodium like crazy and I can feel it in the bloatedness of my body. It's impossible to start working out at a higher intensity without adding the required fuel that I need to get me through the classes. This means i've been eating more, but i've also been choosing foods that realistically I don't require. I think it'll be back to chicken next week - for the past few weeks i've been making meals with red meat and maybe I need to slow down on the red meat for a bit. The trouble is that most red meat products are far less costly :( and i'm on a tight budget and therefore need to seriously consider what i'm spending money on.

Anyways, hope you're all doing well and it's Friday so i'm GOING TO take the time to comment on your entries today - I have a few priority jobs to do and THAT'S ALL i'm gonna do today ;)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 01/14/2011:
lol, great plan :D I see bootcamp is in fashion, have to look after that over the weekend!:D

sweetpea1977 on 01/14/2011:
Yay for bootcamp! So glad that it ended up being a good thing for you. :)

As for your budget, I have a few ideas.

1. Start visiting your store(s) websites online before heading to the store and see when their sales take place. If they have sales ad onlines, you can make your grocery list based on the items that are on sale (and then add the weekly essentials you cant live without). Most of the time, you can find enough healthy sale items (fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, and fish) on there for you to last on for a week. If chicken or turkey items happen to be on sale, stock up on those for you to last a month or two. Invest in some ziplock bags and portion out your meats into individual servings, note the date with a permanent marker, and stack them in the back of your freezer.

2. Buy generic whenever possible and do price comparison shopping on items you're on the fence about. (take a calculator with you if you suck at math like me). Perhaps the price difference will convince you to try other brands or the generic stuff. FYI, most generic stuff is produced at the same processing plants as major name brand stuff, so you're essentially paying extra for fancy packaging.

3. One of my stores is known for its Buy One Get One free sales, so if you have a store like that in your area shop there first.

4. Shop at multiple stores. Compare sale ads and see who has the better deals on the same/similar items. Separate your coupons and grocery lists by stores and save up! FYI, the drug stores here in the USA seem to save me the most money. I've heard they are the best place to buy your makeup and hygiene goods.

5. If you can clip coupons (which I recommend), you can combine those with sale items, BOGO items, and store coupons, which will save you even more money. :) Also, if your store has a member card, sign up for one and it will reward you with points and/or give you further discounts on items. These items are usually marked with special stickers on the shelves.

tangalyn on 01/14/2011:
i love the shred videos :) sounds like u r doing really well, im glad :) hope u have a great day!

Umpqua on 01/14/2011:
Great job on the bootcamp! I find myself getting angry during workouts sometimes for no good reason. I think it's just my body's way of revving up since I'm normally a pretty mellow person LOL. Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 01/14/2011:
You're welcome! Good luck on your money saving adventures.

BTW, like you and Umpqua, I get very angry during workouts too. I scream and throw a fit, especially if Im following a Jillian Michaels workout! Im not-so-sweet-sweetpea when I am around her! lol But I always feel better afterwards, so its totally worth it!

biscottibody59 on 01/14/2011:
I don't know, this slow road back from where I *think* I once was--looking back can be disheartening--leaves a lot to be desired.

As long as you're not doing permanent damage--keep on keepin' on!

Have a lovely afternoon!

liza36 on 01/14/2011:
Awesome job at bootcamp. I don't know that I've ever gotten angry during a workout. Actually, I guess I should work out first to find out. Have a good one!

moogy on 01/14/2011:
I am so glad that you were able to ramp it up for Boot Camp, well done you!! I am so proud of you, it wouldn't have been easy and I am sure that your muscles will be complaining today. But, you did it so good for you!!

Maria7 on 01/14/2011:
Wow, sounds like you had quite an intense workout...sure need good food for the required energy for that and the red meat with the iron in it probably helped a lot. Take good care of yourself. Hope you're having a nice evening. :-)

V on 01/14/2011:
Man i wish i could accompany you to a workout :( Why do you live so far away??? Rats! LOl have a good one

legcramps - Thursday Jan 13, 2011

Weight: 169.5

Phew, first break in the day.

So yesterday after work I ran a few errands then went home to ponder whether I should work out or not. I really didn't want to overdo it and burn myself out, so I was trying to talk myself out of it. Like really, how often does that happen?! I ended up managing to stay out of the gym and inside the house for a solid hour before giving up. In that hour I walked around doing chores and picking up after myself; so strong was my resolve to workout that I decided at that point to do some stairclimbing. I ran upstairs, got changed into my workout clothes, ran down the stairs and turned around and ran back up again. This occurred for about ten minutes to get me huffing and puffing and nice and loose. Then I jogged around inside the house for five minutes. It feels a lot different jogging around without any runners on :)

Anyways so I got in 15 minutes of exercise and felt better about myself afterwards, so all is good in my world. I know I didn't overdo it, but I still got up and moving and did something.

Then I phoned out-of-province 55 times to help my brother try to get their kids into French Immersion kindergarten.

Then I had about 1500 e-mails to answer.

Then Dog puked all over my bed sheets.

The frustrating feelings I had by the end of the night seem to have runneth over into today. I'm so ready for boot camp tonight to let off some steam. Seriously, when the chair of a meetings says "please silence your cellphones" it means SILENCE them, don't put them on vibrate. I realize the sound of a vibrating phone shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but it's debatable when they go off one after the other and i'm trying to listen to a soft-spoken person talk all morning.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

liza36 on 01/13/2011:
I'm quite impressed with your determination re: exercise. I loved reading your post yesterday and your description of day 2 of boot camp. Quite intense! You must elaborate on the most perfect taco salad EVER. Must know what's in this perfect concoction.

V on 01/13/2011:
Yup you definitely need to blow off a little/lot of steam...I am certain after boot camp you will be at ease ;) Have a good one!

moogy on 01/13/2011:
You do sound as if you are going stir crazy, Boot Camp should be great!!

biscottibody59 on 01/13/2011:
Hope the boot camp didn't do you in:-)

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 12, 2011

Weight: 169.5

Day 2 of the Boot Camp soapie:   "Wasted"

It was in the middle of a lunge. It happened so quickly, I barely had the chance to even ponder the shock. Amidst the groaning and crying and baying of the crowd around me, great effort was being put forth in the last few minutes of the session, sort of like an all-out "last chance" workout. Sweat rolled off foreheads, those who had larger breasts probably felt as if they'd been ripped right off their bodies. I was lunging beside a woman slightly older than I, slight in build; a bouncy, jolly person. I wanted to hurt her. "Urgh" I said aloud, not caring who heard me. She looked over at me and said, "oh, it's almost over, don't worry" in her bouncy, jolly voice. I barely even turned my head her way, mentally motioning to her with my middle finger. "Urgh" was all I said in reply. And here is where time slowed down. I sweep my right leg forward and move down into a lunge; the instructor, who is standing very near me, slowly turns his head towards where I am. I try to move up out of the lunge. My right leg buckles, I take in a sharp breath of air and am suddenly helpless as I start to fall towards the floor. I see the instructor move slightly towards me; I slam into the floor with my right hand and push myself back up into a standing position. The instructor stops, his hands suspended in the air. I am shaking, sweating, wasted. His job is done.

Can you believe that? I swear it's true. My legs were totally wasted last night. I was praying all class for a running break but it was all about working the legs. Intense. I only had enough energy for one helping of my most perfect taco salad EVER. And why is it so perfect, you ask? I dunno, i'm sorry. I don't have the energy to go over the ingredients.

I think I lost three pounds in water weight just during that one class. But don't worry, i'm sure i'll find a way to get them back ;)

I am itching to run, but am trying to restrain myself from doing anything today. My shins hurt, I know I need to rest. But I am itching to run.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 01/12/2011:
haha yes i am in the middle of doing my new workout regime which includes a lot of side lunging and stair stepping and my legs are jello as well! i hope you have a wonderful day and get some rest for your legs. walking/running always helps get the energy out, but do something light. xo

biscottibody59 on 01/12/2011:
Sounds a little rough:-) Keep up the good work!

V on 01/12/2011:
Oh MY!!! Take it easy there KILLER ;) You would be proud, No shennanagins from me today(yet) ;) Have a good one and if you go for your run, please don't overdo it!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

Weight: 169.5

So yesterday the plan was to go to the gym for a run on the treadmill. I got there late and had to hurry to get my runners on and stand in line to get the next available treadmill. Ha-ha. Kidding. There was only, like, three people there. Five including Running Buddy and me.

I decided to try a speed workout, mostly due to the fact that I was too scared to see how far I could run because I figured it wouldn't be very far at all.

The workout went alright until the very end. I was doing pretty good, had paced myself properly and wasn't too out of breath, but my left shin was starting to bother me. I ran through it until my right hip started to tweak. I think I must've been over-compensating on the right side. Anyways, the following thoughts ran through my head at this point: "do you want to give it your very best and push past all your limits and go for it today? or do you feel enough pain that you think maybe it isn't about pushing past limits but rather knowing when to stop, leaving the glory for another day?" I was in a little bit of pain, mostly through the shin and I was scared that I would overdo it and not be able to go to Boot Camp tonight. So I walked it out from then on. This morning the shin still hurts, so i'm hoping I didn't do any major damage and will be able to make it to Boot Camp.

Then I went home and made the most perfect taco salad EVER.

And I had seconds, because that's what you do when you make the most perfect taco salad EVER.

So the moral of the story is this: run more, eat more.

Sigh. I will stop analyzing my life now.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 01/11/2011:
I think your analyzing is a recipe for success! I love how you are always thinking how you can improve, motivate yourself! Nothing wrong with that! These are the qualities of a champ! Hurrah!

Umpqua on 01/11/2011:
Umm, taco salad. The cookies were great! I used this recipe http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6391.0 except for regular (non-vegan) chocolate chips. I think next time I will try to substitute applesauce for the canola oil for less calories and fat. I think they're more filling than regular too since my boys can only eat 1 at a time, whereas they inhale Tollhouse cookies!

moogy on 01/11/2011:
So funny, yep, you have to listen to your body, it knows what is going on better than you do!! I love the perfect taco salad, sooo good you had to eat it twice!!! Ha Ha I think we could put bets on how long you will last before you start analyzing again! LOL You would be you legcramps if you weren't thinking about how things are working or how to get the best out of yourself.:)

V on 01/11/2011:
Hilarious! It is great to know that we have people looking out for us but driving 1 block over seems to be a tad bit redounkulous, I have to admit i have done it before :( I must thank you too for the motivation for starting this so please continue your tales of the world of legcramps! I am glad we can pump each other up!

sweetpea1977 on 01/11/2011:
mmmm, taco salad. What made yours so perfect that you had to go back for seconds? :)

legcramps - Monday Jan 10, 2011

Weight: 169.5

These last three days off have been really good for me.  I managed to talk (a.k.a. complain) to three different people about my work situation (four including you guys :)), and I feel tons better about everything.  One friend suggested that I stop trying to get everything done and start realizing that even though it is engrained in me to work hard and try to be everything to everyone, I have to show some concern for my own health right now.  So i'm going to slow down, leave aside the things that don't need to be done, and if i'm asked about it I will then discuss workload and possible compensation over and above what i'm getting now.  It feels good to have a plan :)

I watched a lot of tv this weekend.  Reality shows, weight loss shows, movies...  I also did some more laundry, hung out with friends, visited with family.  It was a really nice weekend - too bad we're usually moving so quickly through life that we don't realize we need to spend more time doing these things.  Maybe not all that tv watching ;) but definitely more hanging out with friends and family.

Since I failed my attempt at running on Friday, I thought i'd give it another try on Sunday evening.  In general, it went well but I wish two things would have been different:  1) I wish the golden lab wouldn't have shown up and antagonized my dog so much so that she started nipping at her.  Yes, my little cock-a-poo turned psycho on a 65 pound lab.  Gawd.  2) I wish the golden lab wouldn't have shown up and antagonized my dog so much that it took half my run to draw her attention away from the fact that the lab was not 200 feet behind us at most times, probably staring her down no doubt.  Hence, my breathing was labored throughout the whole run as I was constantly yelling at my dog to keep up with me.  Oh well, another two miles is done, come hell or high water.

Tonight i'm supposed to be running on the treadmill at the gym.  Joy.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 01/10/2011:
LOL!!! @ your psycho doggie! Maybe she suffers from Napolean complex...Hey seriously it is great to talk through your anger/rage/frustrations..I too share your views on taking pride in your work and it is unfortunate that everyone doesn't share our passions! Pleas do take care and i must say I loved that speech you posted on Fb yesterday!

Maria7 on 01/10/2011:
Sounds like you've been going through a lot. Re: The job: Time to take the time to TAKE CARE OF YOU! (Cause lots of times other sure won't!) As for the 2 mile run, wow that you were able to accomplish it under that stress and I imagine your little dog felt threatened by the presence of that big dog and only did what she felt was natural to defend herself. As for running on the treadmill, I have one, too, that I sometimes walk on and I have it right by the window so at least I can see out as I walk. I've had mine probably about 12 or 13 years and it's still going good, thank the Lord! :-D

KathyBlue on 01/10/2011:
friends and family, yeee :) must have been a great weekend ;-) I liked the description of the running on Sunday, sorry it didn't work out with the dog, lol... :)

chidogs on 01/10/2011:
Hee, I have 3 little mini psychos. Most likely yours didn't like the feeling of running away from the bigger dog and wanted to stand his ground. If the big dog had been in front, likely yours would have been fine, as he'd feel he was "chasing" the other one. :) Nice run though, good for you, despite the doggie distraction.

Umpqua on 01/10/2011:
I hate when people let their dogs run around like that and bug others - not cool. Glad you got in a nice run anyway though!

sweetpea1977 on 01/10/2011:
Your work plan sounds like a good one to me. I agree with your friend that you and your health comes first. Hopefully your employer will notice this soon and remedy the situation for you.

just42day on 01/10/2011:
Glad you have a plan for work; overdoing it never seems to benefit the person doing all the overdoing ! Hope you have a nice run today. :)

moogy on 01/10/2011:
I am so pleased that you have a plan to lessen your work load. I am also glad that you slowed down and enjoyed your family. Who knew who had such a tough dog!!! LOL

Sofia on 01/10/2011:
Your friend is totally right. I live by the idea of balance, balancing diet and exercise, work and play etc. When you have too much of one thing, such as work, it throws you off and effects every part of your life. Take some "me" time, you deserve it. :)

Bollywood_Diva on 01/10/2011:
Wow.. that must have been quite a run :) Its fantastic to have some "me" time and watching telly is totally essential to maintain sanity of self :P

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