Trading Places: "Is it getting better?" SERIOUSLY??? (May 14, 2009)

At 3:35 a.m. many have been sound asleep; others may have been awake due to stormy weather.  I, however, was awake due to the fact that every muscle in my body was in agony.  My bladder decided that I needed to get up (for the 5th time, I kid you not) and EVERYTHING hurt.  I tried rolling out of bed, twisting out of bed, sitting up, scooting down, and not one movement was pain free.  I was “THISCLOSE” to texting Pirtle some not so nice things because I knew this grueling soreness was going to last at LEAST all day long today.  And so far, it has…  It took me twice as long to walk to work because my butt hurt so badly that I had to cut my stride in half just to walk with a little more ease.  I can only sit in chairs that have arm rests so I can push myself up.  It takes what seems like a lifetime to lean over to grab a weight off of the floor.  When I say my total body hurts, I’m not kidding.  My neck, traps, shoulders, triceps, biceps, lats, abs, glutes, hamstrings, quads, adductors, forearms…  I think you are getting my point.  It hurts to laugh and sneeze.  I mean, I’m just a waddling disaster at the moment.  I tried (and I mean TRIED) to do cardio but I couldn’t walk fast enough to get my heart rate up.  I seriously walk like the Tin Man on the Wizard of Oz.  And it takes too much energy to move today that I’m completely drained after walking from one side of the room to the next.  MAN I hope this gets better by tomorrow’s kettlebell training or I’m in BIG TROUBLE. 

AND then the bomb drops; Pirtle asked me if I was sore (duh…) and then he had the nerve to ask me “Is it getting better?” ARE YOU SERIOUS???  The only good thing about being sore is that I know that my body parts are still attached!!!  “Is it getting better?” Freaking ridiculous… 

After I finished my blog last night I fixed my dinner which was a pretty healthy hamburger.  I used these 100 calorie flat buns (100% whole wheat, 5g protein, and I think 5-6g of fiber).  And I got some 96% lean ground beef from Trader Joe’s… I added ketchup, mustard, pickles, onion… And with a side of steamed asparagus it was HEAVENLY… It wasn’t Red Robin by any means, but for it being a healthy option to my diet… OH MY GOODNESS… I was so thrilled with it that I texted Matt saying I’d almost do a 5k run last night just to eat another one… Let’s just say I didn’t… And BOY am I glad I decided not to!  

I have been thinking about my cheat meal for the weekend.  I think I’m going to do a club sandwich from Locos and a big bag of baked chips.  To most of you, you are probably thinking “Seriously, that’s a cheat meal?” To me, right now, yes, because I haven’t been allowed to eat chips or bread or a big sandwich.  I want something that I can eat for one meal and have no leftovers.  I also want something that won’t make me sick for days as well.  I’m not 100% sure that I will have it, but the odds sure are favoring it…Or barbeque… Ooh, that sounds REALLY good too!  I will keep ya posted on that one.   

It’s 8pm and I’m exhausted…  Dinner was once again fantastic, so I think I’m going to go lay lifeless on the couch.  If I’m this sore after 24hours, I’m really worried what tomorrow will bring since 48 hours is generally the peak of my soreness.  Tonight is DEFINITELY one of those pain pill nights…

Until tomorrow,
Kimberly, Emerge Fitness