Trading Places: "The Knuckleball" (June 14th, 2009)

It’s already Sunday.  My apologies for not keeping up to date on the blog… It always seems like summer time keeps me busier than normal, yet I always forget.  It’s been so crazy that it’s hard to remember all the way back to Thursday.  I did get a great deep tissue massage that night (Thanks Jen!) and found knots I’ve never had before.  It wasn’t an hour and a half of “relaxation” (it never is with a sports massage) but today, I feel wonderful (You’re sore a few days afterwards).

Friday, “seemed” like the typical workout day… Yes, it was hard, but not necessarily harder than the workout prior if that makes any sense.  We changed up a few things.  We did deadlifts using dumbbells on a bosu, and we did a few jumping exercises, oh yeah, and we sure hit the triceps.  I remember feeling pretty good after the workout because I did my interval sprints.  Anyways, yesterday (Saturday) I WAS SOOOO sore.  I’m good today, but yesterday it was hard to walk or lift my arms above my head!  It just shows how a little adjusting to a workout can throw a “knuckleball” to you.  In fact, I was so sore, all I could do yesterday was walk on the treadmill.

Diet has been remotely well.  I told Pirtle there wasn’t a cheat “meal” I was really craving, so I asked him if I could do cheat “snacks”.  My first was a DQ large vanilla cone (Friday night).  I thought maybe it would be about 300 calories… Then I made the mistake and looked AFTER I ate it instead of before, and it was 470 calories! 52g of Sugar!!! Well, I sure don’t crave those anymore.  On my defense though, the “large” I got was much smaller than the larges I’ve gotten in previous times. 

Yesterday, I went to a client’s house to hang out and barbeque.  I took over Chevy’s chips and salsa, but I only ate maybe 8-10 chips at the most (I stayed as far away from them as possible and drank TONS of water).  We had a green salad with a very healthy home-made dressing, grilled burgers (with mustard only), and then I had to have some of Mary’s Mac n Cheese.  That is a weakness for me.  Since I don’t cook, I don’t ever have to worry about eating it a lot.  I had maybe a cup of it total.  (It WAS yummy). As well as a little bit of fresh fruit, I was talked into trying a small (and I mean SMALL because I had to tell Pirtle b/c I can’t lie) piece of this very good chocolate cake… and I’m not normally a big fan of chocolate cake, but this was REALLY good.  It was the type that was really strong tasting so you only want a small piece.  And then they had those gourmet cupcakes from somewhere and I tried 1/6th of an orange creamsicle one.  Literally, 1/6; they cut it into 6 pieces.  After a small bag of popcorn late that night, that was my day.

I felt a little bad about my “cheat snack” turning into a little bit more, so today’s diet has been perfect.  I haven’t had dinner yet, but I can’t imagine it being anything off my diet.  I have a guilty conscious, what can I say.  That, and I have two new “roommates” (kittens) that watch everything I do, and when I’m fixing my food, they sit and stare at me.  It’s as if I have “menu monitors” watching what I’m eating.  I’m sure they are just looking for something tasty to snag, but either way, it helps me keep on my diet.

I have 2 ½ weeks until the 4th so I really need to stay on track.  Tomorrow is Monday, so it’s back to working out hard and working hard at eating well.

Until tomorrow,
Kimberly, Emerge Fitness