Trading Places: "My Butt hurts…" (Wednesday, June 17th, 2009)

My butt hurts…. That pretty much sums up my day… My glutes are freaking killing me.  I fell asleep in my big round chair and when I woke up about thirty minutes later, Holy crap it was like someone has weights attached to my butt, pulling me down.  It’s almost to “whiny” soreness… When that happens, I get crabby… And to think that measurements this morning would be the worst part of my day.

I’ve gotten into the trend of getting REALLY nervous for measurements.  I don’t know why.  I do as I am told, my diet is great… I still get nervous.  As I was getting dressed this morning, I noticed that my body was a little more “squishy” than I was yesterday.  Go figure.  I walked to Emerge and it was so humid this morning that I was already sweating my butt off by the time I got there (3 minute walk, max).  I got on the scale and I was about 2 pounds up from yesterday…. Ok, there’s NO way I could have gained two pounds of body fat, not even one pound of body fat because I had a perfect diet/cardio day.  So that means I was holding at least 2lbs of water, fan-freaking-tastic… Then, (oh wait it gets better!) Pirtle does my circumference measurements.  I look down at the sheet noticing that all of my numbers are substantially up… My neck went up an inch and a half? WHAAAAT? As Matt was taking my measurements, I just kept saying “Is that measuring tape right… Are you sure?”  He took my skinfold measurements, and he gave in to my request to use a different measuring tape, and THANKFULLY he did, because I was right! The two measuring tapes were off!  My measurements weren’t where I wanted them to be, and the weight was definitely a damper, but all in all, I still lost 1.5% body fat.  I just REALLLLLLLLY want to hit 18-19% body fat by July 4th… And it’s cutting it a little too close. 

The rest of the workout was hard (no surprise there).  I can’t even tell you what all we worked, because I think everthing was worked… I am gonna be sore tomorrow.  We finished with front squats which I have done a lot of squats in a while, and those are the one exercise that kill my glutes.  Once again, that was succeeded.    I felt ok until I got on the elliptical for cardio; that’s when the legs got a little heavy.  Tomorrow I have no doubt that I will be sore… really sore… And I’ve already been warned for Friday; deadlifts… Grrrreeeeeeeeat…


Until tomorrow,

Kimberly, Emerge Fitness