Trading Places: "I'm going to be sore tomorrow." (Wednesday, July 29th, 2009)

I’m going to be sore tomorrow.  I had that feeling after 15 minutes into our workout this morning.  I am going to be hurting, and I’m going to assume it’s going to start at the shoulders and ache to my feet.  I would almost put money on it.  The workout went much better that last Fridays (at least I can remember this one).  But man, everything is starting to get tight.  It’s definitely a “pain reliever pill” kind of night.

We started with pull-ups.  Have I mentioned I have ridiculously long arms?  When hanging from a bar, it looks like I’m miles away from that bar.  With a little assistance from Matt, I completed 4 sets and my lats were BURNING.  Then I had my 2nd attempt to learn power cleans.  It’s one of those exercises where there’s so much going on, that you just do it until you can’t lift the weight.  You don’t think about much else except how to get that darn bar flipped up.  Let me tell you, you use EVERY SINGLE muscle in your darn body to get that bar up.  I know this because I feel every single muscle right now. 

After cleans we did some power chest presses and kettle bell work, and by this point, hanging on to a bar/weight was hard enough!  After 6 exercises, I was done… Oh, wait, no I wasn’t, I had to get in cardio… 30 minutes.  After that, I really WAS done.  It ached to get off of the elliptical.

Diet has been going really well today.  My diet generally goes really well during the week, I never have a problem.  Except, I have noticed that my appetite has been pretty big and I get hungry more often.  I’ve been trying to keep it to a protein based snack (milk, chicken, protein bar).  So far it’s helping.  I’ve been on the move all day so I’m sure I’m burning more than the normal calories which is ok by me.

I have to figure out how to go to a Cardinals game tomorrow night and stick to my diet nearly perfectly.  I don’t drink so that helps, but I’m in a party room and free range of food, generally means trouble.  The last time I was in one, I stuck with lean deli meats and did ok.  I think it will help that I will be around old friends-co-workers that I haven’t seen in years.  They know I’m a trainer, so I will have that pressure of “Oh, she’s a trainer, she must eat healthy 24/7); hehehe shows what they know.  BUT I will let them think that.  No harm no foul, right?

I blabbled to Matt, yet again, that I had Doozles twice this past weekend.  I just can’t lie or keep my big mouth shut.  I don’t know what it is with me and summer time and ice cream.  It’s my sole weakness.  Not pizza, not pasta; ice cream.  Even trying to justify that it was “light” still didn’t help me feel any less guilty.  When my client Jim asked why light frozen custard is so bad, my subconscious reply was “Because it’s so darn good!”… Which is true; if you’ve had it, you know what I’m talking about.  Either way, I have strict rules… ONE TIME A WEEK MAX… Ok ok ok…  That’s my homework for this weekend… Try to stay busy and TRY to stay away from Doozles. 

Until tomorrow,
Kimberly at Emerge Fitness