Trading Places: Legs or tree trunks? (Monday, August 3rd, 2009)

It’s Monday and I still feel like I have two tree trunks as legs.  For a girl who’s never had a butt, what I do have there, hurts like no other.  This is how the whole weekend went as well.

          Saturday I slept in until 8:30am which I never sleep in that late.  From the moment I woke up my triceps, legs, and butt were throbbing.  I said that today was my day off from cardio, to just “relax”… I ended up walking car dealership parking lots for 6 hours.  It didn’t help the legs much.  (On a good note, I did get to eat lunch at Texas Roadhouse… I had a great sirloin steak, green beans, salad… And then the rolls… 3 or 4 I think).  Saturday was my cheat day and I tried to do my best at that.  For example, I stuck to my menu for breakfast, and my lunch was very good (except the rolls), my dinner was on my menu (chicken, green beans), and then I got my Doozles lite custard.   BUT> Here’s the thing about that… I ONLY HAD IT ONCE this weekend AND I got a small one.  Yes, I listened to Matt… It was the only “ice cream”-like thing I had all weekend.

          Sunday I went to another Cardinals game and yet again, I did a LOT of walking.  I ate lunch there and tried to do my best.  In the 4 hours I was there, I had a hot dog, a brat, and then a pretzel later on (it’s a tradition in my family to always get a pretzel in the 7th; I don’t know why exactly, but it’s just what we do).  When I got home that night, I went back to my menu.  So all in all, I think I got a “B” for this weekend.  I stayed active nonstop and I ate reasonably well.

          Today, I felt miserable.  I know it was a busy weekend, but for some reason, I was just extremely tired and my legs are still very heavy.  I’m not sure what the deal is.  They look lean, but walking and going up stairs feels like I’ve just ran a 5k. The scale doesn’t help either; it said I was up about 2 lbs… How frustrating.  I haven’t tried on “the jeans” this week, so maybe the scale is just being a pain and I’m still losing body fat.  I have measurements Wednesday so maybe that’ll help. I really didn’t want to go to bootcamp.  I was tired, fatigued, and just didn’t feel well.  I did drag myself and even though I got the crap kicked outta me for a good 30 minutes, I actually was glad I went.  I felt better after a good sweat and after I sucked in a whole lot of oxygen between exercises.  I once read an article that stated that no one ever says that they feel worse after working out, which is true, I did feel better and I’m glad I went.  I’m not sure how I will feel tomorrow… Even though Pirtle told me “it’s a lot of core” for bootcamp, I knew that I everything would end up hurting.  Here’s hoping tomorrow is a “lighter” day for the legs!

Until tomorrow,
Kimberly at Emerge

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