I went to the gym on Tuesday, then Thursday. *grins* and now weirdness has set in. My good hip is cramping, and my injured hip “pops.” It feels like the muscle catches on something and then releases like a rubber band. The funny thing is that after 5 min on the treadmill, my ARMS hurt.
Tuesday, I did the interval training on the stationary bike, lvl 3 and lvl 8 like earlier. Then the 5 min on the tread mill at lvl 1 speed and lvl 1 elevation. Thursday, I did the sit up, stand and twist exercise. I use the inclined bench. I hold a 10 pound weight on my chest while I lie on the bench, then I rise to a sitting position and stand up in one motion. Then I twist left and right without moving my hips then return to the lying down position again. I did 3 sets of 15. This was followed the 5 min on the treadmill on lvl 1 and 1. Argh!
The popping sensation doesn’t hurt, so I don’t think I’m tearing muscle, but it is annoying.
In case you’re wondering, and even if you’re not, I am monitoring my carb intake and protein. I cannot get enough protein without getting lots of fat. It seemed that I was awfully busy this week!!! But I continued to eat right. I went to bed before midnight every night I was so tired. I guess that’s a good thing as more sleep helps you realize you’re not desperate for food and on the hunt for a week. At least that’s how I understand the psychology.
What I don’t understand is that it’s not calories in versus calories out, or energy expended in working out, or strength in both voluntary and involuntary muscle that causes weight gain or loss…it’s psychology. I HATE psychology. I prefer math, statistics, biochemistry and physiology. There’s no “theory” there at least at the level I’m working at. It’s facts and numbers and chemical reactions and such. You can put the numbers to paper and do this and this and this and you get that result. But no….If your body thinks (that’s like saying if your pillow thinks, or your chair thinks…) that there may be a problem getting food, it will store up food for a rainy day. In other words, if you skip a meal, you get fatter. If your body thinks that it has to stay up longer in order to protect itself or look for food, it stores more food. In other words, if you stay up all night playing video games, you get fatter. Even if you don’t stay up all hours of the night and eat regularly, if you don’t eat enough calories, your body thinks to itself, “Self, this person is crazy, store up more food! We have no idea what’s coming up next!!!” and you get fatter. C’MON body! Get with the program! Do the MATH! You already have too much stored, and the rats are going to get it or it will spoil! (Body laughs knowingly…fat doesn’t spoil!) Yes it does, did you smell that old Crisco we threw out last week? (Body is shocked. Body isn’t very smart. Body is a pillow.) I want to smack Body. Body is not supposed to think. NOOOO, could it be? It ISN’T body that’s thinking!!! It’s OBE. (remember Obe? The name I gave to my sentient fat?) Obe laughs uproariously. (check my previous blog) “Obe! Look! A Donut!!!” Obe runs for the donut, I close the door and lock him in. Obe is not happy.