We’ve been doing a massive renovation of our house. I was scraping wallpaper, painting, moving furniture, packing, reorganizing, tossing large quantities of the things that were really really important that I hadn’t looked at in 2 decades. I hurt in every muscle for about 4 months! I got cramps in my back, in my arms and shoulders, my legs (from going up and down the ladders and balancing on the rungs) and my feet! There were times my toes wanted to cross each other, or the sole of my foot wanted to bend in 1/2! But NOW it’s DONE!
Now I can go to the gym on somewhat of a schedule! Yay?
I actually ran on the curve treadmill for 2 m. That’s two minutes, not two miles…and not continuously. I did 3 sets of 15 reps on the chest press (45 pounds), shoulder press (30 pounds) and lat pull machines (70 pounds). I did 3 sets of 15 woodchoppers on the rope machine at 15 pounds and 3 sets of 15 on the crunch machine at 90 pounds. Oh for crying in the mud. How can I still be sore if I was working all these muscles during the renovation?!!!
I tried Noom, but in the steps counter, I kept starting over because one day I’d be at 4500 steps and the next day at 185. I’m still at about 1200 calories/day–mostly yellow foods but sometimes I stray into the red zone. I’m allowed 350 cal of red food/day. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is 378 calories.
So now, I’m back to hungry and sore. How do I keep my attitude positive? My friends with fibromyalgia somehow manage to smile once in a while. I’m in awe!
I started this blog March of 2014. I was 208 pounds then, I’m at 214 now. I should change the name of the blog from “Measurable Progress” to “Measurable Change” because although things are changing, I’m really not progressing.
1 thought on “Back to the Gym”
After I workout, I feel great. I might be exhausted, but I feel happier. It’s weird.
Sometimes, even when I don’t feel like working out, when I finally end up doing it, I’m glad I did.