Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wow...last night's workout sucked.
Despite walking 38 miles last week which might not be much for runners but for at home dvd'ers like us, it was quite a feat. Every day we were sore and our hips hurt or my leg muscles were giving me a little grief but I was cool with it because walking just isn't something I do much. It also gave us a false sense that we were doing cardio and honestly except for a few times, it wasn't heart pumping. So you know, why bother using the resistance bands we brought or doing any extra cardio? The end result?
We ate an embarrassing amount of food. That whole mentality of hitting the places we loved before, trying places we missed then being pissed that the places we tried sucked and that sense of entitlement of something better. Ugh. We both are so friggin' bloated. The hollower places like my thighs, the weird dents in my gut and my calves are all puffed up but do you think some of the bulk could go to my deflated boobs? NOOOOO.
So last night was our first "real" cardio workout since we got back and I thought I was fine through most of it but man it was just like the further along we got the more sluggish we felt. I felt so heavy. I mean every punch and kick of this familiar workout felt like lead. My fat swung different when I'd do speedbags. Just ridiculous crap. No, I don't know how much we gained. We know we're not in a place mentally to hop on the scale. I think it could really derail us. We're at a weird point...fragile almost. So we're giving ourselves 2 weeks to be back on track before weighing in so the bloat has time to get out and we can examine how much actual weight has stuck around. It ain't gonna be pretty folks.
I'm looking forward to rebuilding our stamina and getting back to feeling like I'm not wading through waller.
Do you feel sluggish when you return to your normal routine after lightening your workout load for a short period of time?
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