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Aches and pains

I threw some lunges into my routine on Wednesday and yesterday my knees were NOT HAPPY about it at all.

This morning I tried to flex my foot when I woke up and instigated a muscle spam so intense I woke up hubby with my gasping and as soon as it subsided I made a bee-line for the bathroom to soak it, and downed Ibuprofen and Flexeril as quickly as I could.

Peggy is trying to get me to stop running and Hubby is backing her up, although he's not so thrilled that she thinks I'm biking too much.

Sorry both of you...I need cardio. Can you imagine how bad things could get if I went back into a dumpster dive and WASN'T exercising?

So today I got out on the bike for 10.96 miles before work and tomorrow I'm going to "stack" my workouts and try for some runnings miles. Hopefully if I can keep the paleo up, I'll soon be leaning out. (As opposed to being on MSNBC and leaning forward.)

I'm probably listening to too many paleo oriented pod-casts. I have no interest in doing Cross-fit, but I love the lingo. Also hearing all the Cross-fitters crowing about their PR's MAY have contributed to my really pushing some extra weight yesterday and throwing a seat of dead-lifts into the circuit.

I'm going to give the nuts and avocados and maybe even sweet potatoes one more try as part of the Whole30 I'm doing, just to have some options for changing things up. As long as I'm in "Leave it alone, don't touch" mind about the sugar and refined carbs, I'm going doing the fattier stuff in their weighed and measured quantities. Once the bad thoughts slip back in and I'm on Binge Mission or fending one off...then it all becomes shovel food.


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Jun. 6th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could mix it up with some swimming or some other low-impact cardio?
Jun. 6th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
I don't really have regular access to a pool right now...and even a "machine" day at the gym like Stair Master or EFX Crosstrainer, isn't going to provide the sustained calorie burn or keep me going long enough.

Plus my swimming sucks.
Jun. 7th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm concerned...this sounds a little like addict behavior. I asked my sponsor about a fairly mundane activity that had taken over my life. "Does it [physically]hurt?" he asked. The answer was yes. I stopped cold turkey. Not that you should do that, but ask yourself that question.

Is fitness your new fandom?

Edited at 2014-06-07 12:51 am (UTC)
Jun. 7th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
Is fitness your new fandom?

It has been for a long time. It's the same energy.
Jun. 7th, 2014 01:43 am (UTC)
I get that! At least with this you interact with the outside world.

Edited at 2014-06-07 01:43 am (UTC)
Jun. 7th, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
This is the way I see it: if you keep running and biking at this level it's likely you're going to do yourself a grave injury, get a stress fracture, and put yourself out of commission. So, then, you'd be physically incapable of exercising.

Wouldn't it make more sense to cut back a little? Find a lower impact cardio activity?

I think I agree with your husband in that you need to go find a therapist who works for you. This isn't sustainable and I'm worried about you.

Edited at 2014-06-07 03:11 am (UTC)
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