In the past 4 weeks I have lost 12 lbs. I credit this to low calorie counts, eating many fresh fruits/veggies, lots of water, and last but not least, I have actually been working out! (go me) ;)
I am mixing it up so that I do not get bored, since I tend to get tired of the same thing over and over.
So, I joined a $10 per month gym that is only 3 minutes from my house. I really enjoy it so far. We also have a lot of work out equipment at home so I take advantage of that too.
My mother-in-law has a pool next door so swimming has been a great and easy way to get my body moving. My sister Rachel also has a pool, so now for the funny part.
On Thursday, Rachel invited me over for a swim and lunch date at her place. I felt totally spoiled. She made me the yummiest hamburger on whole wheat flat bread. She also whipped up a batch of biggest loser texas caviar which included corn, black beans, cilantro, tomatoes among other ingredients. It was delicious with baked chips. For dessert we enjoyed a fresh bowl of mixed fruit.
Before lunch we swam, and after we hung out I decided to sneak in a work out while she was cooking lunch. She suggested that I run circles around the pool as fast as I can, then go back against the water in the opposite direction. So I took off, fast as lightening. It felt great! I could tell that it was working....a great workout with no sweat and no pain! This is awesome I remember thinking!!! That is....until.....
THE CHARLIE HORSE FROM HELL HIT ME IN MY RIGHT CALF.
I cried, twisted and turned, yelled for help, no help. Rachel was inside cooking. Why wont this stupid thing go away???? They usually go away really quick. Finally after I yelled her name several times, my sister came to my rescue. She stretched my muscle back, and I finally gained some relief. BUT everytime I tried to climb out of the pool, it would LOCK up again. It did this a total of 5 times before I could get out. My poor little claf feels like a boxer has used it as their punching bag. Even today, it is sooooo sore.
Lesson learned: STRETCH before going balls to the wall in a pool work out extravaganza! AND, gradually work into it in the first place.