Saturday, July 23, 2011

Not Funny at the time...but hilarious now

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.

2 comments:

  1. Well, you won't feel so bad when I tell you I get these 4-5 times a week. It is related to my last back surgery because ever since then its been a chronic problem and usually happens at night when I let my right leg gets cold. Yeah... weird.

    I've learned how to relieve them. I usually am sleeping when it happens but I have to jump out of bed and try to stand on my heel while holding on to something to help me push down. It doesn't always work right away but I had to learn how to do it by myself.

    I would take your incident over my multiple incidents anyday :-)

    Great job on the exercise and the food sounds so yummy.

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  2. I'm glad your sister came to help. It's so nice to have a pool to use but do remember to stretch. Your diet and exercise are working wonders. Keep up the great work.
    Take care and God Bless!

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