First off, for those of you wondering, that's Italian for 1, 2, 3; not Spanish. Secondly, YES I WALKED THREE MILES ON A TREADMILL LAST NIGHT!!!! Plus I had to walk up to the office where the workout room is located so I was huffing and puffing by the time I got there, then had to walk to the mailbox in the center of the complex, and home again after the workout. About 20 minutes after I got home last night, the pain hit. It's been awhile since I've really worked-out to the point of pain and I have to say; pain is really the reward for working out is it not? I've missed it! Who wants to bust their butt and break a sweat only to feel like they didn't do anything at all an hour later, or even the next day?
So last night when I stood up after resting on the sofa I realized that the muscles on the insides of my thighs were so sore and swollen that it felt like I had a tennis ball between my legs. I had a blast but I need to find my charger for my iPod and get it ready because the gym has one TV with no sound and it was showing college football. Bleh! Today I had to crawl from my bed to my office and I can barely lift my arms enough to brush my hair. I got some crunches in during lunch but "Temptation" wants to go to a movie tonight so I think I'm going to take it easy and let myself heal a little.
"Temptation" called me away from my computer for a minute just now to show me a segment on a morning show featuring a guy named David ZincZenko, author of the book "Eat This Not That". He was showing various foods from chain restaurants and listing their calorie, fat, and sodium levels; then suggesting alternative dishes from the same restaurants. One item he featured on the segment was an 8" deep dish pizza from Uno's (a Chicago restaurant); that had 2,500 calories. Now I know why I gained so much flipping weight when I lived in Chicago! I used to eat at Uno's ALL THE TIME! In one little sitting I was eating more than the average daily caloric intake for a healthy person!!! HOLY COW!!!
I'm going to get his book and I will more than likely be sharing some info with all of you. If it's really, really good I will let you all know in case you want to grab a copy for yourselves.
4 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/ creamer
1 cup canned veggies
1 cup tabouli
22 berry poppy seed crackers
1 foot long grilled chicken sub
>>9 grain bread
>>teenie bit of light mayo
>>vinegar (my usual)
1/4 cup of fat free frozen yogurt (shared with "Temptation")
Daily Caloric Intake: 1232
walked 1 mile (not sure of speed, wasn't on treadmill but it was very slow)
Daily Caloric Burn: Unknown
Today I had to crawl from my bed to my office for work this morning because my legs were seized when I woke up. I had trouble raising my arms to brush my hair because my arms still hurt so much. My glutes are so tight and sore from last night's treadmill love-affair that sitting through the latest Harry Potter movie was like sitting on a bed of nails. I forced myself to do some crunches during my lunch break because my stomach is about the only thing that doesn't hurt right now. Even my hands hurt from all the crocheting I've been doing every night on the blanket I am making for "Temptation" but that's arthritis pain, deep down in the bones. I developed a major blister on the back of my left heel so I had to wear flip-flops to the movie in spite of the cold. But my calorie intake the past two or three days has been low so I am going to do my very best to not feel guilty about not getting much done, physically, today. And I am going to promise that tomorrow, blister or no blister, my ass will be back on that treadmill. I may or may not be doing 3 mph ... but I WILL be doing SOMETHING!