Weight: 188. pounds (up 0.2 pounds from last week, down 18.2 pounds total)
Waist: 35.25 inches (down 1.75 inches total)
Hips: 41.5 inches (down 3.5 inch total)
On diet: I was absolutely expecting to maintain this week and not lose much (or any) because I ate all kinds of crazy stuff all weekend. Skyline chili totally tastes as good as thin feels.
On NROLW: I tried lifting on Monday and was in agony after. I was supposed to do lunges and just froze because I knew it would hurt so much. My knee is not bouncing back the way I expected, so I finally scheduled an appointment with my doctor. I have a bone contusion and burstitis thanks to a strained hamstring at the knee. No squats or lunges for 2-3 weeks. I think I’m going to focus on upper body lifting for the next 3 weeks and then start NROLW stage 3 from the beginning with the knowledge that I might even do that stage twice. Unless someone who has done NROLW has a better suggestion?
On running: I tried to run yesterday AM and thought my knee might explode. I then ran about 0.2 miles with the dogs and stroller (in jeans no less) because it started pouring. That time it didn’t hurt. I think I lean more forward with the stroller, so focusing on a midfoot strike might be all I need to do to keep running. Dr. B said to “let pain be [my] guide” and that I could run as long as I’m not limping. I’m going to try running again tomorrow. If I make it through my scheduled 4.5 pain free then I’ll try my 8 on Saturday. Otherwise, I’ll reevaluate my plans for a half. I’m kind of frustrated though since this is the fifth half I’ve trained for and I’ve only run one thanks to pregnancy and injuries.
Speaking of injuries, I feel like I must be doing something wrong, but the injuries were either due to post-partum muscle weakness or specific falls. I think I might be too clumsy to function. It’s hard because I need to let my body recover, but I’m going nuts from not being able to do much. I also get stomachaches and depressed if I’m not exercising. Also also, I’m hungry and I feel like I don’t get to eat enough. When I workout I eat an extra 300-400 calories, so I have to be more careful and skip a snack if I’m not working out. That’s tough.
The good news? Umm, I’m still down over 18 pounds. I gained a little weight and was nowhere near 200. My pants are still falling off and I’ve started buying a few things in large instead of XL (by things, I mean stuff of the clearance rack at Marshall’s). I had to switch to smaller yoga pants during lifting so they didn’t fall off while I was working with large weights.