4.12.2010

Oh yeeeeeah....basic training sucked!

(Real quick, as far as future plans...I am attempting to decide between personal trainer to obese and morbidly obese people or teaching women how to kick the crap out of people....In either case it will take a few years to get the necessary training, but i really need to think.  Maybe teaching morbidly obese people how to beat the crap out of people...
hmmmm...thoughts.)

 So, on to tonight's regularly scheduled blog.
It's all coming back to me now....
The pain that is...lol.
I did my 5.6 mile hike...
Now yesterday I did my workout...and then walked that extra mile with the dog...
I didn't know WHAT that did...or didn't do...
Until I was walking today.
I felt great until mile 5.
Then my legs started seizing.
like painfully.
It could have been the fact that I was stuck listening to that jason darullo (sp?) song over and over and over and over again..(because apparently Jason can't fathom that someone isn't in the club to dance....she wants 'love' and only he will do).  I think some DJ's have no imagination...or some major money is being funneled under tables somewhere...which would explain keysha's existence on the airwaves...
I digress.
But I started feeling what one might term PAIN coming down my last hill while jiggling and gyrating to carryout by timbaland and JT.
There I am, the only carry out I'll be getting in the near future... 
fashizzle.
When My legs started to feel a little herky jerky.
As I limped walked back to my husband's car I felt the need to lay down stretch . 
So I did...
I am still sore.
I am never sore.
ever.
I have upped my workouts obviously.
Last month I was doing two three and a half to four  mile walks and one 5.6 mile walk per week and the elliptical the other three days along with situps..
This has been upped to three 5.6 mile walks and in addition to the elliptical and situps on the other days, I am doing some upper body weights.
Plus that one mile with the dog on my elliptical days.
That rosy glow in my mind from that 18 pound weight loss in basic is slowly seeping away.
The reason I lost that weight was because I worked my @ss off.
As for that...last month I lost 5.5 lbs...all month.
This month I am at 2.5 lbs lost in 12 days. Maybe a bit more cause I hit a new low for my night time weight tonight that should translate to a lower number on the scale tomorrow morning.
What that means chickadees, is that it is obvious private Oursler Was A Slacker in March.
April will  be good for me.
So will May...Cause I have decided to extend it....basic that is.
Real basic isn't over in four weeks, and neither is mine.
It's obvious by my lack of any real physical discomfort that I haven't been pushing myself nearly hard enough.
Time to bring the pain...
(hugs)
Chris out...

22 comments:

snoconegirl said...

dont bring on too much pain..you dont want to actually hurt yourself..but you are doing superb..i love it..get some rest private..loveya,kelli

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Pain is the name of the game right now! Around the World is gonna kill me I swear it is, lol.

As for your future plans, I like the idea of helping obese people and maybe incorporating self defense for the female clients. Because think about it - how many overweight or obese women have actually been confident enough to take a self defense course? Just a thought...

Keep up the hard work! :)

midlife_swimmer said...

"Maybe teaching morbidly obese people how to beat the crap out of people...
hmmmm...thoughts.)"

hysterical imagery!

Rettakat said...

Thank you Chris, for the encouraging comment on my blog. I think you would be great at helping obese people see and reach their potential! And along the way, also give them pointers in self-defense. :-) So, you could have individual clients, AND fill in with group self-defense classes. It doesn't have to be either/or does it??

Loretta
=^..^=

Linda Pressman said...

I know what it's like to have a siezed-up limb. I've been working out on a completely numb foot for 10 years because I'm just obstinate enough to refuse to treat it - until it started siezing up on me! Now? MRI and NCV. Ugh. Like I don't know I have bulging discs from being fat for twenty-five years.

Sean Anderson said...

Bring it! I adore your future plans! Either way, it'll be extremely rewarding! Maybe figure out how to do both! Why choose?
Your legs...I hope they're better? Maybe you needed some electrolytes?? Some potassium? I don't know really---I don't understand it all---But it sounds like some kind of muscle failure---Like runners who "hit the wall" and are cured almost immediately when they get some of those things.
Hmmm...
You're doing amazing my friend---wow...basic training---I can't even imagine. I'd be afraid I'd cry in front of everyone---then my big macho cover would be blown. Who am I kidding---I'm not macho.

My best always
Sean

anne h said...

Grandma and grandpa we lying in bed,
One rolled over to the other and said,
Give me some, PT
Got to have it, PT

What fun times Basic Training was.
And a good way to "beat your feet!"

Robin said...

It occurs to me how often we offer up opinions when they are NOT asked for and this time you actually did ask, so I think I would go for the personal training gig to the obese folk. That is a journey you will have taken and you will be hope to them right from the start. Nothing you do was anything that they couldn't do. What they need is someone is someone to continually kick them in the butt and remind them why they are doing it and why they don't want that donut. As you get to know these people you will find out why they eat (probably). You will likely come to know them better than just about anyone else. And, if you think that their root problem dates to an abusive relationship of some kind, then you can make the call. You can tell that person about your choice to take a self-defense class and what it did for you. Taking a class and teaching one are two different things. You might want to encourage her to go to one. I think that you will find that each person's root problem will be different and it will be part of your "job" as trainer to help them repair the root. A self-defense class isn't going to be the solution for everyone. Some people just have people in their lives who suck their energy and make them feel bad about themselves. They have never physically threatened them. I have a friend whose mother constantly puts her down and makes her feel bad about herself. A self-defense class isn't the answer for that one. Things need to change in that relationship, but the answer isn't wrestling mom to the floor and anchoring her neck to the floor with your foot. Although, it would probably feel pretty good. I guess what I am getting at is you can do this and strictly be their trainer, but you will probably end up being their trainer/therapist before it is all said and done. I wouldn't try to be the actual therapist... I would shoot them in the direction of the person to best help them deal with their root problem. That was really long and I am not sure that it was helpful at all.

As for what you said on my blog... I maybe should have left Jackie out altogether if I wasn't going to give her the attention she deserved. I actually admire her a great deal. She was so classy and she never got bogged down in any of the ugly. I really should take to read more about her. I never pitied her. I just wondered if she knew what JFK was really like before she married him and if she still would have agreed if she'd known. I think he had her fooled and she got a nasty surprise. But she took it with grace.

Seth said...

I love your ideas. I like the idea of you training obese women. few different reasons.

1. There are lots of big women which means a financial gain.

2. Women need something different from their trainer. My take is that they need someone that has done it before and someone who can encourage them further.

3. You'd scare the poop out of them.

River said...

Teach ME how to beet the crap out of people then you can do whatever you want! Deal?
I like your options. I really hope you enjoy whatever you choose till the end.

And please don't hurt yourself.

TJ said...

Man that sounds like a hardcore workout!

PS- I think I feel up to going to weigh in (hope for a loss) but I am one of those people who is sick and STILL EATS! lol I had lots of brown rice, toast, and soup. So we shall see! :)

karen@fitnessjourney said...

That soreness tells you that you worked it hard. It annoys me to no end when people say this, but I'm going to say it anyway-it's a good kind of sore. LOL!

I think it is tres cool that you are thinking about becoming a PT or getting into the fitness industry. If your style of training is anything like your blog, I predict great success.

Melissa said...

ummm....ouch!

I do think that it's awesome that you are considering this though!

Kim said...

Yeah, if you didn't live states away, and if I had money, I'd be the first to sign up. :) I'd love working out Chris style. lol.
Also, your legs may have a build up of lactic acid. Burt's Bees makes a soak that addresses that issue. It's hugely therapeutic. If you don't have a place around you that sells it, here's the site so you can look at it. Look at the reviews too. It cost 10 dollars and it really works. Also, massaging the muscles in your legs will help release the lactic acid as well. :) Hope this helps and hope the pain gets better. Here's the site: http://www.burtsbees.com/natural-products/body-bath/therapeutic-bath-crystals.html

Putz said...

just tell me, you are not hungry today>>>i woudl just die ifin i knew you were hungry right now

The_Exquisite_Christine said...

Be careful with the pain thing. ♥

M Pax said...

I hurt my lower back / core 2 weeks ago by overdoing it. Took me until end of last week to start easing back with light aerobics. I'm finally starting to feel better. If I hadn't of been stupid and insisted on working out when I was still in pain, it probably would be all better by now. So, don't repeat the mistake I make over and over. That's the moral. LOL

M Pax said...

Did my comment post? I'm spacing out ... Hmmm, maybe I need more coffee.

Basically, I said don't repeat my stupidity and let yourself heal. You'll get better quicker and can get back at it quicker. A lesson I can't seem to learn.

Syl said...

I hope the pain goes away my friend.

Great plan as for your future, I think the thought of either one of those choices is great and know that you would do well at either on of them.

oh and as a ps. can I just say I love your humour :-)

Tara said...

Hoo-Rah!

Ice Queen said...

I vote for teaching morbidly obese people how to kick the crap out of people. *evil grin*

outdoor.mom said...

i'm with ice queen, i like the morbidly obese beating the crap out of people.