A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Muscles Feel Like Jello

Amy and I weren't able to go hiking today due to circumstances on her end.  But we're planning on going tomorrow morning.  The blue skies and sunshine have vanished once again.  I woke up to an overcast, rainy, dreary day.  I opted for a walk at the park instead as my additional exercise for the day.  I took Scarlette and we made it 3.5 miles.  I was still sore from the nearly 5 mile hike yesterday (back and legs), and Scarlette started pooping out on me around mile 3, so we wound up at 3.5 miles.  Not too shabby I guess.

I went to the gym tonight and did my workout.  10 min warm-up on the elliptical, then I ran through the exercise sheet 2x that Chris gave me...doing more reps than required on each exercise, and raising the weight on a couple of them, just like before.  Threw in 30 Mountain Climbers just for fun.  Then I did something a little different when I got on the treadmill tonight.  I grabbed a 5 lb. weight for each hand, and walked 15 mins on the treadmill with the weights in my hands.  That sh*t started hurting after the first minute, but I made it 15 mins.  When I got done and put the weights up, my arms felt light as a feather, like they would float away.  My whole body feels like jello right now.  Muscles are shaking and twitching and sore as all get out.  Makes me smile.  :)

Something else that makes me smile is that after a high calorie weekend, I finally reigned it back in today to a normal level and even a little under for me.  Calorie total for today is 1393.  Yay for self-control!!  This doesn't happen often enough, so I have to celebrate it when it does.  By the way, I didn't have to babysit for my sister tonight....that's why I'm posting on a Monday night, and another reason my calories are decent.  Thank God for small miracles.  It's time to hit the showers.  It's been a fantastic day, even with the crappy weather....fantastic because I made it that way.  I controlled the calories, I exercised 2 different times, I've got a soul-satisfying soreness in all my muscles, and a hot shower waiting on me.  Looking forward to tomorrow.  'Nite friends.  :)

Quote For the Day:

"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles."  -Claude M. Bristol


  1. I wanna feel like jell-o too! Great example you are giving us, Tammy!

  2. Oh Tammy, mountain climbers are NEVER fun! ;)

    Nice work getting to the gym - looks like you had a great workout!

  3. Awesome job controlling your calorie intake. I'm so impressed and sorta intimidated by your workouts. OMGosh that's ALOT! You go girl. Your awesome. Even though I've been sick and pressed for time and not commenting as much I'm still reading and cheering you on. Now that life has gone back to semi-normal I hope to be able to comment more again. :0)

  4. Sounds like an awesome day. And a wonderful workout. Walking with 5 lb weights is not easy. My arms are hurting after the 30 day shred using my 5lb weight. great job. With the exercise and the eating under calorie.

    Good for you for working out despite the ugly weather. Take care

  5. BIG BIG BIG VICTORY to indulge in the weekend and just get back on the routine 'horse' come monday.


    go you!!!


  6. Hi Tammy. Sounds like a wonderful day! It's great when you feel "soul-satisfied". The best feeling in fact. Hope today is just as good!

    Bearfriend xx

  7. haha U crack me up, "30 mountain climbers just for fun.".
    I am rooting for you for a great job offer soon, but it does occur to me that you are making very good use of your time while searching. Some of us even say that the losing weight/health & fitness part can BE like a part or FT job.
    When you get your job you will have already established the fitness part in to your day. Proud.

  8. you are doing so well! I'm so proud of you!!! Back when I lost 100 pounds, I used the weights on the treadmill. Thanks for the reminder. It's a great way to burn some extra calories and it gives you something to do while you walk and walk and walk :)
    Maybe this spring you and I should do a Kennesaw Mountain hike!!

  9. You are tearing it up at the gym, girl! Great work. Remember that if anything really hurts when you do it (not achy soreness but acute sharp pain) stop right away. That's how I got into trouble with my knees. I felt pain at times, so slowed a bit but continued. But the achiness and shakiness of new muscles being tweaked feels great! Congratulations on reining in the calories.

  10. Hurrah for self control!
    I find it really difficult to get motivated for exercise and keep the calories in check if I'm feeling down about the weather. So good for you! And what a workout too!
    And for the record, I too am jealous of your jello muscles.:-)

  11. You are really in the groove aren't you? It is great to see you doing so well Tammy, Keep it up hunni child xx

  12. Regarding the gym: you are a machine! Keep it up.

    And yay for no babysitting!

  13. Oh, I love JELLO and I love when my muscles feel all twitchy and spent from a good workout. Glad you had such a good day even though the weather didn't cooperate. YAY!