…And…I’m Still Limping

I realized on Monday how much of an ass-kicking I got on Saturday’s workout. I did:

30 squats (warm up)

30 jump squats (warm up)

30 medicine ball squats (warm up)

60 pull-ups with the band (60!!!!)

60 tire jumps/step-ups

60 squat/medicine ball tosses

60!!! 60 pull-ups? I’m amazed by that number. Truly amazed that I was able to do it–and even more amazed that my upper body is not sore at all.

All those squats sound devastating, don’t they? I can’t believe I did that. No wonder I’m still crippled! Monday morning I slapped on some of those heat patches on my thighs and then headed to work. I walked across the Hawthorne Bridge to work (about 1.9 miles) and I was stiff, sore and slow. The walk helped loosen me up a bit but sitting at work all day didn’t help much. I was hobbling and limping everywhere.

Monday was a Rest Day. Thankfully I had steak for dinner. I was really craving steak and I knew the protein would help me heal (should have eaten it Sunday honestly).

I made a really delicious marinade: Worcestershire,  Soy Sauce, Teriyaki sauce, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, freshly sliced garlic and a little onion powder. I baked Michael and I sweet potatoes brushed with Grape Seed Oil.


I weighed the sweet potatoes so I could accurately calculate the calories. There was a large potato and a smaller one.

The bigger one (Michael’s) was 250 grams, so a little bigger serving. Mine was 200 grams and that is 180 calories. That’s one of the things I love about sweet potatoes: less calories than a white potato.

I topped the sauteed asparagus with salt, pepper and fresh Parmesan. The steak was a very thin New York Strip. The marinade was fantastic and we loved the steaks.

I also had a glass of red wine. Michael’s stepbrother Doug had given us this bottle of wine for Christmas:

2007 Steltzner Claret. It was a lovely, bold red wine! But I restrained myself and only had one glass since it was a Rest Day (and I wanted to save room for cookies!).

Anyone else watching the new Top Chef Masters? I don’t like it as much as the regular show but it’s a good alternative to nothing until the new season starts. We watched the new episode and then I got ready for bed. Poor Michael had to endure the aromas of Icy Hot.

I slapped on an Icy Hot patch on both my thighs and crawled into bed. Don’t judge the super sexxxxy white socks. 🙂

It worked wonders! I woke up Tuesday to much less pain and soreness. I’m going to try and walk it out some more today, maybe the bike will help.

My plan for the next few weeks: incorporate the moves Christian taught me at a smaller scale. I’ll start with 20 squats, then the following week 30, and so on. My hope is that by the next time I head over to his gym I’ll be a little more prepared (and perhaps less sore afterward).


QUESTION: Do you measure your food?





12 Responses

  1. I do measure my food when I’m being “good.” With WW, there are different points values for different sized foods – so a “small potato” has 2 pts, a “large potato” has 4. I like to measure it to figure out whether what I imagine as small is the same by their definition!

    1. I would much rather measure my food than try and estimate what is considered “big” or “small.” Especially because I’m usually wrong! That sweet potato that was 250 grams LOOKED small to me. I thought it would be under a serving but it was over.

  2. I definitely try to measure things when I’m at home. My Fiance hates it because there is always dirty measuring spoons and cups all over the place. I also have a digital scale and love it.

    1. I try to measure what I can. There are things that I REALLY have to be diligent about measuring. Like peanut butter for example. It’s surprisingly easy to eat like 3 servings of peanut butter when you don’t measure. 🙂

    1. Nuts are really hard! It’s easy to eat 3 servings and not even realize it. I think 9 almonds is a serving size? Yet it’s easy to just grab a handful and eat them all.

  3. 60 pull-ups….that is awesome! My trainer said that we’d be incorporating the gravitron (i think that’s the machine used for pull-ups) soon and I’m scared!!

    Like the other commenters, I tend to measure the things that could be troublesome for me and then not the others. I don’t get super technical. I prefer to use my digital scale over measuring cups. I like that I can zero it out with whatever is already on the scale in order to measure multiple items in a bowl. Very helpful when making yogurt/fruit/granola parfaits!

    1. I use the Gravitron machine at my gym too. It’s way different than using the stretchy band I did on Saturday! Wow what a difference!

      I wish I had a digital scale that was larger than what I currently have.

    1. I think it has! 6 months of regular upper body weight training = not sore. In fact, I was more sore the day after my massage because he worked on my neck pain than I was because of lifting! Nuts!

  4. I measure my food except for most fruit and some veggies. I do weigh potatoes, and I check things like apples and pears occasionally just to keep a portion eye on them.

    I weigh all other things even if I am not in losing mode because I get portion distortion big time. I tablespoon of PB becomes heaping, which can add up fast!

    1. You are SOOO right! I totally get portion distortion. I think “This is totally a serving.” When in reality it’s probably 2! A good way I remind myself is I eat a few Lean Cuisines for lunch at work and then remember “Oh yeah, THIS is a serving size….” 🙂

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