Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Alright - I took the advice of someone at work - an aerobics instructor... no less... and worked out last night even though my gut was telling me it was a bad idea.

I did my level 10 workout, but from the moment I climbed on the treadmill - my body rebelled. It was a struggle to get through it - and more than once I started to give myself permission to go finish the workout on the stationary bike.

I stuck with it though - but during the hard part - I had to back Jillian down a few notches. My left foot at that point felt like it was splitting in two... which I've felt before and it goes way when backing off the incline and speed a bit.

This morning however, I feel yucky... completely yucky! The nausea and general pain that I had on Sunday is back - the weepiness not so much... thank goodness.

I don't know what is going on, but ya'll - I had to fight to get us to the office today - and by us I mean both John and I since I'm driving the carpool while he continues to recover this week. I must have felt like nodding off a dozen times... and on the drive from his office to mine - I literally had to start slapping myself on the leg to keep myself awake. I did manage to get here safely - but it's been a LONG time since I had to struggle like that with my drive into the office.

I absolutely considered stopping at Starbucks, but I talked myself out of it - I was going to try a "healthier" drink, but I was so stuffed from my protein bar (which never tasted better!!) that I didn't really want to wash that feeling away at the time. So I trudged on... and gave myself permission to go back for lunch if I still feel the need for coffee then. It'll just replace my lunchtime meal if needed.

I didn't get any Bible reading done this morning because - well... I sort of dozed at my desk for the first hour I was here... nice, huh? I was completely in a daze and wouldn't have retained any information from reading my Bible passages anyway - so I'll just double up tomorrow. I'm already a week behind anyway. I keep aiming to catch up on the reading over the weekends, but it just hasn't happened yet.

My right foot is bothering me today a bit - which is weird because it was fine yesterday... oh who knows what is going on - I just know that I'm exhausted, feel like crud, and I'm shivering from working in an office that is trying to mirror what it feels like in the frozen tundra! Calgon... take me away!!!


  1. Boy you weren't kidding. I'm giving serious consideration to taking a nap right now. I think once I go home for lunch that'll be it for me. I don't think I'm coming back. I'm having a tough time keeping focused and awake. I hope you feel better.

  2. Hey, if you've been doing extremely low or no carb, and working out with Jillian at a "10", then it's no wonder you feel like Kah-kah!

    If you have no carbohydrates in your system, you body is forced to convert fat for energy if there is no quicker source found.

    The first few days of working out low-carb can leave you feeling really yucky. The good thing is, it does subside.

    As for the foot, could be soreness just from the workout. My soreness appears nearly 24 hours after my last workout. Although I'm still feeling my legs from running on Sunday night!

  3. I agree with Donnna - you will feel completely drained at first!!

    Sorry you're having such a rough morning.. I hit snooze 3 times myself today. I hate those days!

    Hope your foot feels better soon!

  4. I agree too! You've changed your body make up and your body is freaking out trying to figure what resources to use! This is good! PLUS, you've just gone through the 5DPT and that's gotta take it out of you! Push on through. I know you can. I'm sure it'll get better!

    Be careful with the food. You don't want an injury!!!

  5. Hmm, I woulda said the flu but I have never done no carbs. It is hard enough for me to give up flour.

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! What's on my mind today?

    Kim, I meant 'FOOT' not FOOD!!!!

    Guess I'm feeling a little deprived today?


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