Being Awake Hurts.

I’m sitting here trying to figure out the last time I was this tired.

I mean, how is it physically possible to feel this way?

Every. single. muscle. is. on. fire.

It took whatever spare energy left in my body to disturb my nap and drag myself out of bed to write this post. You’re most welcome. 😛

Ugh.

Yesterday’s workout was so brutal, even my DNA aches. 💀

The one thing I will say about working out at night opposed to first thing in the morning is that I have way more energy later in the day. If not for this solitary truth, I’m sure yesterday’s impromptu workout session would have gone completely different.

Still, this has done nothing to help my body stop acting as though it were hit by a train. 🚂

Yesterday’s Workout: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Full body dance cardio and toning. Body weight only–no equipment.

Today’s Workout: Go Away.

Overall, yesterday went extremely well, especially since I had originally planned to make it a rest day. Pulling myself together for a 90-minute workout as late as I did was a downright miracle, but at least I didn’t squander the excess energy I had. I went hard.

As pumped as I was, the workout wasn’t without some problematic mishaps. Sometime around the 100th squat they had me do, a mysterious muscle on my right side literally locked up on itself. I suppose I was all squatted out. No matter how hard I tried to bend down, my body was NOT having it.

When it comes to muscles, I’m truly not well versed. As much as I have tried to figure out the cause of last night’s commotion, all I know is that it’s sort of where the lowest part of the back meets the most upper part of the glutes. Perhaps one of you knows what muscle I am talking about (if so, please let me know). It’s sort of hard to Google how to properly stretch the area if I don’t even know what it’s called, lol.

Whatever it’s called, it should be called agony.

Even though my ability to squat down was temporarily impaired for a few minutes, it eventually eased up and gave another random pain room to shine.

About forty to fifty minutes into the class, the muscles on the right side of my chest started freaking out as well. They were really tight, so every time we had to work on the chest (which was quite often) or rotate our arms, I would have to fight the urge to double over in pain. Essentially, my muscles were trying to go on strike last night. Fortunately, it would only last for 10 to 15 minutes before easing up. I couldn’t have been happier.

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The absolute worst/hardest part of last night’s workout had to be the floor exercises. Err… wall exercises. The instructor finally gave wall modifications for people who don’t want to abuse their knees (Better late than never!), so that was really helpful. However, it is never a fun time when donkey kicks are involved.

Those lasted so long, I thought the world was coming to an end. I have no idea how I managed to do as many as I did; my legs and glutes were absolutely spent by that point of the class.

The only comfort I had during that time was being able to see that nearly half the class was visibly as worn out and crippled as I was! I didn’t feel half as bad when I saw that. Even still, by the time the class ended, I could hardly make it to the shower.

Needless to say, I got the workout of my life yesterday. As many times as I have taken one of those classes, my body never gets used to the movements, which is awesome. And since my treadmill is (begrudgingly) “out of order” still, it has been a tremendous blessing to have such a good cardio workout available at my fingertips whenever I’m up for it.

The downside? I was so exhausted last night that once I got into bed, I couldn’t move. In fact, I passed out so fast after lying down that I woke up confused about where I was. The lights in the room were still on (I had been too tired to lean over and turn them off) and my body was hanging off the side of the bed. I knew I wouldn’t be able to workout today, and I was right.

Today’s Consumption: 1 grilled pork chop, potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad.

Although I didn’t eat as much as I normally do (I still have over 500 calories left for the day, which I will be using as soon as this is posted), the foods I picked out did a great job of keeping me satisfied (unlike yesterday’s half burger lol).

I don’t eat pork very often, but today’s pork chop came out awesome on my new indoor grill (it’s amazing). It was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The chops were cut really thin, so at first, I was slightly worried that grilling them may cause them to dry out. I couldn’t have been more wrong though; they weren’t the least bit dry or overcooked.

All in all, today was a great rest day. I finally took the time to massage my calves and (hopefully) banish all of that awful tightness I’ve been fussing with. I stretched a bit and even found time for a glorious (and very much needed) nap.

It has been my goal to fit more sleep into my day whenever and however I can since sleep is so critical to the process of losing weight. I don’t always sleep the best at night or even get to bed at a decent time, so naps are the best I can do at times. By the time I crawled into bed to catch up on some rest, I was gone to the world.

Unfortunately, I napped much longer than I had anticipated; I nearly forgot to post! However, I made it and as always, I’m glad I had a chance to share another day of my wacky weight loss with everyone. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed it too. Until tomorrow! ❤️

Today was Day 9.

Ouch. 🤕


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