I must be getting OLD!
by, 09-27-2009 at 01:53 PM (2874 Views)
As I have posted I started Karate 2 weeks ago. I Love it! The first Monday I was so sore after, but by Thursday it was a dull ache, and Thursday work out didn't make it worse.
SO last Monday I go back. My stomach muscles were really sore, leg raises were next to impossible, we'd done 100 the week before, and I hadn't noticed that they were sore... but I wasn't using them that way.
So we move to sit ups. That was SO hard. I was barely able to do it. Well, on the last one... I went to sit up and I felt like I had been stabbed. It hurt front to back, and it was a white flash in my eyes it was so intense. And after that it didn't stop. It felt like the pain of a contraction while in intense labor. Maybe even worse since there was no reprieve. It didn't go away. I went to sit out,and watch everyone do yoga(I LOVE yoga) before moving on to technique. It hurt to sit, so I went home. It hurt to drive the standard, it hurt to breathe, sneezing made me cry. I was in so much pain. SO I get home, take advil, a hot water bottle and laydown. I couldn't roll over to the left, sit up.
Ends up I tore an abdominal muscle! SITTING UP! I must definitely be getting old. So, the treatment for a torn muscle is rest it, don't use it....lol. How do you not use a stomach muscle? You use it to breathe, sit stand. So it's an injury that takes long, not like a leg, that you can avoid walking on, or an arm you can sling. Thankfully, I am healing. I can sneeze without crying now, I can roll over at night without waking. But to sit up, it still hurts, so I will not be doing sit ups or crunches or leg raises any time soon. I took Thursday off from Karate, but will return tomorrow. I will speak to my Sensei and we will modify my work out, and maybe next week start using them a little more, if the pain is gone, don't want to re-injure, not something we want to need surgery on. But i feel so weak now.
BUT, that said, I am down 3lbs since starting Karate, and THIS week is the first that I've been altering my eating habits.
This is going off a little, but speaking of WeightLoss... has anyone been watching Dr. Oz? I am NOT a talk show person. In truth, I watch 2 shows all week, Grey's anatomy and House(there's just something about the crabby persona that is appealing). Everything else, take or leave it. And of course BOTH are on my karate nights..lol
But anyway. I absolutely LOVE this show! Some of it take it or leave it, but his advice is so natural. Healing foods, things to avoid, exercises to try. AND HE DEMONSTRATES! He thinks nothing of laying down and showing a crunch variation to help a woman lose a tummy "pooch"(her words).
I so wish more dr. were as common sense.
I'm following his weightloss challenge with the football moms. I am doing the whole thing. This is a promise to me. I am even booking a physical, which I have been putting off for about 6 years. I know BAD. But I am doing it.
I need to get in shape, and I need to drag one of my daughters with me. Poor gal is my carbon copy. From hair, facial shape, and now build. And she is gaining weight.
At the end of October, I'm taking a running clinic. I will start getting her to train with me. Get her doing the run/walk 2 times a week with me(for company) will help her out. She is in sports, but is a goalie, so doesn't get near as much cardio as she needs.
And... believe it or not, I'm taking a Ringette coaching clinic. It is only a weekend, but when my youngest starts, I'll be able to be a coach for her. So I am also looking for adult skating lessons since my skating ability is limited.
This is the year I am getting physical. *Maybe* next year, I'll play ringette shinny with the ladies. Then I won't need to focus as much as how much I take in, quality is still important, i want junk out of my house, but not have to measure everything so carefully. But when you barely move, it is VERY important.
I'm going to be come that mom that I admire and envy. The one that bounces in a class room, glowing with energy and looks great in ANYTHING. I'm tired of being the cute but dumpy mom and tired mom.
It's coming together.