Boot Camp and running for the week, that is. Woke up yesterday morning and found it almost impossible to get out of bed. My left foot was swollen and the ankle totally locked. And why we ask? Who knows...no running or anything on the weekend. Boot Camp was on Friday, and all I could think was that I turned it on a root or rock, but then it should have hurt Friday night and Saturday. But not till Monday??? Hobbled into work - took 20 minutes longer than my usual walk does - and called the chiropractor, who got me in shortly. Dr. Jay made me cry!!! They've bent me in directions my body isn't meant to go before, but this HURT!!! He sent me on my way with strict orders to ice and keep moving (the ankle...up and down, back and forth). I bought a bag of frozen peas on the way back to work and sat with that on my ankle till they melted. Iced at home, kept the foot up, and skipped Boot Camp.
This morning I decided that I would take the week off of Boot Camp and it's FREAKING KILLING ME!!! Okay, so it took another 40 minutes to walk in this morning, and the ankle hurt all day, but come on! I had a regular chiro appointment today, and Dave - kind, gentle soul Dave looked after me. No tears today, and he managed to work out the lock. I walked almost like a normal person on the way home. He gave me some exercises to do, and I go back on Thursday. Right now it doesn't feel bad, but man, it's exhausting to limp all day! I am beat!!
Dinner was a bit of a hodge-podge as a result - some grilled buffalo wieners, some multi-grain bread and some dips. Just didn't want to stand in the kitchen. I did pick up some pork loin to make a stew that sounds awesome, which I'll throw in the slow cooker tomorrow. It was supposed to be lamb shoulder, but at $22, I decided on $6 for the pork!
As I'm typing this out, I've got the Biggest Loser on in the background...so, when we scratch our heads and wonder why we have such a skewed perception on weight loss, let's discuss these people who are devastated and demoralized because they "only" lost 4 or 5 pounds in a week. One guy looks suicidal, for crying out loud!!! I understand they train 24/7 and are told what to eat and when, but come on people...1 to 2 pounds a week is HEALTHY. Why does no one else believe that?? And I have absolutely no respect for the Biggest Bi-otch Jillian...she stands there all smug and attitude, knowing she's hawking pills that will just perpetrate the weight problem in America, not fix it. Hack.
Okay...I'm off to grab my ice bag, do some heel rotations (which are dang hard) and hit the sack.
Oh...by the way - even though the 15-week challenge basically dissolved into oblivion, I still tracked my weekly weight, and since today would have been week 15, I am proud to say I lost a total of 21.6 pounds since starting! Yay me.
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