I think that will be my new motto at the moment! It is interesting to me how that is happening – sometimes frustrating, but I will be alright. The saga of my water retention and “fake weight” gain continues. I don’t know what he was talking about “fake weight” it sure does feel real when I put on my pants and they are a little more snug each week! Once again, I think I would be A-OK with this transition if I weren’t so dang uncomfortable in my work pants. They are tight in the hips which makes my pockets stick out; it’s real cute. They are tight in my hips because I have large quads and bum…which I don’t mind, it is just not ideal when I don’t know how big they are going to be any given day! Plus our work pants are not made for people with any kind of bum; I think they are made for very slender people…and let’s face it – that ain’t me! I go to the see nutritionist on Tuesday and I have called to let him know that the water retention is frustrating me and I would like to take care of that, so I am hoping he has something for me when I go I in and I don’t have to wait for shipping and all of that jazz.
I called about the water retention for a few reasons; first was obviously for the frustration in not knowing if my clothes are going to fit. I am going to be honest, I haven’t tried to put on a pair of jeans in a long time. Stretchy workout pants and maxi dresses are definitely my go-to outfits these days. I would probably do this anyways, but I definitely don’t want to deal with the possibility of an emotional breakdown because none of my jeans fit. I am getting better – but I’m not there yet! My second reason for calling him was about health concerns from water retention. I started doing some searching (bad idea, I know) and read about some of the health implications that can happen from retaining water. I have been having chest tightness and even needed my inhaler recently, which hasn’t happened in a long time. I read that this could be a side effect of water retention because of fluid around the organs – o my! So, that needs to be addressed…quickly. If he doesn’t have an answer I will be heading back to my nurse practitioner to get lab work done and check my renal function again, just to be safe. I will let my nutritionist have one more shot, then off for another opinion!
Side note: The news is on while I am tying this and they just did a story over an 8” spider…the size of our face. No. Ma’am. Not OK! At least they can’t fly?
Another side note: I bought more colorful socks to wear to work. I have to make a statement somehow in my work uniform, right? I am excited about them…don’t judge.
O my WOD!
I have officially been a member of a crossfit gym for a week now, and have been to 5 classes. Good stuff! I have really enjoyed the gym and thought the workouts have been very challenging. It has been a reminder of how out of shape I have allowed myself to get due to this whole full-time job situation. I can’t blame it all on the job, a lot of it is that I have not motivated myself to workout and push myself as hard as I need to…but I like to use the job excuse 🙂
This is just a starting point, and reminds me I have a lot to improve upon. Maybe I will be a games competitor in 2014! (…or 2015)
Speaking of a games competitor – I told a guy at Bible study on Tuesday that I was going to compete next year and he laughed! How rude! OK, I couldn’t say it without laughing, but he could have at least not laughed….
Anywho, the workouts have been intense but I haven’t been as sore as I was expecting. My abs were sore after Tuesday night’s workout, but that is really all I have noticed. Maybe I am not using enough weight, but I didn’t think that I was going to make it through all of the thrusters during Thursday’s workout. I also have my first CF injuries; I have bruises on my shin from the sumo deadlift high pulls, a blister on my thumb from the pull-ups and thrusters, and a bruise on my left thigh…which I am really not sure where it came from. Another girl at the gym has the same thing and we couldn’t figure out how we managed to do that. I will be paying more attention to my form to see what is going on there…if I can.
So yes; my pants are getting tighter but my days are getting brighter. God continues to amaze me with the daily blessings that He places all around us. I look forward to the end of the workday so I get to head to the gym and be around a group of people who are interested in similar things and ready to break a sweat. O, good stuff. Just have to keep your eyes open!