Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weight for me

I have to be honest, I’m frustrated beyond belief and can’t do anything about it.

I had a goal and that goal was actually coming to fruition prior to my surgery. Since then, obviously I haven’t been able to workout at all and I’ve been feeling the effects. And hating it!

In every way I know I’m thin. So understand that my frustrations might seem dumb to some but I can tell when I gain weight. It all likes to take residence in my hips and thighs and I just want to cry seeing all the hard work get lost as I sit on my butt day in and day out with my feet up.

I’ve started to do upper body again. Push ups, dips and ab ripper X, but its obviously doing little to the lower body which is where the weight has gone. Or doing anything for that matter anywhere since I’m not doing any cardio to contribute to the small workouts to make a difference.

So, I’m feeling gross. Like, extremely gross.

And please understand, I’m not doing the whole girl thing where I say, ‘I’m so fat’ just to get people to tell me I’m not fat. That’s the last thing I’m doing. Just needing to vent that I’m dying to get out and run the bleachers again. To workout and be toned like I was working so hard to be before.
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I never thought I’d be the type dying to workout but I’m just itching to go out there any way even though I’m not ready.

Do you guys ever run across this with yourselves? Where you can’t workout for a few weeks or months and just feel horrible?

How long can you go without working out before you can tell your body’s ‘softening’? What do you do to help the spirits?? ….besides eating cookies and chocolate, cause seriously, I’m already doing that.

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13 comments:

Live Joyful said...
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Live Joyful said...

I can entirely relate. I had a sinus surgery this past year and it has set back any and all goals I had. I have been on all sorts of medications and those medications have made my weight be all over the page ( well fluctuate about 15 pounds ) but I haven't been able to lose the 15 pounds that the steroids caused me to gain in the first place. Its very frustrating. It's almost been a year now.

I hope you have better luck and less frustration than I have had, but I've totally been there girl. Blessings!

Jennifer said...

I feel ya girl. Just because I'm thin doesn't mean I'm healthy. Working out is good for the body and I miss it after a while. I feel so much better when I work out! I hope you can get back up on your feet soon! I know the feeling!

Natalie said...

I know what you mean. I was away on vacation and didn't do anything active, and somehow that really depressed me. I dunno, there's just something about getting out and getting a little sweaty that just makes me feel good. Hope you can get back to your regular work-out routine soon =)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i feel for you! if i go 2 days without cardio i start feeling gross. can you just work on being able to do tons of pushups at one time? what about a stationary bike? or swim laps?i hope you are able to get on your feet running around soon!!

Katie said...

Oh girl...I feel you! My senior year of college I had to basically take off from all running and cardio for what I thought was NASTY IBS, but found out was endometriosis. It was killing me to just not be able to move and want to so badly! How are those feet feeling? The doc thought you'd be moving by now right?

angie on maui said...

Emily Grapes, (see, I told you that was going to be my standard greeting) you are not alone! Please don't be so hard on yourself. I mean, dude...you had foot surgery, AGAIN. Give yourself a break! Recovery takes time!

I totally "get" the emotional part of this, though. I know how difficult it is to see your body change and to watch your hard work fade over time, but the beautiful thing about our bodies is that they bounce back, and once you're back on your feet again - wow, I am really great with puns, huh? :) - you will find your rhythm again. And just so you know, when I gain weight, it ALWAYS goes straight to my hips and thighs first. I am a walking pear!

You might not be able to run just yet, but at least you are disciplined enough to be getting some form of exercise! That is more than most people can say, I assure you!

Hang in there, love. xo

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Lol... I'm feeling this way right NOW! We cancelled our gym membership to save mulah, and haven't signed up at a cheaper gym yet... unlike you, though, a physical condition isn't preventing me from exercising, it's just my lack of motivation and this darn HEAT! But I feel like I'm getting a little "soft" as you said, and I don't like it.

So basically, I have no advice for you. :P See what a great friend I am??

Ashley said...

I was just thinking about this very topic the other day...since I've been living out of a hotel for the last two weeks I've been slacking BIG time on my daily workouts! Ugh! Makes me sick and I can tell my clothes are feeling snug already! :(

GreenGirl said...

With my whole stomach fiasco nonsense this Fall it was impossible for me to workout without pain...
Ironically, I am/was the thinest I had been since freshman year in high school (tried on my prom dress and it looks good...).
I kept trying to run and would cry because after half a mile, I would be done.
It was about 3/4 months before I could start to work out...
Still, I could not finish my kickboxing class last Saturday...
SUCKS!
I know how you feel.
Perhaps just use some weights while on the couch??

Laura Elizabeth said...

I find that if you are a thin girl you often can't complain openly about feeling bleurgh about your body. It's such a double standard and I hate it!! I'm sorry you are feeling bleurgh about your body. But yes, you did have surgery so it is SUPER important not to push yourself too soon, as I'm sure it has been drummed into your head!

Shalyn said...

The worst thing is having the motivation and desire to be active and having no choice but not to- I am sorry! Makes me want to be more dilligent in going to the gym just because I am healthy and can! Hope you can get out there soon- good for you for still doing upper body stuff!

Christina said...

I just missed a week of running because I went on a 6 mi. bike ride on the day I was supposed to run, then ended up getting carried away by work. Really all I could do was get back on track. But I could feel it. I was tired...anyway, being a non-runner before, I obviously felt years of being out of shape, but even one week made me feel off my game. Crazy sauce!

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