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Bully, the Angry, Petty, evil Blister!!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Here he is. Bully the Blister. He's angrier than ever!!
I went to the gym and did my circuit training. How could I not? I was buoyed by a 6 pound weight loss! Ok...TECHNICALLY it was a 1 pound gain--> I gained 7 pounds in 4 days, between last Wednesday's initial weigh-in and last Saturday, but because both Spark Coaches and others assured me that this can happen to people with a significant amount of weight to lose (apparently my muscles were hoarding water), and ONLY because it was suggested that I reset my initial weight to 7 pounds heavier for motivational purposes, I did it. I will never do it again, and felt ok with it since I'm not on a competitive team. I just wanted to see that little kickboxing chick move to the right a bit...so I'm counting it as a 6 pound loss.
Anywho...I went to the gym and did my circuit. I felt ok, and Bully (my least-favorite blister) was behaving. I decided to try the Arc machine. It's like an elliptical, but, I know this will be hard to believe, MUCH more torturous! (Seriously! i watched others on them...it seemed easy-peasy! it looked like the same motion as "The Gazelle", which i had no problem with at my Mom's. SOOOO wrong!) I'm not ready for that guy yet. I suffered through 5 minutes, then decided to find something less cruel.
I wanted to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio. My thighs were screaming, I could almost hear them, from the Arc Trainer, so it was bike or walk. I figured my thighs would be annoyed with me if I did either of the bike options, so walk it was.
I THOUGHT it would be ok. Bully the (evilly deceptive) Blister was there, but just feeling grossly squishy, so I thought it would be ok to do the treadmill. Oh, how wrong I was! I angered the beast! This blister decided to lay in wait, not announce its annoyance with my walking on it until I got home. I guess the 20 minute drive from the gym gave it time to think of how to torture me and possibly derail my progress. It hurt like heck walking into the house, and to the shower, and to the couch...EVERYWHERE!
I know I want to do cardio today, but I may just have to suck it up and take Thursday off. I haven't been able to sleep tonight, but can't sleep in and ask my husband to get the kiddoes ready for school--we have a meeting at the school at 8. I COULD go straight to the gym from there and do the bike. It depends on how tired I feel after being up too late.
Or, maybe I'll give in to Bully the Blister this one time and take the day off. I'll just have to see what the day brings...
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  • no profile photo CD13894524
    emoticon I know how blisters are I had 4 at one time 2 one each heel. They hurt so bad that I couldn't wear proper shoes for a week. I agree with the other pop it. Hope you feel better soon.
    2196 days ago
    Yikes - that looks like that it should hurt like crazy! I've resorted to popping a few of those buggers in my time - but, like CHRISTINATODAY, I'm also no MD - she does bring up a good point about modifying exercises (I've done that myself at times when I've felt a bit sore or out or sorts, but not enough to justify a "day off" form exercise......

    However you handle "Bully", I wish you the best!
    2197 days ago
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    I would pop the blister. But, I'm no doctor.

    Well done with the gym. You are trying. I suppose biking (or swimming? if the gym has a pool) would be an option.
    I have plantar fascitis which makes it hard to do a lot of walking. Sometimes when I can't think of anything else I just put on one of the exercise video's SP offers and do my own modified version while I'm sitting on a chair! Waving arms about, lifting and spreading my legs, twisting my upper body... I figure any movement is better than no movement!
    2197 days ago
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