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Why does my body do this to me?

Friday, May 28, 2010

I've been getting up at 5 am to run in the mornings because I was loosing important family hours in the evening. I am not willing to loose that family time for any reason.

I've been doing really well running in the mornings and am pretty sure I will continue as long as my body will let me.

I got up this morning ad started my HIIT. Got the 5 min warm up completed and headed into the High Intensity portion and almost fell off the darn treadmill with a pain that shot through my chest and radiated all around my mid section! I actually yelped! Had to slow it down and do a steady pace keeping my heart rate under 120 the entire 30 minutes. I was so angry! How the hell am I supposed to get into shape if I can't physically do the things necessary to get into shape? As long as I kept my heart rate below 120, I was fine with no pain or discomfort. I have not gone to the doctor and probably won't unless it continues tomorrow or something gets worse today during my normal activities.

What are my alternatives? I have to do cardio exercises! Don't I? I am trying to burn away that stubborn layer of mama fat in my lower belly. I am so frustrated and angry and irritated and confused and scared. I am more pissed off that anything. I feel like every time I get into a good rhythm and I make a commitment, my body does something to prevent me from completing my mission. I am so angry!!!!

What other cardio exercises can I do? I HATE the elliptical and the stationary bike. I've got some cardio videos. I guess Maybe I will switch over to those. I just really love my HIIT! I love the freedom of running. I love the fact that I can keep my cardio timings down to 20 - 30 minutes with HIIT.

On the food front, I have slowly sipped into a vegan diet. It was unintentional really. I forgot to buy meat at the store a month ago, so I decided to see what I could do with vegetables for that week. The family was very happy and enjoyed every meal with no complaints. My husband took over the cooking the next week where we added three nights of fish into the diet. We all noticed that we were feeling better and less sluggish. The kids didn't complain of tummy aches any more and our middle son was surprised to find the blisters he constantly has on his tongue were gone after one week. I requested my husband to cut down on the cheese, and I guess he hear no cheese and the third week, I stopped eating cheese and it so happens that was the same week I discovered that eggs make me have violently runny tummy. I already didn't do milk. I've been a soy milk girl for many years now but vegan? I never imagined the word would cross my lips. It hasn't been as a conscious choice. It just happened. I am really watching the things I eat trying to pin point what upsets my tummy and what makes me feel generally yucky. I will reintroduce items slowly back into my diet and see what the effects are. I don't think I will ever be a meatasaurus again though.
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  • URBANMOMMY
    You are being too hard on yourself. Your body has been through so much...its Ok to change the way you were doing things!

    If you know me at all, you know I'm NOT a cardio person. I do it, but its not my fav thing to do. Aside from a clean diet, I have found weight training to be the number one contribution to my own body transformation. If you incorporate circuit style training during your lifting, you will still keep your heart rate elevated and STILL kick in to the fat stores.

    Plus, it sounds like your diet is spot on...WOO HOO!!

    One day at a time. You are doing GREAT!!

    kim
    3970 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/28/2010 5:08:09 AM
  • RIVERDLC
    Right now I am not able to exercise. I have dropped 5 pounds by really watching my intake. I stretch 20 min every day and ab work.
    3970 days ago
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