As crappy as that is, I honestly don't think I'd be up for lifting right now (plus I could really use the rest). I've spent the past two days with some serious stomach pain..on and off, but at the worst it hurts to even breathe or move. I've had this pain before (this has been happening for years!), it comes every once in a while and I've had a stomach scan done but nothing was found and the doctor brushed it off. It's definitely debilitating and interferes with daily life. I went back to the doctor yesterday and sat waiting for a good hour only to talk to her for five minutes and have her push several different pills at me and brush me off. So today I went to a gastroenterologist.
He was very nice, didn't rush through my appointment and actually tried to diagnose me. The conclusion: abdominal muscle tear. But just to be safe he sent me right away for bloodwork after the appointment and also gave me a prescription for painkillers and antacids. OUCH.
I have no idea how this happened though, I felt no pain while working out..so I'm still kind of weary on believing it's just a muscle tear, but I'll just have to wait for the bloodwork results.
Spending my afternoon at the hospital was exhausting especially after being up all last night. I did make it to work this morning to tough through training one client. I was definitely not at my best though.
In other news, before my stomach jumped ship, I had a couple great lifting sessions and upped my weights with overhead presses (60lbs) and one arm rows (40lbs). I also got a tub of this:
Delish. Although I haven't been able to really "test" it out yet. I have been switching it up in the kitchen though, but per usual nothing to write home about.
I picked up some delicious, but expensive, wild salmon from a fresh fish market and baked it up lemon-pepper style. My first time ever making salmon.
This was today's lunch, chicken salad made with plain greek yogurt and spicy mustard.
Oh the thrills of my kitchen.. I still want a huge, disgusting, greasy burger.
Anyways, since this post is well...lame, I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon of this survey:
A. Age: 23. Some days I feel 93, some days I feel 12.
B. Bed Size: Queen. My bed is one of my favorite things in the world. It's what I consider 'home'.
C. Chore I dislike: Vaccuuming.
D. Dogs: I like bulldogs.
E. Essential Start of Your Day: Pancakes :) I also love getting up early and being able to relax for an hour before getting my day started.
F. Favorite Color: pink!
G. Gold or Silver: Silver, definitely.
H. Height: 5'1. yeah yeah..
I . Instruments you play or played: Guitar! I haven't picked mine up in a while though.
J. Job Title: Personal Trainer. I love my job, a lot.
K. Kids: No thank ya.
L. Live: Connecticut..and I need to get OUT!
M. Moms Name: Kathi.
N. Nicknames: Rick, Air/Er, whatever ridiculous nickname Steve gives me..Babycakes, Sugarcube...ew, mushy much?
O . Overnight Hospital stay: None, yet.
P. Pet Peeve: People who can't drive or say thank you when you hold the door for them.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Chip, I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey!" Talladega Nights, anyone? I think I'm the only who likes that movie.
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: None :(
T. Time you wake up: Depends on the day.
U. Underwear: Well, I hate panty lines (and the word 'panties'..) and I wear workout pants a lot (very revealing!) so, thongs. I love boyshorts though.
V. Vegetables You don’t like: Broccoli.
W. What makes you run late: Oh my gosh, I can never get out of the house on time. I don't even know what I do. Check the mirror, gather all my crap, try on three thousand different outfits..
X. X-rays have you had any: Dental stuff and a chest one years ago.
Y. Yummy Food you make: Pumpkin Cheesecake and Turkey Meatloaf.
Z. Zoo animal Favorite: Gators and Hippos!!
Okay my loves, that's all for now! I'm off to go mope around and walk like a hunchback (or should I say cavegirl? Cavegirl sounds cooler..) because it hurts too bad to stand up straight..I leave you with today's motivation:
- Why big caloric deficits and lots of activity can hurt fat loss (for anyone else trying to lean out!)